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Since 15 p.m. Gordon Sondland says in front of the Congress in the Ukraine affair – live at the top of the Stream. The US Ambassador to the EU is considered a key character to the portrait. Sondland says, Donald Trump, have made state support for the Ukraine from a personal Favor-dependent. Sondland was a member in mid-October behind closed doors. Already in his opening remark, he confirmed a "Quid pro quo".

The EU Ambassador to the USA, Gordon Sondland, has burdened US President Donald Trump hard. The President had made state support for the Ukraine from a personal Favor-dependent. Sondland said at his hearing before the Congress on Wednesday of a possible impeachment proceedings against Trump, he had worked on the issue of Ukraine "by order of the President" with the attorney Rudy Giuliani. There is pressure on the Ukrainian government had been exercised, to this investigation, the heads, which Trumps rival Joe would be able to harm Biden.

Sondland is for the Democrats, a key figure in the investigations against Trump. Unlike the previous witnesses who testified in front of Congress, and it referred to what they had heard in the Ukraine affair, or told get, was Sondland is in direct contact with Trump or his environment.

Sondland leaves the Republicans a door

Sondland Trump and his key staff has impacted in his testimony difficult. However, he leaves the Republicans a door to defend Trump. In the hearing, Sondland said: "President Trump never told me directly, that the military aid is tied to investigations." The assumption that the military was linked assistance to Ukraine in such conditions, was his "personal conclusion" from his at the time present facts. However, he had also, after talks with Trump and other members of the Trump government to have no reason to revise his assessment.

Sondland loaded Trumps the most important Ministers and staff

Sondland declared before the Committee that the most important members of the Trump government had been privy to all of it. He reads the name explicitly: foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, the Executive chief of staff in the White house, Mick Mulvaney, Vice-President Mike Pence, the National security Council in the White house. Sondland explained that he had brought about Vice-President Mike Pence to Express their concern that the military is linked help to the investigation. He had informed him that in a conversation, in which he has Pence on a Meeting with Selenskij in Warsaw prepared. Sondland reads from E-Mails, he has written about Pompeo. This suggests that Pompeo knew very well what it's about: to put Ukraine under pressure, so Trump gets what he wants: investigations into the Biden's. Sondlands declarations should, at the latest, now some nervousness in the White house.

"Each one was inaugurated, that was not a secret"

Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador in Brussels and Trump the donor, confirmed the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives, which denies the Trump for weeks. In the public Impeachment hearing, he said, more clearly than ever before that there should be a principle of quid Pro quo, so a business with the Ukraine: Ukraine should initiate investigations against Trumps domestic political opponents Joe Biden and publicly announce. Otherwise, the new Ukrainian President Volodimir Selenskij not going to be invited to the White house. And the Congress approved military aid for Ukraine in the amount of almost $ 400 million would not be paid. Sondland read the crucial Points from his prepared Statement for this fifth public hearing.

Sondland informed the Committee that he had been never completely sure that the military be made in aid of investigations depending on the. He had but reached the "evaluation" that there were these conditions. He did so against his Ukrainian interlocutors that this will be the case. This understanding had been in the Trump-government shared: "Everyone was in on it, that was no secret."

On the instructions of Donald Trump, he and the former special envoy for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, and the energy Minister, Rick Perry would have worked closely with trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. "None of us wanted to work with him. But we did so on the Express instruction of Trump. We followed the instructions of the President."

Sondland accuses White house of Unfairness before

Sondland says, he would have prepared more intensively for the hearing. The White house and the U.S. Ministry of foreign Affairs had denied him, however, every access to his company E-Mails, phone logs and conversations with staff in the matter. Despite several requests by him and his lawyers to the White house and the State Department had refused to support him, to provide the most accurate testimony before Congress to make. It was "less than fair" and the statement would therefore have been quite a challenge. (20. November 2019)

Gordon Sondland, a key witness for the Democrats

Sondland could become a key figure in the Impeachment investigation: The hotel nehmener was once closely associated with Trump. He had donated to the President a Million dollars for his inauguration and was then Ambassador to the EU, and in may, one of three Trump-Trusted, the controlled practically the Ukraine-policy of the United States. Recently, the President tried to distance. Why he appointed a man he "barely knows" to his most important diplomats in the European Union, said Trump but.

Sondlands role is so Central, because he has personally talked with Trump about the Ukrainian President Volodimir Selenskij, the gas company Burisma, the military aid to Kiev, and the Bidens - and his first-Hand information has. He had already said in mid-October behind closed doors in Congress, and later - after he had refreshed according to its own statements, "remembrance" - further Details will be added, which have in themselves. Accordingly, he had given the Ukrainian government that the disbursement of U.S. military aid "will not likely" to be done, as long as Kiev giving the public an "Anti-corruption Declaration". (20. November 2019)

Four witnesses this Wednesday

Before the house intelligence Committee in the house of representatives on June 20. November 15 (CET) three witnesses to testify: Gordon Sondland, Laura Cooper, and David Hale. Sondland is an important donor for Trumps election campaign, and got this as thanks to the Post of U.S. Ambassador in Brussels. Sondland has noticed Trumps the Attempts of Ukraine to investigations against Biden to be necessary. Cooper works in the Pentagon, the US Department of defense and is responsible for the Ukraine. Hale, in turn, is a high-ranking employee in the Ministry of foreign Affairs. (19. November) (step/sz.de/Reuters)

Created: 20.11.2019, 13:53 PM

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