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David Holmes said : "The first thing I heard is her screaming, I could see the shark's tail thrashing in the water and knew it was biting her”. Sources have told Australia’s 9 News that the same shark was behind a second attack three weeks ago. Miah Holmes was on North West Island in Australia when she was bitten three times on the leg (Image: 9 News) Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles The victim has reportedly been barred from the island for provoking the beast. Mr Holmes added: " External link

dailystar Friday, January 17, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "The first thing I heard is her screaming, I could see the shark's tail thrashing in the water and knew it was biting her," External link

9news Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "The actions of people and doing what they do there has impacted on our seven-year-old daughter," External link

9news Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Research from the CSIRO shows the storm tracks that used to come from the Southern Ocean aren't reaching as far and this could be impacting the Sydney region,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Research from the CSIRO shows the storm tracks that used to come from the Southern Ocean aren't reaching as far and this could be impacting the Sydney region,” External link

smh Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Research from the CSIRO shows the storm tracks that used to come from the Southern Ocean aren't reaching as far and this could be impacting the Sydney region,” External link

smh Monday, January 13, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “President Zelensky had received a letter — congratulatory letter from the president saying he’d be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May and we hadn’t been able to get that meeting and then the security hold came up with no explanation,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, December 23, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "The official said the order had come from the president and had been conveyed to OMB by Mr Mulvaney with no further explanation," External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, December 20, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "When the president came on, [Sondland] sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear like this," External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, December 20, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I became aware that Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, December 20, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “It is a more complex than usual case. We have to carry on through our own forensic examiner in relation to the properties” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland advised the president to ‘let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker tape [parade] when he comes home,'” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland said he loves your ass,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "will do 'anything you ask him to,'" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland said he loves your ass,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Zelensky had received a letter, a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Although the hold on the security assistance may have been lifted, there were still things they wanted that they weren’t getting, including a meeting with the president in the Oval Office,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland said he loves your ass,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine" External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, December 2, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "over the following months, it became apparent that Mr Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine" External link

nzherald Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

oregonlive Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : ”over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Presidents have often used back channels to facilitate foreign policy and leverage U.S. resources to achieve their policy goals, experts say. The difference is that Trump’s approach, as outlined in the impeachment inquiry, appears to be mobilizing U.S. policy and resource for personal political gain. The Ukrainian matter is but one way the foreign policy landscape has shifted dramatically in the Trump era. As the White House pursues an “America First” External link

washtimes Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

tribtown Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

680news Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : “I heard President Trump ask, ‘So, he’s going to do the investigation?’ Ambassador Sondland replied that ‘he’s going to do it,’ adding that President Zelensky will do ‘anything you ask him to,’” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Although the hold on the security assistance may have been lifted, there were still things they wanted that they weren't getting, including a meeting with the president in the Oval Office," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Marie Yovanovitch ) : "in retaliation, Mr. Lutsenko made a series of unsupported allegations against Ambassador Yovanovitch," External link

ABCnews Monday, November 25, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I then heard President Trump ask, so, he is going to do the investigation? Ambassador Sondland replied that he is going to do it, adding that President Zelensky will do anything you ask him to do,” External link

fox59 Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Frankly, he withstood a lot of pressure for a very long time, and he didn't give that interview," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 24, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Frankly, he withstood a lot of pressure for a very long time, and he didn't give that interview," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Holmes added ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy and justice and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a discreet channel to the White House,” “That change began with the emergence of press reports critical of Yovanovitch” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “At first, the lunch was largely social. Ambassador Sondland selected a bottle of wine that we shared among the four of us, and we discussed topics such as marketing strategies for his hotel business. During the lunch, Ambassador Sondland said that he was going to call President Trump to give him an update. Ambassador Sondland placed a call on his mobile phone, and I heard him announce himself several times” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “When the president came on, he sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear, like this. And he did that for the first couple of exchanges. I don't know if he then turned the volume down, if he got used to it, if the president moderated his volume, I don't know. But that's how I was able to hear it” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine and went on to state that President Zelenskiy, quote, unquote, loves your ass” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “I then heard President Trump ask, quote, ‘So he’s going to do the investigation?’ unquote. Ambassador Sondland replied that, ‘He’s going to do it,’ adding that President Zelenskiy will, quote ‘do anything you ask him to.’” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “Ambassador Sondland stated that the president only cares about ‘big stuff.’ I noted that there was big stuff going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia. And Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant big stuff that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Mike Mulvaney ) : “An Office of Management and Budget staff member surprisingly announced the hold on Ukraine security assistance near the end of a two-hour meeting. The official said that the order had come from the president and had been conveyed to OMB by Mr. Mulvaney without further explanation” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes added ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy and justice and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a discreet channel to the White House,” “That change began with the emergence of press reports critical of Yovanovitch” External link

thedailybeast Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : “I came to realize I had firsthand knowledge regarding the events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Sir ) : “Sir, we’ve been hearing about the investigations since March — months before [the July 25 call] — and President Zelensky had received a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “They still need us now, going forward,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "They still need us now, going forward," External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, November 22, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “They still need us now, going forward,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “President Zelensky had received a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” “And we had been unable to get that meeting. And then the security hold came up with no explanation” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "A White House visit was critical to President Zelensky (because he) needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President (Vladimir) Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home," "We at the embassy also believed that a meeting was critical ... and we worked hard to get it arranged" External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

David Holmes told : "was not prepared to show the level of support for the Zelensky administration that we had originally anticipated," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda ... in Ukraine," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “President Zelensky had received a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” “And we had been unable to get that meeting. And then the security hold came up with no explanation” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Putin ) : “President Zelensky needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anticorruption reform agenda at home,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 22, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "He [Sondland] said he really doesn’t care about Ukraine... he says he cares about big stuff. I asked him what kind of big stuff...war with Russia? He said no, big stuff like the Biden investigation that Mr Giuliani’s pushing," External link

mid-day Friday, November 22, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "This was a very distinctive experience... someone at a lunch... making a call on his cell phone to the president of the United States... they were directly addressing something that I had been working on for weeks and months... here he is actually having that contact. Hearing the president’s voice and hearing them talk about this Biden investigation issue that I’d been hearing about," External link

mid-day Friday, November 22, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "went on to state that President Zelensky 'loves your ass.' I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?'" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 22, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Holmes ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy, and justice, and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression, became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House” External link

nytimes Friday, November 22, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

theage Friday, November 22, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “When the president came on, he sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear,” External link

latimes Friday, November 22, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I then heard President Trump ask, so, he is going to do the investigation? Ambassador Sondland replied that he is going to do it, adding that President Zelensky will do anything you ask him to do,” External link

fox59 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : "Ambassador Sondland stated the president only cares about big stuff. I noted there was big stuff going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia, and Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant big stuff that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Guiliani was pushing," External link

koaa Friday, November 22, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda being promoted by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani," External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump say, ‘so he's gonna do the investigation?'" "My clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “That’s how I was able to hear,” External link

thehill Friday, November 22, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "A White House visit was critical to President Zelensky (because he) needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President (Vladimir) Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home," "We at the embassy also believed that a meeting was critical ... and we worked hard to get it arranged" External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told : "was not prepared to show the level of support for the Zelensky administration that we had originally anticipated," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda ... in Ukraine," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : “was made clear that some action on a Burisma/Biden investigation was a precondition for an Oval Office meeting,” External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : "by this point, however, my clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : “Yermak did not answer, but shrugged in resignation as if to indicate they had no choice. In short, everyone thought there was going to be an interview, and that the Ukrainians believed they had to do it,” External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : "September 13, an Embassy colleague received a phone call from a colleague who worked for Ambassador Sondland," "My Embassy colleague texted me regarding the call that, 'Sondland said the [Zelenskiy] interview is supposed to be today or Monday [Sept 16] and they plan to announce that a certain investigation that was 'on hold' will progress" External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, 'Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and f---s everything up.'” External link

france24-en Friday, November 22, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Although the hold on the security assistance may have been lifted, there were still things they wanted that they weren’t getting, including a meeting with the President in the Oval Office,” “Whether the security assistance hold continued or not, the Ukrainians understood that that’s something the President wanted, and they still wanted important things from the President” External link

fox5sandiego Friday, November 22, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : “I came to realize I had first-hand knowledge regarding certain events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported, and that those events potentially bore on the question of whether the President did, in fact, have knowledge that those senior officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukrainian President to announce the opening of a criminal investigation against President Trump’s political opponent,” External link

fox5sandiego Friday, November 22, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelensky ‘loves your ass.’ I then heard President Trump ask, ‘So, he’s gonna do the investigation?’ Ambassador Sondland replied that ‘he’s gonna do it,’ adding that President Zelensky will do ‘anything you ask him to.’” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not give an expletive about Ukraine,” “Ambassador Sondland agreed that the president did not give an expletive about Ukraine. I asked, ‘Why not?’ Ambassador Sondland stated that the president only cares about big stuff. I noted there was big stuff going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia. Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant big stuff that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Zelensky had received a letter, a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” “We hadn’t been to able to get that meeting — and then the security hold came up with no explanation. And I’d be surprised if any of the Ukrainians — you said earlier, we discussed earlier, you know, sophisticated people — when they received no explanation for why that hold was in place, they wouldn’t have drawn that conclusion” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : “I think the Ukrainians gradually came to understand that they were being asked to do something in exchange for the meeting and the security assistance hold being lifted,” External link

nytimes Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told ( about Donald Trump ) : "The president did, in fact, have knowledge that those senior officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukranian president to announce the opening of a criminal investigation against Trump's political opponent," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "Ambassador Sondland and Mr Yermak had insisted that the meeting be one-on-one, with no note-taker," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : "So, he's gonna do the investigation?" External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "said 'yes,' I'm here in Ukraine and then Ambassador Sondland said 'he loves your ass. He'll do anything you want. He's going to do the investigation,'" External link

ABCnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Rick Perry ) : "Embassy personnel were excluded from these later meetings by Secretary Perry's staff," External link

ABCnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "A White House visit was critical to President Zelensky (because he) needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President (Vladimir) Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home," "We at the Embassy also believed that a meeting was critical ... and we worked hard to get it arranged" External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told : "was not prepared to show the level of support for the Zelensky administration that we had originally anticipated," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "The President's voice was loud and recognizable," External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, 'he's going to do it,'” External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Holmes recalled ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "the president's voice was very loud and recognisable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume" External link

heart Friday, November 22, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated the president only cares about 'big stuff'" External link

heart Friday, November 22, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I am an apolitical foreign policy professional, and my job is to focus on the politics of the country in which I serve so that we can better understand the local landscape and better advance U.S. national interests there," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "In fact, at one point during a preliminary meeting of the inauguration delegation, someone wondered aloud about why Mr. Giuliani was so active in the media with respect to Ukraine," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, 'Damn it, Rudy. Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and f---s everything up.'" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about President Trump ) : "During the meeting, President Zelensky stated that during the July 25 call, President Trump had 'three times' raised 'some very sensitive issues,' and that he would have to follow up on those issues when he and President Trump met 'in person,'" "Not having received a readout of the July 25 call, I did not know what those sensitive issues were" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he's gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to,'" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "When the president came on, he sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "When they received no explanation for why that hold was in place, they would have drawn that conclusion," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Sir, I think it was Gordon Sondland who showed indiscretion by having that conversation over a public phone line," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "The President's voice was loud and recognizable," External link

kiro7 Friday, November 22, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, 'he's going to do it,'” External link

kiro7 Friday, November 22, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “It was quite loud. The person who came on was quite distinctive,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I’ve never seen anything like this in my foreign service career,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda being promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 22, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump say, ‘So he's gonna do the investigation?'" "My clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 22, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "The President's voice was loud and recognizable," External link

wsoctv Friday, November 22, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, 'he's going to do it,'” External link

wsoctv Friday, November 22, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes recalled ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "the president's voice was very loud and recognisable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume" External link

skynews Friday, November 22, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Holmes ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy, and justice, and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression, became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House” External link

nytimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "It became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "They still need us now going forward ... He needs our support," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I came to realize I had first-hand knowledge regarding certain events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported, and that those events potentially bore on the question of whether the president did, in fact, have knowledge that those senior officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukrainian president to announce the opening of a criminal investigation against President Trump's political opponent," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "My clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "after significant press coverage and bipartisan congressional expressions of concern about the withholding of security assistance," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes noted ( about Danny Cowart ) : "Although we knew the hold was lifted, we were still concerned that President Zelensky had committed, in exchange for the lifting, to give the requested CNN interview," "We had several indications that the interview would occur" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : "Ambassador Taylor again stressed the importance of staying out of U.S. politics and said he hoped no interview was planned. Mr. Yermak did not answer, but shrugged in resignation as if to indicate they had no choice. In short, everyone thought there was going to be an interview, and that the Ukrainians believed they had to do it. The interview ultimately did not occur," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he's gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to,'" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not 'give a s--t about Ukraine.' Ambassador Sondland agreed that the president did not 'give a s--t about Ukraine.' I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the President only cares about 'big stuff,'" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about President Trump ) : "During the meeting, President Zelensky stated that during the July 25 call, President Trump had 'three times' raised 'some very sensitive issues,' and that he would have to follow up on those issues when he and President Trump met 'in person,'" "Not having received a readout of the July 25 call, I did not know what those sensitive issues were" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I am an apolitical foreign policy professional, and my job is to focus on the politics of the country in which I serve so that we can better understand the local landscape and better advance U.S. national interests there," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "In fact, at one point during a preliminary meeting of the inauguration delegation, someone wondered aloud about why Mr. Giuliani was so active in the media with respect to Ukraine," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, 'Damn it, Rudy. Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and f---s everything up.'" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "So, he's gonna do the investigation?" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : “was made clear that some action on a Burisma/Biden investigation was a precondition for an Oval Office meeting,” External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : "by this point, however, my clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : “Yermak did not answer, but shrugged in resignation as if to indicate they had no choice. In short, everyone thought there was going to be an interview, and that the Ukrainians believed they had to do it,” External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : "September 13, an Embassy colleague received a phone call from a colleague who worked for Ambassador Sondland," "My Embassy colleague texted me regarding the call that, 'Sondland said the [Zelenskiy] interview is supposed to be today or Monday [Sept 16] and they plan to announce that a certain investigation that was 'on hold' will progress" External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Did I go through every single word in the call?" "No, because everyone by that point agreed. It was obvious what the president was pressing for" External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani had a direct influence on the policy that the three amigos (Sondland, Rick Perry, and Kirk Volker) were executing on the ground in Ukraine," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Bob Mueller ) : "I'm not aware that Bob Mueller did not find it credible," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Holmes stated ( about President Trump ) : "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So he's going to do the investigation?'" External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I heard Ambassador Sondland greet the President and explain that he was calling from Kyiv. I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelenskyy “loves your ass”. I then heard President Trump ask, “So, he’s gonna do the investigation?” Ambassador Sondland replied that “he’s gonna do it,” adding that President Zelenskyy will do “anything you ask him to”. Even though I did not take notes of these statements, I have a clear recollection that these statements were made. I believe that my colleagues who were sitting at the table also knew that Ambassador Sondland was speaking with the President" External link

nbcdfw Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House,” External link

aa-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "I heard him announce himself several times, along the lines of 'Gordan Sondland holding for the president,'" External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelensky 'loves your ass.' I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he’s gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he’s gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to do.'" External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "The conversation then shifted to Ambassador Sondland’s efforts, on behalf of the president, to assist a rapper who was jailed in Sweden, and I could only hear Ambassador Sondland’s side of the conversation," External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not 'give an expletive about Ukraine.' Ambassador Sondland agreed that the president did not 'give an expletive about Ukraine.' I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the president only cares about 'big stuff.' I noted that there was 'big stuff' going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia, and Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant 'big stuff' that benefits the president, like the 'Biden investigation' that Mr. Giuliani was pushing" External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I heard Ambassador Sondland greet the President and explain that he was calling from Kyiv. I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelenskyy “loves your ass”. I then heard President Trump ask, “So, he’s gonna do the investigation?” Ambassador Sondland replied that “he’s gonna do it,” adding that President Zelenskyy will do “anything you ask him to”. Even though I did not take notes of these statements, I have a clear recollection that these statements were made. I believe that my colleagues who were sitting at the table also knew that Ambassador Sondland was speaking with the President" External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Holmes added : "Giuliani and others made a number of public statements critical of Ambassador Yovanovitch, questioning her integrity and calling for her removal," "Giuliani was also making frequent public statements pushing for Ukraine to investigate interference in the 2016 election and issues related to Burisma and the Bidens" External link

upi Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy, and justice, and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression, became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House” External link

nytimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “I could hear the president's voice through the earpiece of the phone. The president's voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Marie Yovanovitch ) : "The barrage of allegations directed at Ambassador Yovanovitch, a career ambassador, is unlike anything I have seen in my professional career," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware that Mr. Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

iol Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland told the president that the rapper was ‘kind of f—ed there’ and ‘should have pled guilty,'” “He recommended that the president ‘wait until after the sentencing, or it will only make it worse,’ and he added that the president should let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker tape when he comes home” External link

nypost Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Although Ambassador Sondland’s phone was not on speakerphone, I could hear the president’s voice through the earpiece of the phone,” External link

nypost Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “In mid-March 2019, an embassy colleague learned that Mr. Lutsenko had complained that Ambassador Yovanovitch had, quote, ‘destroyed him’ with her refusal to support him until he followed through with his reform commitments and ceased using his position for personal gain,” “In retaliation, Mr. Lutsenko made a series of allegations, mostly suggesting that Ambassador Yovanovitch improperly used the embassy to advance the political interests of the Democratic Party” External link

nypost Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware that Mr. Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

trust Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Mick Mulvaney ) : "The official said the order had come from the president and had been conveyed to OMB by Mr. Mulvaney with no further explanation," External link

trust Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes told : “I came to realize I had firsthand knowledge regarding certain events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “The president’s voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Ambassador Sondland agreed that the President did not ‘give a s--t about Ukraine.’ I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the President only cares about ‘big stuff,’” “Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant ‘big stuff’ that benefits the president, like the ‘Biden investigation’ that [Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy] Giuliani was pushing” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : “While we had advised our Ukrainian counterparts to voice a commitment to following the rule of law and generally investigating credible corruption allegations, this was a demand that President Zelensky personally commit, on a cable news channel, to a specific investigation of President Trump’s political rival,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “It was quite loud. The person who came on was quite distinctive,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I’ve never seen anything like this in my foreign service career,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani had a direct influence on the policy that the three amigos (Sondland, Rick Perry, and Kirk Volker) were executing on the ground in Ukraine," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “This was an extremely distinctive experience in my Foreign Service career,” External link

fox2now Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “I could hear the president's voice through the earpiece of the phone. The president's voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Putin ) : “President Zelensky needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Even though I did not take notes of these statements, I have a clear recollection that these statements were made,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : “This was a very distinctive experience. I’ve never seen anything like this in my foreign service career. Someone at a lunch in a restaurant making a call on a cellphone to the president of the United States,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Very colorful language was used. They were directly addressing something I had been wondering about, working on for weeks and even months, a topic that had led to the recall of my former boss, the former ambassador,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes raconté : "J'ai entendu le président Trump demander: 'alors, il va lancer l'enquête?'. L'ambassadeur Sondland a répondu: 'il va le faire', ajoutant que le président Zelensky ferait 'tout ce que vous lui demandez'" External link

lexpress Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT



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David Holmes said : "The first thing I heard is her screaming, I could see the shark's tail thrashing in the water and knew it was biting her”. Sources have told Australia’s 9 News that the same shark was behind a second attack three weeks ago. Miah Holmes was on North West Island in Australia when she was bitten three times on the leg (Image: 9 News) Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles The victim has reportedly been barred from the island for provoking the beast. Mr Holmes added: " External link

dailystar Friday, January 17, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "The first thing I heard is her screaming, I could see the shark's tail thrashing in the water and knew it was biting her," External link

9news Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "The actions of people and doing what they do there has impacted on our seven-year-old daughter," External link

9news Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Research from the CSIRO shows the storm tracks that used to come from the Southern Ocean aren't reaching as far and this could be impacting the Sydney region,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Research from the CSIRO shows the storm tracks that used to come from the Southern Ocean aren't reaching as far and this could be impacting the Sydney region,” External link

smh Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Research from the CSIRO shows the storm tracks that used to come from the Southern Ocean aren't reaching as far and this could be impacting the Sydney region,” External link

smh Monday, January 13, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “President Zelensky had received a letter — congratulatory letter from the president saying he’d be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May and we hadn’t been able to get that meeting and then the security hold came up with no explanation,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, December 23, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "The official said the order had come from the president and had been conveyed to OMB by Mr Mulvaney with no further explanation," External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, December 20, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "When the president came on, [Sondland] sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear like this," External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, December 20, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I became aware that Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

ClassFMGhana Friday, December 20, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “It is a more complex than usual case. We have to carry on through our own forensic examiner in relation to the properties” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland advised the president to ‘let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker tape [parade] when he comes home,'” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland said he loves your ass,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "will do 'anything you ask him to,'" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland said he loves your ass,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Zelensky had received a letter, a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Although the hold on the security assistance may have been lifted, there were still things they wanted that they weren’t getting, including a meeting with the president in the Oval Office,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland said he loves your ass,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine" External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, December 2, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "over the following months, it became apparent that Mr Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine" External link

nzherald Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

oregonlive Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : ”over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Presidents have often used back channels to facilitate foreign policy and leverage U.S. resources to achieve their policy goals, experts say. The difference is that Trump’s approach, as outlined in the impeachment inquiry, appears to be mobilizing U.S. policy and resource for personal political gain. The Ukrainian matter is but one way the foreign policy landscape has shifted dramatically in the Trump era. As the White House pursues an “America First” External link

washtimes Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

tribtown Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine” External link

680news Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : “I heard President Trump ask, ‘So, he’s going to do the investigation?’ Ambassador Sondland replied that ‘he’s going to do it,’ adding that President Zelensky will do ‘anything you ask him to,’” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Although the hold on the security assistance may have been lifted, there were still things they wanted that they weren't getting, including a meeting with the president in the Oval Office," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Marie Yovanovitch ) : "in retaliation, Mr. Lutsenko made a series of unsupported allegations against Ambassador Yovanovitch," External link

ABCnews Monday, November 25, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I then heard President Trump ask, so, he is going to do the investigation? Ambassador Sondland replied that he is going to do it, adding that President Zelensky will do anything you ask him to do,” External link

fox59 Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Frankly, he withstood a lot of pressure for a very long time, and he didn't give that interview," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 24, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Frankly, he withstood a lot of pressure for a very long time, and he didn't give that interview," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Holmes added ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy and justice and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a discreet channel to the White House,” “That change began with the emergence of press reports critical of Yovanovitch” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “At first, the lunch was largely social. Ambassador Sondland selected a bottle of wine that we shared among the four of us, and we discussed topics such as marketing strategies for his hotel business. During the lunch, Ambassador Sondland said that he was going to call President Trump to give him an update. Ambassador Sondland placed a call on his mobile phone, and I heard him announce himself several times” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “When the president came on, he sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear, like this. And he did that for the first couple of exchanges. I don't know if he then turned the volume down, if he got used to it, if the president moderated his volume, I don't know. But that's how I was able to hear it” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine and went on to state that President Zelenskiy, quote, unquote, loves your ass” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “I then heard President Trump ask, quote, ‘So he’s going to do the investigation?’ unquote. Ambassador Sondland replied that, ‘He’s going to do it,’ adding that President Zelenskiy will, quote ‘do anything you ask him to.’” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes : “Ambassador Sondland stated that the president only cares about ‘big stuff.’ I noted that there was big stuff going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia. And Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant big stuff that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Mike Mulvaney ) : “An Office of Management and Budget staff member surprisingly announced the hold on Ukraine security assistance near the end of a two-hour meeting. The official said that the order had come from the president and had been conveyed to OMB by Mr. Mulvaney without further explanation” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

David Holmes added ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy and justice and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a discreet channel to the White House,” “That change began with the emergence of press reports critical of Yovanovitch” External link

thedailybeast Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : “I came to realize I had firsthand knowledge regarding the events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Sir ) : “Sir, we’ve been hearing about the investigations since March — months before [the July 25 call] — and President Zelensky had received a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “They still need us now, going forward,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "They still need us now, going forward," External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, November 22, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “They still need us now, going forward,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “President Zelensky had received a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” “And we had been unable to get that meeting. And then the security hold came up with no explanation” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "A White House visit was critical to President Zelensky (because he) needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President (Vladimir) Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home," "We at the embassy also believed that a meeting was critical ... and we worked hard to get it arranged" External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

David Holmes told : "was not prepared to show the level of support for the Zelensky administration that we had originally anticipated," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda ... in Ukraine," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “President Zelensky had received a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” “And we had been unable to get that meeting. And then the security hold came up with no explanation” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 22, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Putin ) : “President Zelensky needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anticorruption reform agenda at home,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 22, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "He [Sondland] said he really doesn’t care about Ukraine... he says he cares about big stuff. I asked him what kind of big stuff...war with Russia? He said no, big stuff like the Biden investigation that Mr Giuliani’s pushing," External link

mid-day Friday, November 22, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "This was a very distinctive experience... someone at a lunch... making a call on his cell phone to the president of the United States... they were directly addressing something that I had been working on for weeks and months... here he is actually having that contact. Hearing the president’s voice and hearing them talk about this Biden investigation issue that I’d been hearing about," External link

mid-day Friday, November 22, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "went on to state that President Zelensky 'loves your ass.' I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?'" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 22, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Holmes ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy, and justice, and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression, became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House” External link

nytimes Friday, November 22, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

theage Friday, November 22, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “When the president came on, he sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear,” External link

latimes Friday, November 22, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I then heard President Trump ask, so, he is going to do the investigation? Ambassador Sondland replied that he is going to do it, adding that President Zelensky will do anything you ask him to do,” External link

fox59 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : "Ambassador Sondland stated the president only cares about big stuff. I noted there was big stuff going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia, and Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant big stuff that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Guiliani was pushing," External link

koaa Friday, November 22, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda being promoted by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani," External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump say, ‘so he's gonna do the investigation?'" "My clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “That’s how I was able to hear,” External link

thehill Friday, November 22, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "A White House visit was critical to President Zelensky (because he) needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President (Vladimir) Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home," "We at the embassy also believed that a meeting was critical ... and we worked hard to get it arranged" External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told : "was not prepared to show the level of support for the Zelensky administration that we had originally anticipated," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda ... in Ukraine," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : “was made clear that some action on a Burisma/Biden investigation was a precondition for an Oval Office meeting,” External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : "by this point, however, my clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : “Yermak did not answer, but shrugged in resignation as if to indicate they had no choice. In short, everyone thought there was going to be an interview, and that the Ukrainians believed they had to do it,” External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : "September 13, an Embassy colleague received a phone call from a colleague who worked for Ambassador Sondland," "My Embassy colleague texted me regarding the call that, 'Sondland said the [Zelenskiy] interview is supposed to be today or Monday [Sept 16] and they plan to announce that a certain investigation that was 'on hold' will progress" External link

nbcnews Friday, November 22, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, 'Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and f---s everything up.'” External link

france24-en Friday, November 22, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Although the hold on the security assistance may have been lifted, there were still things they wanted that they weren’t getting, including a meeting with the President in the Oval Office,” “Whether the security assistance hold continued or not, the Ukrainians understood that that’s something the President wanted, and they still wanted important things from the President” External link

fox5sandiego Friday, November 22, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : “I came to realize I had first-hand knowledge regarding certain events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported, and that those events potentially bore on the question of whether the President did, in fact, have knowledge that those senior officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukrainian President to announce the opening of a criminal investigation against President Trump’s political opponent,” External link

fox5sandiego Friday, November 22, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelensky ‘loves your ass.’ I then heard President Trump ask, ‘So, he’s gonna do the investigation?’ Ambassador Sondland replied that ‘he’s gonna do it,’ adding that President Zelensky will do ‘anything you ask him to.’” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not give an expletive about Ukraine,” “Ambassador Sondland agreed that the president did not give an expletive about Ukraine. I asked, ‘Why not?’ Ambassador Sondland stated that the president only cares about big stuff. I noted there was big stuff going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia. Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant big stuff that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “Zelensky had received a letter, a congratulatory letter from the president saying he would be pleased to meet him following his inauguration in May,” “We hadn’t been to able to get that meeting — and then the security hold came up with no explanation. And I’d be surprised if any of the Ukrainians — you said earlier, we discussed earlier, you know, sophisticated people — when they received no explanation for why that hold was in place, they wouldn’t have drawn that conclusion” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : “I think the Ukrainians gradually came to understand that they were being asked to do something in exchange for the meeting and the security assistance hold being lifted,” External link

nytimes Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told ( about Donald Trump ) : "The president did, in fact, have knowledge that those senior officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukranian president to announce the opening of a criminal investigation against Trump's political opponent," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "Ambassador Sondland and Mr Yermak had insisted that the meeting be one-on-one, with no note-taker," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified : "So, he's gonna do the investigation?" External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "said 'yes,' I'm here in Ukraine and then Ambassador Sondland said 'he loves your ass. He'll do anything you want. He's going to do the investigation,'" External link

ABCnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Rick Perry ) : "Embassy personnel were excluded from these later meetings by Secretary Perry's staff," External link

ABCnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "A White House visit was critical to President Zelensky (because he) needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President (Vladimir) Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home," "We at the Embassy also believed that a meeting was critical ... and we worked hard to get it arranged" External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

David Holmes told : "was not prepared to show the level of support for the Zelensky administration that we had originally anticipated," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "The President's voice was loud and recognizable," External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, 'he's going to do it,'” External link

wftv Friday, November 22, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Holmes recalled ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "the president's voice was very loud and recognisable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume" External link

heart Friday, November 22, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated the president only cares about 'big stuff'" External link

heart Friday, November 22, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I am an apolitical foreign policy professional, and my job is to focus on the politics of the country in which I serve so that we can better understand the local landscape and better advance U.S. national interests there," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "In fact, at one point during a preliminary meeting of the inauguration delegation, someone wondered aloud about why Mr. Giuliani was so active in the media with respect to Ukraine," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, 'Damn it, Rudy. Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and f---s everything up.'" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about President Trump ) : "During the meeting, President Zelensky stated that during the July 25 call, President Trump had 'three times' raised 'some very sensitive issues,' and that he would have to follow up on those issues when he and President Trump met 'in person,'" "Not having received a readout of the July 25 call, I did not know what those sensitive issues were" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he's gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to,'" External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "When the president came on, he sort of winced and held the phone away from his ear," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "When they received no explanation for why that hold was in place, they would have drawn that conclusion," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Sir, I think it was Gordon Sondland who showed indiscretion by having that conversation over a public phone line," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 22, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "The President's voice was loud and recognizable," External link

kiro7 Friday, November 22, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, 'he's going to do it,'” External link

kiro7 Friday, November 22, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “It was quite loud. The person who came on was quite distinctive,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I’ve never seen anything like this in my foreign service career,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "Our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda being promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 22, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump say, ‘So he's gonna do the investigation?'" "My clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 22, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "The President's voice was loud and recognizable," External link

wsoctv Friday, November 22, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes added : “Ambassador Sondland replied, 'he's going to do it,'” External link

wsoctv Friday, November 22, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

David Holmes recalled ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "the president's voice was very loud and recognisable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume" External link

skynews Friday, November 22, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, November 22, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Holmes ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy, and justice, and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression, became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House” External link

nytimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "It became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the three amigos were executing on the ground in Ukraine," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "They still need us now going forward ... He needs our support," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : "I came to realize I had first-hand knowledge regarding certain events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported, and that those events potentially bore on the question of whether the president did, in fact, have knowledge that those senior officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukrainian president to announce the opening of a criminal investigation against President Trump's political opponent," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "My clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "after significant press coverage and bipartisan congressional expressions of concern about the withholding of security assistance," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes noted ( about Danny Cowart ) : "Although we knew the hold was lifted, we were still concerned that President Zelensky had committed, in exchange for the lifting, to give the requested CNN interview," "We had several indications that the interview would occur" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : "Ambassador Taylor again stressed the importance of staying out of U.S. politics and said he hoped no interview was planned. Mr. Yermak did not answer, but shrugged in resignation as if to indicate they had no choice. In short, everyone thought there was going to be an interview, and that the Ukrainians believed they had to do it. The interview ultimately did not occur," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he's gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to,'" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not 'give a s--t about Ukraine.' Ambassador Sondland agreed that the president did not 'give a s--t about Ukraine.' I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the President only cares about 'big stuff,'" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about President Trump ) : "During the meeting, President Zelensky stated that during the July 25 call, President Trump had 'three times' raised 'some very sensitive issues,' and that he would have to follow up on those issues when he and President Trump met 'in person,'" "Not having received a readout of the July 25 call, I did not know what those sensitive issues were" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I am an apolitical foreign policy professional, and my job is to focus on the politics of the country in which I serve so that we can better understand the local landscape and better advance U.S. national interests there," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "In fact, at one point during a preliminary meeting of the inauguration delegation, someone wondered aloud about why Mr. Giuliani was so active in the media with respect to Ukraine," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, 'Damn it, Rudy. Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and f---s everything up.'" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "So, he's gonna do the investigation?" External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : “was made clear that some action on a Burisma/Biden investigation was a precondition for an Oval Office meeting,” External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Hunter Biden ) : "by this point, however, my clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the president either as an expression of dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigation or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so" External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : “Yermak did not answer, but shrugged in resignation as if to indicate they had no choice. In short, everyone thought there was going to be an interview, and that the Ukrainians believed they had to do it,” External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : "September 13, an Embassy colleague received a phone call from a colleague who worked for Ambassador Sondland," "My Embassy colleague texted me regarding the call that, 'Sondland said the [Zelenskiy] interview is supposed to be today or Monday [Sept 16] and they plan to announce that a certain investigation that was 'on hold' will progress" External link

nbcnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Did I go through every single word in the call?" "No, because everyone by that point agreed. It was obvious what the president was pressing for" External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani had a direct influence on the policy that the three amigos (Sondland, Rick Perry, and Kirk Volker) were executing on the ground in Ukraine," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Bob Mueller ) : "I'm not aware that Bob Mueller did not find it credible," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

David Holmes stated ( about President Trump ) : "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So he's going to do the investigation?'" External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I heard Ambassador Sondland greet the President and explain that he was calling from Kyiv. I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelenskyy “loves your ass”. I then heard President Trump ask, “So, he’s gonna do the investigation?” Ambassador Sondland replied that “he’s gonna do it,” adding that President Zelenskyy will do “anything you ask him to”. Even though I did not take notes of these statements, I have a clear recollection that these statements were made. I believe that my colleagues who were sitting at the table also knew that Ambassador Sondland was speaking with the President" External link

nbcdfw Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House,” External link

aa-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "I heard him announce himself several times, along the lines of 'Gordan Sondland holding for the president,'" External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelensky 'loves your ass.' I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he’s gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he’s gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to do.'" External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "The conversation then shifted to Ambassador Sondland’s efforts, on behalf of the president, to assist a rapper who was jailed in Sweden, and I could only hear Ambassador Sondland’s side of the conversation," External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : "In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not 'give an expletive about Ukraine.' Ambassador Sondland agreed that the president did not 'give an expletive about Ukraine.' I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the president only cares about 'big stuff.' I noted that there was 'big stuff' going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia, and Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant 'big stuff' that benefits the president, like the 'Biden investigation' that Mr. Giuliani was pushing" External link

foxnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I heard Ambassador Sondland greet the President and explain that he was calling from Kyiv. I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelenskyy “loves your ass”. I then heard President Trump ask, “So, he’s gonna do the investigation?” Ambassador Sondland replied that “he’s gonna do it,” adding that President Zelenskyy will do “anything you ask him to”. Even though I did not take notes of these statements, I have a clear recollection that these statements were made. I believe that my colleagues who were sitting at the table also knew that Ambassador Sondland was speaking with the President" External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Holmes added : "Giuliani and others made a number of public statements critical of Ambassador Yovanovitch, questioning her integrity and calling for her removal," "Giuliani was also making frequent public statements pushing for Ukraine to investigate interference in the 2016 election and issues related to Burisma and the Bidens" External link

upi Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : “Specifically, the three priorities of security, economy, and justice, and our support for Ukrainian democratic resistance to Russian aggression, became overshadowed by a political agenda promoted by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House” External link

nytimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware Mr Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “I could hear the president's voice through the earpiece of the phone. The president's voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Marie Yovanovitch ) : "The barrage of allegations directed at Ambassador Yovanovitch, a career ambassador, is unlike anything I have seen in my professional career," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware that Mr. Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

iol Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Ambassador Sondland told the president that the rapper was ‘kind of f—ed there’ and ‘should have pled guilty,'” “He recommended that the president ‘wait until after the sentencing, or it will only make it worse,’ and he added that the president should let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker tape when he comes home” External link

nypost Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “Although Ambassador Sondland’s phone was not on speakerphone, I could hear the president’s voice through the earpiece of the phone,” External link

nypost Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “In mid-March 2019, an embassy colleague learned that Mr. Lutsenko had complained that Ambassador Yovanovitch had, quote, ‘destroyed him’ with her refusal to support him until he followed through with his reform commitments and ceased using his position for personal gain,” “In retaliation, Mr. Lutsenko made a series of allegations, mostly suggesting that Ambassador Yovanovitch improperly used the embassy to advance the political interests of the Democratic Party” External link

nypost Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Rudolph Giuliani ) : "I became aware that Mr. Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy," External link

trust Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Mick Mulvaney ) : "The official said the order had come from the president and had been conveyed to OMB by Mr. Mulvaney with no further explanation," External link

trust Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Holmes told : “I came to realize I had firsthand knowledge regarding certain events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “The president’s voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Ambassador Sondland agreed that the President did not ‘give a s--t about Ukraine.’ I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the President only cares about ‘big stuff,’” “Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant ‘big stuff’ that benefits the president, like the ‘Biden investigation’ that [Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy] Giuliani was pushing” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Trump ) : “While we had advised our Ukrainian counterparts to voice a commitment to following the rule of law and generally investigating credible corruption allegations, this was a demand that President Zelensky personally commit, on a cable news channel, to a specific investigation of President Trump’s political rival,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “It was quite loud. The person who came on was quite distinctive,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I’ve never seen anything like this in my foreign service career,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : "Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani had a direct influence on the policy that the three amigos (Sondland, Rick Perry, and Kirk Volker) were executing on the ground in Ukraine," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “This was an extremely distinctive experience in my Foreign Service career,” External link

fox2now Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about Gordon Sondland ) : “I could hear the president's voice through the earpiece of the phone. The president's voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “I think they’re being very careful. They still need us now,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said ( about President Putin ) : “President Zelensky needed to show U.S. support at the highest levels in order to demonstrate to Russian President Putin that he had U.S. backing, as well as to advance his ambitious anti-corruption reforms at home,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Even though I did not take notes of these statements, I have a clear recollection that these statements were made,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes testified : “This was a very distinctive experience. I’ve never seen anything like this in my foreign service career. Someone at a lunch in a restaurant making a call on a cellphone to the president of the United States,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes said : “Very colorful language was used. They were directly addressing something I had been wondering about, working on for weeks and even months, a topic that had led to the recall of my former boss, the former ambassador,” External link

thehill Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

David Holmes raconté : "J'ai entendu le président Trump demander: 'alors, il va lancer l'enquête?'. L'ambassadeur Sondland a répondu: 'il va le faire', ajoutant que le président Zelensky ferait 'tout ce que vous lui demandez'" External link

lexpress Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
dj1.28%FR11/26/201726/11/2017
producer10.26%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
composer6.41%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
managing director7.69%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
director2.56%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
detective constable6.41%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
constable1.28%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
musician1.28%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
geologist1.28%EN12/26/201626/12/2016
opponent1.28%EN10/27/201627/10/2016
rival2.56%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
ceo5.13%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
officer1.28%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
chief executive officer1.28%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
chief1.28%EN08/10/201610/08/2016
psychologist7.69%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
psicólogo8.97%PT08/04/201604/08/2016
solicitor1.28%EN08/01/201601/08/2016
docteur5.13%FR07/29/201629/07/2016
psychologue2.56%FR07/29/201629/07/2016
chief executive23.08%EN04/09/201409/04/2014
Names Lang Count
David HolmesEN68.28%
David HolmesPT15.94%
David HolmesFR15.78%


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