Trump also contradicted sworn testimony from members of his administration and claims from his own White House acting chief of staff.
So you didn't direct him to go to Ukraine to do anything or put any heat on them?".
But you have to understand, Rudy (has) other people that he represents," Trump said, adding that Giuliani has "done work in Ukraine for years.".
But according to the rough transcript of a phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump repeatedly pressed for Giuliani's involvement.
A third time, Trump referenced Giuliani: "I will tell Rudy and Attorney General Barr to call.".
"My understanding was that the President directed Mr. Giuliani's participation, and that Mr. Giuliani was expressing the concerns of the President," Sondland added.
Trump can say whatever he wants to the press, and has amassed a long record of spreading blatant lies and falsehoods throughout his presidency. »