Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after participating in the first hour of Kurt Volker’s testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee:

“This morning I participated in the first hour of Adam Schiff’s staff’s questioning of Kurt Volker, a former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine. Mr. Volker is an incredible diplomat and a tremendous asset to our country. It is deeply unfortunate and regrettable that Schiff’s show trial investigation has clearly affected Volker’s ability to advance U.S. interests with Ukraine. It is my strong belief that Volker would not have been involved in nor permitted anything inappropriate, let alone illegal, in his service to our country. Today he continued his legacy of integrity under questioning from Schiff’s staff. I do not believe that Volker’s testimony advanced Schiff’s impeachment agenda.”