The Ukraine Connection

Congress Releases Ukraine-Related Text Messages

By Mikhaila Fogel
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 11:44 PM

Thursday evening, the chairmen of the three House Committees—Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence—released text messages provided by Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine, as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s efforts to encourage Ukrainian officials to initiate an investigation of his possible political opponents in the 2020 presidential election. In their cover letter, the chairmen stated “earlier today, selected portions of these texts were leaked to the press out of context” and that they were providing the messages “to help correct the public record.” The document can be read here and below.