Volker warned Giuliani's information on Ukraine wasn't credible: report

Former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Kurt VolkerKurt VolkerCNN obtains audio of 2019 Giuliani call linked to Ukraine meddling allegations GOP senators request details on Hunter Biden's travel for probe Yovanovitch retires from State Department: reports MORE told House investigators Thursday he warned President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE’s personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiBob Dole: 'I'm a Trumper' but 'I'm sort of Trumped out' Ex-Trump adviser Barrack charged with secretly lobbying for UAE Aides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book MORE that his Ukrainian sources alleging wrongdoing by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Republicans focus tax hike opposition on capital gains change Biden on hecklers: 'This is not a Trump rally. Let 'em holler' MORE and his son Hunter were not credible, according to The Washington Post.

Volker testified that he attempted to convince Giuliani that his sources, including the nation’s prosecutor general, were providing unreliable information, according to the Post, citing two people familiar with the testimony.

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Volker also said he and other officials within the State Department warned Ukrainian officials against involvement with U.S. politics, saying their involvement could open them to allegations of election interference, according to the Post.

Volker was summoned after he was named in a whistleblower complaint that led to an impeachment inquiry against Trump as the official who arranged a meeting between Giuliani and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Volker resigned shortly after the revelation of the complaint and a summary of a July call between Trump and Zelensky.

The report came shortly after Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe Freedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi Maryland's GOP governor slams 'whitewashing' of Jan. 6 riot MORE (R-Ohio), one of Trump’s staunchest allies in the House, told reporters outside the closed-door session that “nothing he has said supports the narrative you’ve been hearing from [House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam] Schiff [D-Calif.] and the Democrats.”

The report comes the same day Volker provided encrypted texts to Congress with Kiev chargé d'affaires Bill Taylor in which Taylor reportedly told other diplomats "it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign” even as the White House has denied it made the aid contingent on Ukraine launching an investigation.