Trump launches another real-time attack on an impeachment witness

This morning President Trump appeared to level another real-time attack against a witness in the House impeachment inquiry

21.11.2019

This morning President Trump appeared to level another real-time attack against a witness in the House impeachment inquiry

The president questioned the testimony of a State Department official who claimed to have overheard a call between Sondland and Trump.

testified again Thursday that he and two other State Department staffers joined Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, for a July 26 lunch in the Ukrainian capital. During that meal on a restaurant's outdoor terrace — at which Sondland selected a bottle of wine and the four “discussed topics such as marketing strategies for his hotel business” — Holmes testified that Sondland placed a call on his mobile phone to Trump. Although the call “was not on speakerphone,” Holmes said he “could hear the President’s voice through the earpiece” of Sondland’s 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,” Holmes said. Holmes went on to testify that Sondland told Trump that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “loves your ass,” and that Trump asked Sondland whether Zelensky is “gonna do the investigation?” Sondland told Trump that Zelensky is “gonna do it,” Holmes recounted, and that Zelensky will do “anything you ask him to.” After the call's conclusion, Holmes said he asked Sondland “if it was true that the President did not ‘give a s--t about Ukraine,’” an assessment with which Holmes said Sondland agreed. Holmes said Sondland told him that Trump cared only about “‘big stuff’ that benefits the President,” including a Ukrainian investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden that Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, was pursuing. A day before that conversation between Sondland and Trump, the president had pressured Zelensky to pursue probes into his political rivals during a phone call that lies at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Sondland acknowledged in his headline-grabbing congressional testimony Wednesday that the call Holmes described took place, and said he had “no reason to doubt” other witnesses’ accounts of the call. The ambassador said he also had “no reason to doubt that this conversation included the subject of investigations,” but claimed he did not recall “discussing Vice President Biden or his son on that call or after the call ended.” Trump last week Read more: POLITICO

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