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Gordon Sondland to break from Trump in impeachment testimony


Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, plans to break sharply from President Donald Trump on Thursday, telling House impeachment investigators that he opposed the president’s request to run Ukraine policy through his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
“We were also disappointed by the president’s direction that we involve Mr. Giuliani,” Sondland will tell congressional investigators, according to his opening statement, which was obtained by POLITICO.
Sondland said he contacted Giuliani anyway at Trump’s direction, and that Giuliani drew a direct link between scheduling a White House visit for Ukraine’s newly elected president and demands that Ukraine prioritize an investigation involving former …read more

Source:: European Voice

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