Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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The House impeachment inquiry has released transcripts of its closed door interviews with EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine. Text message conversations turned over by Sondland to the committee and other witnesses’ testimony has placed Sondland and Gordon at the center of President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine to dig up political dirt on his opponents.

The documents also include new testimony Sondland gave on Nov. 4 as well as the full record of text messages that Volker turned over to the committee.

Read Sondland’s transcript here, or below, and read our coverage here.

Read Volker’s transcript here, or below, and read our coverage here.

Read the text messages Volker turned over to the committee here.

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In testimony before the House impeachment inquiry last month, a former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo detailed the behind-the-scenes diplomatic reaction to President Donald Trump’s insults of the ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

Longtime diplomat Michael McKinley, the former Pompeo adviser, also described concerns within the department about the secretary’s response to the impeachment inquiry. The inquiry released a transcript of McKinley’s testimony on Monday, along with a transcript of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony. (Read McKinley’s transcript in full below.)

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