READ: Kurt Volker's opening statement in impeachment hearing

READ: Kurt Volker's opening statement in impeachment hearing
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Kurt VolkerKurt VolkerGOP senators request details on Hunter Biden's travel for probe Yovanovitch retires from State Department: reports Live coverage: Senators enter second day of questions in impeachment trial MORE, the former special envoy to Ukraine, testified publicly before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as part of the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE

Volker is considered a key witness in the inquiry. He resigned from his position a day after the release of a whistleblower report that said Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Karl Rove: 'Long way to go' for Sanders to capture nomination: 'The field is splintered' MORE and his son Hunter Biden and that White House officials sought to cover it up.

Volker said in his opening statement that he "at no time ... knowingly took part in an effort to urge Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden."

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Read his full opening statement below: 

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