White House Fires Back After Sondland's Claim

White House Fires Back After Sondland's Claim
The Trump administration has wasted no time pushing back on Gordon Sondland's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee claiming that there was a quid pro quo between the White House and Ukraine.

Per the New York Post:

"Ambassador Sondland previously testified that the president told him directly that he was not interested in a quid pro quo," the White House said in a statement, referring to his closed-door testimony last month. "He testified that President Trump repeatedly made it clear he wanted no quid pro quo." [emphasis added]

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) made that very salient point earlier on Twitter:

But Trump's ambassador to the EU told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he raised concerns about a "quid pro quo" that tied a White House visit for Ukraine's president to investigations Trump wanted into Joe Biden and his son and the 2016 election.

He said he was acting on orders from Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, who he said was acting at the direction of the commander-in-chief.

Sondland also said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew of the operation and approved it every step of the way.

Despite what the mainstream media would have the public believe, Sondland's testimony is all conjecture and doesn't explain his sudden change of heart.

Given that, no objective viewer can say he's a credible witness.
 Source: TTN Staff

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