Sondland Changes Testimony After His 'Recollection' Was 'Refreshed,' Claims Quid Pro Quo

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Nov. 05, 2019

Imagine my shock.


From The New York Times, "Sondland Updates Impeachment Testimony, Describing Ukraine Quid Pro Quo":
A crucial witness in the impeachment inquiry reversed himself this week and acknowledged to investigators that he had told a top Ukrainian official that the country would most likely have to give President Trump what he wanted — a public pledge for investigations — in order to unlock military aid.

The disclosure from Gordon D. Sondland, an ally of Mr. Trump who is the United States ambassador to the European Union, confirmed his role in laying out a quid pro quo to Ukraine that conditioned the release of security assistance from the United States on the country’s willingness to say it was investigating former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and other Democrats.

That admission, included in a four-page sworn statement released on Tuesday, directly contradicted his testimony to investigators last month, when he said he “never” thought there was any precondition on the aid.
With "allies" like these...

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