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.
Sen. Ron Johnson said he learned of a potential quid pro quo from Gordon Sondland, who told him that aid to Ukraine was tied to the desire by Trump to have Kyiv undertake investigations related to 2016. Johnson questioned Trump about it, Trump rejected it.https://t.co/u42rnfW65F
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 4, 2019
Big scoop here: Republican Senator Ron Johnson says Gordon Sondland told him “aid to Ukraine was tied to the desire by Mr. Trump and his allies to have Kyiv undertake investigations…” https://t.co/G27pgeisJL via @WSJ
— Michael Carpenter (@mikercarpenter) October 4, 2019