Donald Trump Says He Doesn't Know The Ambassador To The EU Very Well

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, strove on Wednesday to distance himself from his country's ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, who made compromising statements in the investigation before an eventual political trial against the US president.

"I don't know him very well. I haven't talked to him much," Trump told reporters at the White House before reading some notes he carried in which, according to him, it was clear that he never asked his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, to investigate a political rival.

In a tweet on October 8, Trump was less distant with Sondland, whom the president appointed as ambassador to the EU, and defined him as "really a good man and a great American."

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who had direct access to President Donald Trump and has revealed himself as a key piece of the Ukrainian scandal for which the US president is investigated with a view to a political trial, will appear this Wednesday before Congress.

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Gordon Sondland said Wednesday that US President Donald Trump, through his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, ordered the "quid pro quo" to Ukraine, by conditioning military aid to the country to an investigation into the family of the former vice president and possible electoral rival Joe Biden.

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"Mr. Giuliani was expressing the wishes of the president of the United States, and we knew that these investigations (about Biden) were important for the president," Sondland said in the congressional appearance in the investigation led by the Democrats to open a trial. politician to Trump for pressures on Ukraine.

Sondland also recognized the existence of the "parallel channel" that redefined this year the policy of Washington towards Ukraine, formed by him, the Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, and the special envoy for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, an axis known as "the three friends "who, following Trump's orders, coordinated the policy towards Kiev with Giuliani.

"Secretary Perry, Ambassador Volker and I work with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukrainian affairs under the express direction of the President of the United States," he said.

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In his statement, Sondland confirmed the existence of "quid pro quo," a Latin expression that means giving something in exchange for something else and that is at the center of the investigation.

"Was there a quid pro quo? … Regarding the requested call from the White House and the White House meeting, the answer is yes," said the diplomat in his opening testimony.

With EFE information

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