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It Was a Corrupt Quid Pro Quo


Updated on November 5 at 4:02 p.m.Newly released testimony in the House impeachment inquiry shows in new detail how the Trump administration’s demands for a quid pro quo from the Ukrainian government operated.Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in an addendum to his original testimony released alongside his deposition transcript today, acknowledges telling a Ukrainian official that the country wouldn’t receive U.S. military aid without a statement about public corruption from President Volodymyr Zelensky. And other testimony and communications show that the statement had to specifically mention President Donald Trump’s personal political obsessions.“I now recall speaking with Mr. [Andrey] Yermak, where I said …read more

Source:: The Atlantic

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