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“There are forces in Ukraine ready to protest in the streets if they perceive any softening on the government's insistence on Russian withdrawal." -- Kurt Volker

European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker set off alarms among officials who described them as putting Trump’s political agenda over U.S. national security interests.

Day 3, Tuesday, November 19: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams called Trump's phone call with Ukraine "inappropriate", and Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison — two witnesses Republicans called to testify — undercut the party's defenses.

Cause and effect: The demise of the special envoy post—originally occupied by Kurt Volker—is one of the first tangible signs that fallout from the impeachment probe has left a lasting impact on U.S. policy toward Ukraine. [4/7]

Holmes breaks down how the "three amigos" of Energy Sec. Rick Perry, Amb. Kurt Volker and Amb. Gordon Sondland were the point people for Ukraine -- says @MayorRGiuliani  was effectively shaping "Ukraine diplomacy"

Dubbed the “Three Amigos,” Sondland said he, Rick Perry and former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker "followed the president’s orders” to “talk to Rudy” and press Ukraine to launch the investigations.

On the third day of Trump’s impeachment hearings, former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker says allegations of corruption involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his son were ‘not credible.’ More here: #ImpeachmentHearings 

The now-famous “Three Amigos” were tasked by President Trump to take on a major role in directing Ukraine policy. They include Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, Special Representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

Sondland bluntly stated that he, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker "worked with Mr. Giuliani at the express direction of the president of the United States."

Sondland said he, Energy Sec. Rick Perry and Diplomat Kurt Volker did not want to work with Giuliani on Ukraine matters but did so at Trump's direction #impeachmenthearings 


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Thank you to Kurt Volker, U.S. Envoy to Ukraine, who said in his Congressional Testimony, just released, “You asked what conversations did I have about that quid pro quo, et cetra. NONE, because I didn’t know there was a quid pro quo.” Witch Hunt!

Kurt Volker just testified that there was no quid pro quo, bribery, or extortion. Tim Morrison added that nothing concerned him about President Trump’s call with Ukraine President Zelensky.

Kurt Volker is describing a cogent Ukraine policy that was repeatedly undermined by Trump himself by, among other things, questioning Ukraine’s right to Crimea and of course withholding the military aid.

In secret testimony, Adam Schiff wanted envoy Kurt Volker to say Ukraine felt pressured by Trump. But Volker did not think that was the case. So Schiff pressed and pressed. 'You're making this much more complicated than it has to be.'

CNN reporting: Kurt Volker, US special envoy to Ukraine, has resigned.

SCOOP: TRUMP's top Ukraine envoys, Kurt Volker & Gordon Sondland, pushed UKRAINE to commit to investigating Trump's rivals -- marking the 1st evidence that the US government effort to push for probes into BIDEN & other rivals was broader than just Trump.

Kurt Volker, U.S. envoy for Ukraine, texted a top aide to Zelensky right before his call w/Trump: "Heard from White House—assuming President Z convinces Trump he will investigate/"get to the bottom of what happened" in 2016, we will nail down date for visit to Washington."

EXCLUSIVE: Pompeo pushed out his own Ukraine rep, Kurt Volker, to try to squash this growing scandal.

More impeachment news: Former US Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker plans to appear at his deposition next Thursday in front of the House Foreign Affairs committee, according to source familiar with his plans, per @evanperez ⁩ @kylieatwood ⁩

US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, a key player in the controversy surrounding President Trump's July phone call with the Ukrainian president, has resigned, three sources say