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Dem Lawmaker Gets Sondland To Admit Trump Would Have Directly Benefited From Biden Investigation

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Dem Lawmaker Gets Sondland To Admit Trump Would Have Directly Benefited From Biden Investigation

Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) went after European Ambassador Gordon Sondland during Wednesday’s impeachment hearings and got him to admit a key component of potential bribery charges against Donald Trump.

According to federal law, any public official who “directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for being influenced in the performance of any official act” is guilty of bribery.

And according to Sondland, that is exactly what Trump did.

“You said it’s wrong to investigate political opponents?” Maloney asked Sondland during his questioning.

“Yes,” he replied.

“And yet we know that’s what the president was asking for,” Maloney continued. “Who would have benefited from an investigation into the president’s political opponents?”

“Well, presumably the person who asked for the investigation,” Sondland replied.

“Who is that?” asked Maloney.

“If the president asked for the investigation, it would be he,” Sondland admitted.

Take a look at the exchange in the video clip below:

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