After his revised testimony, Trump allies immediately tried to spin his close ties to the president.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., ridiculously dismissed Sondland as a “bureaucrat” and suggested he might be working with “Democratic operatives.”.
On Friday, Trump responded to questions about Sondland’s revised testimony admitting to a quid pro quo by saying, “I hardly know the gentleman.".
Trump’s dubious claim came exactly a month after the president declared Sondland to be a “really good man and a great American.”.
Trump’s claim is also contradicted by the testimonies of numerous administration officials, including Sondland himself.
Hill told investigators that Sondland declared in June that “he was in charge of Ukraine.”.
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