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Former US envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker set to meet US House Committees

Kurt Volker (Photo: Reuters)

Kurt Volker, a long-time US diplomat and US special envoy to Ukraine is set to meet with the staff of the US House committees. Volker who recently had resigned from his position following the revelations of the phone call between the US President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The US President has been facing an impeachment inquiry which was endorsed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in September. The allegations of President pressuring Ukraine to investigate Former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son is the reason behind the inquiry.

The Former Vice-President is one of the many candidates who are running for the presidential nomination of the US Democratic Party in 2020. According to a report in Reuters, Volker had resigned from his position to ‘contain the damage’ done by the US President and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

This comes just hours after the US President had called the inquiry as a ‘hoax’ by the Democrats. During the Press Conference on Wednesday, the President was visibly irate over the constant questioning of his call to Ukraine. Earlier in the week, the President had released a phone transcript of his conversation with Ukraine President Zelensky.

According to the report in Reuters, the former special envoy would meet with the staff od the Oversight, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committee. The envoy is appearing voluntarily and is one of the many who are set to appear.

Following the inquiry, if the House finds sufficient grounds to formulate the Articles of Impeachment and Charges against the sitting President. It would mean that a Senate Trial would be held to find sufficient grounds to oust the president.

US Democratic Party has been critical of the President since his election and the subsequent Russian investigation against his campaign. The investigation done by former FBI Director and Special Counsel Robert Muller did not fully exonerate the President but had led to many people being indicted before the Grand Jury.

(Inputs from agencies)

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