President Trump demanded an apology from Impeachment Democrats following the release of a new statement from Ukraine Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko.
Between a massive rally in Louisiana on Thursday and a heated impeachment investigation throughout Friday, Donald Trump found time to once again defend himself from the newest Democrat impeachment attempt.
President Trump tweeted to his 66.8 million followers:
“Democrats must apologize to USA: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that “United States Ambassador Gordon Sondland did NOT link financial military assistance to a request for Ukraine to open up an investigation into former V.P. Joe Biden & his son, Hunter Biden.”
“Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigation.” THE FAKE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS NOW DEAD!”
And President Trump is 100% right about his statement of Prystaiko.
According to Interfax, Foreign Minister Prystaiko told journalists in Kyiv:
“Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and did not tell me exactly, about the relation between the [military] assistance and the investigations. You should ask him. I do not recall any conversation with me as with foreign minister. It was not we, the Ukrainian officials [who were told this].”
The Foreign Minister continued, “I have never seen a direct link between investigations and security assistance. Yes, investigations were mentioned, you know, in a presidential conversation. But there was no clear connection between these events.”
Prystaiko added that he has never even met with European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
Gordon Sondland, a Trump appointee, changed his testimony last week to accuse President Trump of a quid-pro-quo after defending him during his closed-door hearing.
Sondland claimed that reading news articles about other witnesses’ testimonies “refreshed my recollection about conversations involving the suspension of U.S. aid.”
He went on to say, “I always believed that suspending aid to Ukraine was ill-advised, although I did not know (and still do not know) when, why, or by whom the aid was suspended.”
Despite this evidence, it is unlikely that President Trump will ever get his apology from the Democrats.