Friday, Dec 13th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Source says Republican lawmakers 'shaken' by US official in Kiev's testimony

Source says Republican lawmakers 'shaken' by US official in Kiev's testimony

E-mail Print PDF

David Holmes to testify to committeeSeveral Republican lawmakers were more "shaken" than they publicly let on by the testimony of a US official in Kiev who overheard a phone conversation between the US ambassador to the European Union and President Donald Trump, a top GOP congressional source told CNN.

David Holmes -- who will testify publicly as part of the House impeachment inquiry -- said in closed-door testimony last week that US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland had told Trump that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "loves your ass" and that Ukraine was going to move forward with the investigation Trump had asked Zelensky for a day earlier. Holmes said he was able to overhear the conversation due to the volume of Trump's voice while he sat with Sondland at a restaurant in Kiev.
According to the GOP congressional source, that testimony led several GOP lawmakers to express frustration that Sondland would place a call to the President in a public restaurant, and are concerned that Holmes' testimony was the most convincing argument for Trump's direct involvement in the campaign to pressure Ukraine.

Most Recent Related Stories...

For 3rd time in US history, full House to vote on impeachment of a president

mpeachment vote imminentFor the third time U.S. history, the House of Representatives will vote on the impeachment of...

Senate recognizes Armenian genocide over objections of Trump and Turkish government

Armenian genocide recognized by Senate– In a stinging rebuke to Turkey, the Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution recognizing...

House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices

Prescription drugsThe House on Thursday passed a sweeping bill aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, a step...

Senate committee passes bipartisan bill to stop Trump withdrawing from Nato

Senat Foreign Relations Committee NATO resolution Legislation to stop Donald Trump from withdrawing the US from Nato has been approved for a...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!