U.S. diplomat David Holmes to testify in public impeachment listening to on Thursday


David Holmes, the counselor for Political Affairs on the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, arrives to seem for a closed-door deposition as a part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2019. Information/Yara Nardi

WASHINGTON (Information) – David Holmes, a U.S. embassy official in Ukraine, will testify publicly on Thursday earlier than the U.S. Home of Representatives Intelligence Committee within the inquiry into whether or not President Donald Trump needs to be impeached, the panel stated on Monday.

Holmes advised lawmakers in a closed-door deposition on Saturday that he overheard a telephone name between Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, by which the president inquired about Ukraine’s willingness to hold out investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

The committee had already introduced eight witnesses had been attributable to testify this week, together with Sondland on Wednesday.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Modifying by Eric Beech