Sondland Confirms ‘No One On This Planet’ Told Him That POTUS Was Tying Aid To These Investigations

REP. TURNER: After you testified, Chairman Schiff ran out and gave a press conference and said he gets to impeach the President of the United States because of your testimony. And if you pull up CNN today, right now, their banner says, “Sondlond ties Trump to withholding aid.” Is that your testimony today, Ambassador Sondland? That you have evidence that Donald Trump tied the investigations to the aid? Because I don’t think you’re saying that.

AMB. SONDLAND: I’ve said repeatedly, Congressman, I was presuming. I also said that President Trump–

REP. TURNER: So, no one told you, not just the President? Giuliani didn’t you? Mulvaney didn’t tell you? Nobody, Pompeo didn’t tell you? Nobody else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying aid to these investigations, is that correct?

AMB. SONDLAND: I think I already testified —

REP. TURNER: No, answer the question. 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’s 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?


REP. 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?

AMB. SONDLAND: Other than my own presumption.

REP. TURNER: Which is nothing. That’s what I don’t understand. Do you know what hearsay evidence is, Ambassador? Hearsay is when I testify what someone else told me. Do you know what made up testimony is? Made up testimony is when I just presume it.