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USA: EU envoy Sondland arrives at Trump impeachment inquiry hearing

0 17.10.2019 Инфо

W/S US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arriving escorted by police, Washington DC
M/S Photographers *CUTAWAY*
M/S Sondland walking surrounded by journalists
*UPSOUND*:
SOT, Reporter: "Can you say definitively, unequivocally there was no quid pro quo?"
SOT, Gordon Sondland,U.S. Ambassador to the European Union: "I'm not giving you a comment until my testimony"
SOT, Reporter: "Why was it important for you to show up here today?"
SOT, Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the European Union: "It's always important to show up when Congress calls."
SOT, Reporter: "Are you here to salvage your reputation, Sir?"
SOT, Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the European Union: "I don't have a reputation to salvage."
M/S Sondland walking surrounded by journalists
M/S Sondland entering building
M/S Media outside
SCRIPT
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland gave testimony in front of the US House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in Washington DC on Thursday.
Escorted by a police officer, Sondland was immediately surrounded by journalists upon his arrival, but refused to comment on his testimony. When asked why he found it important to attend the session, he said "it's always important to show up when Congress calls."
Trump is alleged to have asked Zelenskiy to find damaging information on the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a phone call. Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company between 2014 and 2019.