US President Donald Trump said that he «knows nothing» about an alleged phone call with US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. Trump made the remarks speaking at a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House, in Washington DC on Wednesday.
«I know nothing about that, first time I've heard it. The one thing I've seen that Sondland said was... Еще that he did speak to me for a brief moment, and I said no quid pro quo under any circumstances. And that's true. The other, I've never heard this,» said Trump after his top envoy in Ukraine William Taylor alleged the US President had spoken to Sondland asking him about «the investigations», a day after his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Trump also reiterated that his phone call with the Ukranian President, now at the centre of his impeachment inquiry was «perfect and highly appropriate».
«I'm going to be releasing, I think on Thursday a second call, which actually was the first of the two. And you'll make a determination as to what you think there. But I've heard just a report, they said it's all third-hand information. Nothing direct at all. Can't be direct because I never said it,» Trump said to the press.
Trump's earlier phone call with Zelenskiy in July resulted in an official complaint from a whistleblower, which sparked the House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry.
The president 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 the call. Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company between 2014 and 2019.