Politics: Trump: Nobody could have heard my voice on Sondland call - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Politics Trump: Nobody could have heard my voice on Sondland call

17:30  21 november  2019
17:30  21 november  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Trump denies knowledge of call mentioned in impeachment hearing

  Trump denies knowledge of call mentioned in impeachment hearing President Trump on Wednesday denied knowledge of a phone call that he allegedly had with U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland in July about investigations he sought from Ukraine."First time I heard it," Trump told reporters in the East Room during a press conference with the Turkish president when asked about the call, which was described by a U.S. diplomat in public testimony earlier Wednesday.Trump also dismissed the"First time I heard it," Trump told reporters in the East Room during a press conference with the Turkish president when asked about the call, which was described by a U.S. diplomat in public testimony earlier Wednesday.

Mr. Sondland said he informed Vice President Mike Pence of his concern about that connection The Trump administration tried to block the testimony of Mr. Sondland , Ms. Cooper and David Hale, the Representative Michael R. Turner, Republican of Ohio, hammered on the point, his voice rising as he

“President Trump never told me directly that the aid was conditioned on the investigations,” Mr. Sondland said under questioning. It could create new legal and political pressure on senior officials who either have refused to testify in the inquiry or have not yet been called , including Mr. Pompeo, Mr

Slideshow by photo services

President Trump sought to cast doubt on how someone could overhear a phone call he had with an ambassador, claiming that he has never been able to overhear a phone conversation that was not on speakerphone.

“I have been watching people making phone calls my entire life. My hearing is, and has been, great. Never have I been watching a person making a call, which was not on speakerphone, and been able to hear or understand a conversation. I’ve even tried, but to no avail. Try it live!” Trump tweeted Thursday.

Trump’s claim came during the testimony of a U.S. diplomat who said he overheard Trump ask Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, about the status of “investigations” during a cellphone conversation in a Kyiv, Ukraine, restaurant.

David Holmes, the counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, claims he heard Trump ask Sondland if the Ukrainians were going to “do the investigation,” and Sondland said, “He’s going to do it.”

"I've never seen anything like this, someone calling the president from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language. There's just so much about the call that was so remarkable that I remember it vividly,” Holmes told lawmakers in a closed-door deposition about the July 26 phone call.

Trump impeachment based on unreliable presumptions, rumor and innuendo – Not facts .
The House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearing Wednesday posed a conundrum. Better yet, let’s call it a riddle. When is a “quid pro quo” not a “quid pro quo?” The answer is … when it’s “presumed.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified that there was a “quid pro quo” between the U.S. and Ukraine, even though President Trump made it crystal clear to Sondland that there was no “quid pro quo.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 12
This is interesting!