Representative Mike Turner grilled Ambassador Gordon Sondland over whether ‘anyone on the planet’ told him the release of aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations.
“If you pull up CNN today, right now their banner says ‘Sondland testimony ties Trump to withholding aid.’ Is that your testimony today, Mr. Sondland? That you have evidence Donald Trump tied the investigation to the aid? Because I don’t think you’re saying that.”
“I’ve said repeatedly Congressman, that I was presuming-” Sondland began.
Turned clarified: “So no one told you. Not just the President. Giuliani, Mulvaney, Pompeo didn’t tell you – no body else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying aid to these investigations, is that correct?”
Sondland responded: “I think that I already testified that.”
“Answer the question,” Turner said. “Is it correct? No one on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying this aid to the investigations? Because if your answer is yes, then the Chairman [Adam Schiff] is wrong and the headline on CNN is wrong. No one on this planet told you that President Trump was tying aid to investigations, yes or no?”
“Yes,” Sondland answered.
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Q: No one else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying aid to these investigations, is that correct?
A: Yes. pic.twitter.com/GqV6vwZ0a1
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) November 20, 2019