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An official of the State Department, the house impeachment inquiry, said on Friday that he heard, as President of the Trump conversation with E. U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland about “investigations” in the Ukraine.
David Holmes, of the policy Council of the US Embassy in the Ukraine, testified behind closed doors, that he was in a restaurant in Kiev, on July 26, when Sondland said Trump on the phone, a day after trump, the call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
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In his opening statement, published online by CNN and confirmed by Fox News, Holmes said that Trump spoke so loud that Sondland hold the phone away from his ear, to listen to the others.
Holmes said Sondland Trump said that Zelensky “loves her ass” Trump replied: “Yes, he’s going to the investigation?
“He will answered do,” Sondland.
The testimony refers to the claim that had been tried by house Democrats, Trump, a quid pro quo for military aid by pushing Zelensky “look in” alleged Ukraine-interference in the election in 2016, and former Vice-President, Joe Biden, the implementation of the country-especially the process in which a Ukrainian state’s attorney, had sat in the study of an energy company on the Hunter Biden on the Board.
Trump has denied such a quid pro quo, and the allies found that the military aid was eventually released-and that Zelensky did not know that the aid is held back at the time of the call.
According to Holmes, Sondland said immediately after the July 26 call, that the President doesn’t “give a sh** about the Ukraine” and interested in only the “big things” such as the “Biden investigation.”
Holmes was brought to the investigation of the attention when Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in the Ukraine, confirmed that an employee told him that he heard the call.
“After the call with President Trump, who is a member of my staff Ambassador Sondland asked what President Trump thought about the Ukraine,” said Taylor in his opening statement on Wednesday. “Ambassador Sondland answered that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, the [Trump’s personal attorney Rudy] was pressed Giuliani.”
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Holmes said,’ the statement contradicts the claims of Republicans, who say the investigation is based on listening.
“He has first-Hand knowledge of the conversation between Ambassador Sondland and the President of the United States,” Lieu told The Associated Press. “He has overheard the conversation.”
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But the Republicans wiped the testimony.
“Someone loves her ass-we President charges be? OK,” Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., told CNN.
Fox News’ Mike Emanuel, Andrew O’reilly, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.