Trump Lied To GOP Senator About Extorting Ukraine

CBS News reports:

In an on-the-record interview with the Wall Street Journal, Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson said he learned of a possible quid pro quo from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.

Sondland told him that aid to Ukraine, according to the Journal, was tied to the president’s wish that Ukraine investigate matters related to the 2016 elections. Johnson said that he raised the matter with Mr. Trump in an August 31 phone call, and Mr. Trump rejected the idea.

“He said–expletive deleted–‘No way. I would never do that. Who told you that?” Johnson told the Journal. Johnson said that he did not believe Biden’s name came up in his discussions with either Sondland or Mr. Trump.

The WSJ report is behind their paywall.