Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, told House impeachment investigators on Thursday that President Donald Trump ordered diplomats to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to get Ukraine to open investigations that would help Trump politically.
“Mr. Giuliani emphasized that the president wanted a public statement from President (Volodymyr) Zelenskiy committing Ukraine to look into anti-corruption issues,” Sondland said in a prepared statement.
Sondland, a major political donor to Trump before being named as the country’s top diplomat in Brussels, said, “Mr. Giuliani specifically mentioned the 2016 election,” including whether Ukraine knew of the whereabouts of a computer read more >>>