Politics Jordan slams Sondland for omitting Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ claim from statement

22:40  20 november  2019
22:40  20 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Sondland ’ s comment that Trump said “ no quid pro quo ” has been seized upon by both the president and GOP lawmakers as proof of his innocence in the House impeachment inquiry. Click here to get the fox news app. Earlier on Wednesday, Trump argued Sondland ’ s testimony should

In summary, Sondland claimed that three items — a White House call from Trump to Zelensky, a meeting between Trump and Zelensky, and the release of military aid to Ukraine — were conditioned on Ukraine making a public statement announcing investigations. Jordan was not convinced.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan blasted Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland for omitting President Trump’s apparent claim that he wanted “no quid pro quo” with Ukraine from his opening statement, during his testimony at Wednesday's impeachment hearing.

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The story of the Trump-Sondland exchange emerged as a key moment for Republicans defending Trump's role in the Ukraine issue. While not mentioning it in his opening statement, Sondland eventually said under questioning that Trump told him "I want nothing, I want no quid pro quo" -- apparently concerning whether military aid and more was tied to his requests for politically advantageous investigations from Ukraine.

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Republicans slammed Gordon Sondland , the U. S . Ambassador to the E.U., for omitting in his lengthy opening statement the details of a phone call he had with President Trump on September 9th during which Trump said there was no quid pro quo .

Trump seized on Sondland ' s recollection of a phone call the two men had in September, when Sondland asked the president directly about his "In fact, no quid pro quo ever occurred," Grisham added. "The U. S . aid to Ukraine flowed, no investigation was launched, and President Trump has met

Jordan came out firing at Sondland for not including that key quote in his lengthy opening statement, as he read it back to the witness.

"You can't find the time to fit that in a 23-page opening statement," Jordan fumed.

Sondland said he did not mean to omit it from his opener and that he had limited space.

The Ohio Republican went on to press Sondland about a proposed White House meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that was allegedly tied to Ukraine announcing an investigation related to a natural gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son was on the board.

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Jordan slams sondland for omitting trump ’ s ‘ No quid pro quo ’ claim from statement . “Will they have learned anything from the [impeachment] exercise? Will the 2016 election have changed their minds or their priorities at all in any way or will they continue to console

“When the chairman asked you about security assistance dollars, you said there had to be a public announcement from Zelensky,” Jordan said. “So I’m asking you a simple question, when did that happen?”

“Never did,” Sondland replied.

“They got the call on July 25th,” Jordan continued, referencing the infamous phone call between Trump and Zelensky that sparked a whistleblower complaint. “They got the meeting, not at the White House but in New York on September 25th, they got the money on September 11th.”

Sondland’s comment that Trump said “no quid pro quo” has been seized upon by both the president and GOP lawmakers as proof of his innocence in the House impeachment inquiry.


Earlier on Wednesday, Trump argued Sondland’s testimony should exonerate him of any claims of wrongdoing in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into him.

Speaking to reporters before departing on a scheduled trip to Texas, Trump claimed that Sondland’s testimony means “it’s all over” for the proceedings and that the House inquiry into Trump should come to a halt.

“I just noticed one thing and that would mean it’s all over,” Trump said on the White House lawn before reading from handwritten notes taken during Sondland’s testimony.

Sondland testified about a conversation with Trump where he asked the president what he wanted from Ukraine.

“And it was a very short, abrupt conversation,” the ambassador said. “He was not in a good mood. And he just said, ‘I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelensky to do the right thing.’ Something to that effect.”

Sondland, though, said he understood that the aid was in fact linked to the investigations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Three women say they faced sexual misconduct by Gordon Sondland before he was the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and at the center of the presidential impeachment inquiry. They say he retaliated against them professionally after they rejected his advances. In one case, a potential business partner recalls that Sondland took her to tour a room in a hotel he owns, only to then grab her face and try to kiss her. After she rejected him, Sondland backtracked on investing in her business.Another woman, a work associate at the time, says Sondland exposed himself to her during a business interaction.

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