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US official denies knowing Ukraine aid linked to Biden probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former special envoy to Ukraine testified Tuesday he should have realized — as many of his colleagues did — that President Donald Trump was holding up military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate political rival Joe Biden. In public testimony before the House impeachment inquiry, Kurt Volker said he understands now, thanks to hindsight and the testimony of other witnesses, that Trump was using the aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden s son, Hunter, and his role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma. But Volker insisted he did not know of the push at the time, despite his deep involvement with Ukrainian officials on a statement —...


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