DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL PURPURA: They didn’t show you any of this testimony, not once during their 21 hour presentation. 21 hours, more than 21 hours, and they couldn’t give you the context to Ambassador Sondland. All the Democrats have to support the alleged link between security assistance and investigations is Ambassador Sondland’s presumptions and assumptions. We remember this exchange:
REP. MIKE TURNER: Is it correct no one on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying this aid to the investigations? Because if your answer is yes, then the Chairman is wrong and the headline on CNN is wrong. No one on this planet told you that President Trump was tying aid to investigations, yes or no?
AMBASSADOR SONDLAND: Yes.
REP. MIKE TURNER: So you really have no testimony today that ties President Trump to a scheme to withhold aid from Ukraine in exchange for these investigations?
AMBASSADOR SONDLAND: Other than my own presumption.