Read: Democrats release George Kent's testimony in impeachment inquiry

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent leaves Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, after testifying before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Democrats released a transcript Thursday of a closed-door interview lawmakers had last month with George Kent, a senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy.

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Kent appeared Oct. 15 for an interview with the House Intelligence, Oversight and Reform and Foreign Affairs committees. The committees are spearheading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Kent testified that Trump, through the Office of Management and Budget, held up military aid to Ukraine while pressing the country's president to investigate a company linked to the son of his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry after learning of a whistleblower complaint filed in August by an official concerned over Trump's attempts to get Ukrainian officials to investigate Biden.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

Read the full transcript released Thursday:

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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