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GOP Sen.: US Official Told Me In August That Ukraine Aid Was Tied To Push For 2016 Probe

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Friday that in August, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union told the senator that military aid for Ukraine was linked To Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Johnson spoke to the ambassador, Gordon Sondland, on Aug. 30, Johnson said.
The senator recalled to the Journal that Sondland told him that a deal would require Ukraine to appoint a prosecutor general to “get to the bottom of what happened in 2016—if President Trump has that confidence, then he’ll release the military spending.”
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Source:: TPM