‘We followed the President’s orders’. The explosive testimony from top US diplomat and Trump insider, Gordon Sondland at the impeachment inquiry today – as he declared that President Trump wanted pressure on Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Orders he said came through Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Orders that were, as he put it ‘no secret’. Was it a quid pro quo, he was asked?
His reply – ‘Yes’. President Trump insisted that he had told Mr Sondland ‘I want nothing’ from Ukraine – declaring ‘I said it twice!’