Sondland’s Lawyer Shoots Down Trump’s Baseless Claim Of Transcript Alteration

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives for a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees October 28, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Sondl... U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives for a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees October 28, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Sondland returned to give additional testimony in the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS

The lawyer for U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland shot down President Donald Trump’s baseless conspiracy theory that Democrats are altering the transcripts of impeachment inquiry witnesses’ testimonies.

Attorney Robert Luskin contradicted Trump’s tweet to the Daily Beast.

“No reason to believe that the transcript was altered, and the clarification was released in the form that it was submitted,” he said.

Sondland added to his testimony weeks after the fact to say that he’d long suspected that President Donald Trump had ordered military aid be withheld from Ukraine to force a scandal be manufactured about the Bidens.

He said that the testimonies of Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor and outgoing National Security Council official Tim Morrison “refreshed his recollection.”

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