READ: Kurt Volker's opening statement in impeachment hearing

READ: Kurt Volker's opening statement in impeachment hearing
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Kurt VolkerKurt VolkerPush to investigate Bidens sets up potential for Senate turf war Senate confirms Brouillette to replace Perry as Energy secretary How Democrats' missing witnesses could fill in the Ukraine story 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 TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' 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 BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications 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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