During Wednesday’s House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry hearings, Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland admitted that no one told him President Trump tied foreign aid to investigations to be performed by the Ukrainians.
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) questioned Sondland's answers about the aid.
“Is that your testimony today Ambassador Sondland, that you have evidence that Donald Trump tied the investigation to the aid? Because I don't think you're saying that,” Turner asked.
“I've said repeatedly, congressman, I was presuming,” Sondland replied.
“So no one told you, not just the president,” Turner interrupted. “(Rudy) Giuliani didn't tell you. (Mick) Mulvaney didn't tell you. Nobody. (Mike) Pompeo didn't tell you. Nobody else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying aid to these investigations. Is that correct?” Turner asked.
“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 (Rep. Adam Schiff) 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?”
“Yes,” Sondland replied.
“So, you really have no testimony today that ties President Trump to a scheme to withhold aid from Ukraine in exchange for these investigations.”
“Other than my own presumption,” Sondland said.
“Which is nothing,” Turner said.