5 Immediate Takeaways from Testimony of David Holmes and David Hale

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Tonight we have two Davids for the price of one — the House Intelligence Committee has released the transcripts of David Holmes’ and David Hale’s testimonies.

Holmes, of course, is the official who testified to knowledge of a call between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland talking about Ukraine.

Both men are set to testify publicly this week.

Here are some of the immediate takeaways from their closed-door testimonies:

1. Holmes’ testimony on the Sondland/Trump call

Under questioning, Holmes again repeated what he testified to about the call, and described how stunned he was by it:

This was an extremely distinctive experience in my Foreign Service career. I’ve never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from
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