Ambassador Sondland spoke with the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry Wednesday; saying President Trump never ordered any “pre-conditions” for the release of American aid to the Ukraine.
“Did the President every tell you personally about any pre-conditions for anything?” asked the Legal Counsel.
“No,” replied Sondland.
“Any pre-conditions for the aid to be released?” pressed the counsel.
“No,” said Sondland.
“Any pre-conditions for a White House meeting?” he asked.
“Personally, No,” replied Sondland.
Watch Ambassador Sondland’s testimony above.
AOC GOES OFF: Ocasio-Cortez Says ‘You Could Reach in a Bag and Pull So Many Things Out’ to Impeach Trump
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her war-of-words with the White House over the weekend; saying “you could reach in a bag and pull so many things out” to impeach President Trump.
“Is it impeachable in your view?” asked Yahoo News.
"You could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable of this president … there's just so many things." pic.twitter.com/rDrQ5NbTWo
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 15, 2019
“I think you could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable of this president. I support impeaching this president,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
'ENOUGH': Lindsey Graham to Introduce Legislation Condemning Dems’ Impeachment Inquiry
Senate Republicans -led by Lindsey Graham- will introduce new legislation Thursday officially condemning House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
“The South Carolina Republican, a close ally of President Donald Trump, has attacked Democrats for their handling of the impeachment process. His resolution — backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — criticizes the House for its ‘closed-door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry,’” reports Politico.
“This is a kangaroo court and it will not stand,” Graham said this week. “I’ve got a resolution saying if you’re going to impeach the president give him the same rights that Richard Nixon had and that Bill Clinton had…what’s going on now is disgusting.”
“The Graham resolution could put pressure on Republicans who have appeared open to considering the evidence in the House impeachment inquiry. But even Republicans who have declined to offer predictions on how the inquiry might end have attacked Democrats for how they’ve handled impeachment,” adds Politico.
Graham exploded on the Democrats’ “sham” impeachment investigation Tuesday; telling reporters on Capitol Hill the whole process is completely “Un-American.”
“This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president, you would be all over me right now… This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American.”
Read the full story at Politico.