A new report revealed on Friday that Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, told Sen. Ron Johnson earlier this year that Ukraine was willing to help Donald Trump launch investigations into any of his opponents in exchange for military assistance.
Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, Johnson took those claims from Sondland seriously and confronted Trump about it.
According to Johnson, he asked Trump if he had reached out to Ukraine to obtain dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and the president denied the claim.
“He said — expletive deleted — ‘No way. I would never do that. Who told you that?’” the Wisconsin senator tells the Journal.
We know by now that Trump did in fact reach out to Ukraine on July 25 where he offered military aide in exchange for dirt on Biden and his son,
Sondland, a Trump megadonor who was confirmed as America’s E.U. ambassador last year, has emerged as a key figure in the Ukraine scandal that has engulfed the White House. Newly revealed text messages show that Sondland believed that Ukraine would have to agree to investigate Biden as a precondition for a White House meeting between Trump and Zelensky.