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Politics Perry says Sondland impeachment testimony misrepresented his interactions

21:50  20 november  2019
21:50  20 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

What Trump, Pence, Pompeo and others knew, according to Gordon Sondland’s testimony, texts and emails

  What Trump, Pence, Pompeo and others knew, according to Gordon Sondland’s testimony, texts and emails A rundown of who knew what when in the pressure campaign against Ukraine, according to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.Gordon Sondland testified to Congress that he knew there was a quid pro quo, which he communicated to Ukrainian officials. But in putting himself out there, he made sure Congress knew that lots of other high-level officials knew about it, too.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. envoy Gordon Sondland's testimony in the impeachment hearings on Wednesday misrepresented Energy Secretary Rick Perry's interaction with Trump and his lawyer Rudolph Giuliani, the Department of Energy said.

"Ambassador Sondland's testimony today misrepresented both Secretary Perry's interaction with Rudy Giuliani and direction the Secretary received from President Trump. As previously stated, Secretary Perry spoke to Rudy Giuliani only once at the President's request," it said in a statement.

"At no point before, during or after that phone call did the words 'Biden' or 'Burisma' ever come up in the presence of Secretary Perry."

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu; editing by Bernadette Baum

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