Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and David Holmes, the counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, clashed on Thursday during impeachment hearings after Jordan continued to call out Holmes past his allotted speaking time over what he heard on the call between President Donald Trump and another diplomat.
Jordan challenged Holmes on his testimony that he overheard Trump pushing E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland on investigations during a phone call. Jordan took particular issue with Holmes’ claim that he briefed Ambassador Bill Taylor on what he heard regarding investigations.
“Throughout this time, as I testified, we were trying to find a formula. Things we could do with Ukrainians to convince the president that they were worth talking to,” Holmes