NEWS: The State Department and White House tried to block George Kent from appearing — so the House Intel Committee subpoenaed him, according to a source working on the impeachment inquiry. He is complying with the subpoena.
This is Yovanovitch all over again.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 15, 2019
George Kent, deputy assistant Secretary of State responsible for Ukraine, testified before impeachment inquiry on Tuesday.
And all I know is he was in excellent hands with this brilliant lawyer to the right of him, @AndyMcCanse.
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) October 15, 2019
Before he was deputy assistant secretary of state for Eurasia, George Kent served as deputy chief of mission at US embassy in Kyiv (2015-2018). He was close with civil society and focused on supporting its anti-corruption drive. He also has an encyclopedic knowledge of Ukraine. https://t.co/yTlVnwfLSz
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) October 15, 2019
George Kent told House investigators he was instructed to "lay low," focus on other countries in his portfolio, and defer to Volker, Sondland and Perry — who called themselves the "three amigos" — on matter related to Ukraine, Rep. Gerry Connolly said. https://t.co/gNOrHUZMHk
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 16, 2019
Before Zelensky's inauguration earlier this year, Kent visited Kyiv and counseled members of the incoming presidential administration to be cautious in any meetings with Giuliani, and to not make him any promises, per a person familiar with the matter. https://t.co/drfpMKAkdT
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) October 15, 2019
George Kent is an outstanding public servant. We served together on @RNicholasBurns's staff & I am proud to know him–principled, forthright, & committed to US nat'l interests. "Impeachment Investigators Question George Kent, State Dept Ukraine Expert" https://t.co/u9sDNgKFkB
— 𝚊𝚕𝚢𝚜𝚜𝚊 𝚊𝚢𝚛𝚎𝚜🦌 (@AyresAlyssa) October 15, 2019