Maloney has heated exchange with Sondland

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney pressed the U.S. ambassador about the president’s desire for an investigation into the Ukrainian company Burisma.
2:11 | 11/20/19

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When he asked about investigations. I assumed he meant I don't to a symphony. But who would benefit from an investigation of the bugs. They're two different questions. Not some just ask anyone who would benefit from. From an investigation of the buttons I assume president trump would barely had eight C. Getting her to bed did it. Dinner event that. Let me ask some mr. Bologna all Unser is me I'd been very forthright and I really resentment what you're trying to bear that you've been very forthright this your third try to do so served. It works so well the first candidate we had a look declaration coming after you remember that an hour your third time. We got a doozy of a statement from me this morning there's a whole bunch of stuff you don't call saw that respects there we appreciate your candor but let's be really clear. On what it took to get it out here. So my question is when the president's putting pressure. On Ukraine's. With holding a meeting. Get this investigation the UN I agree would benefit him politically. Compressed what kind of position is that put ukrainians insert a terrible position terrible position watt. Why does it put them in a terrible position why. Well obviously. They're not. Receiving. Ultimately what they thought was coming to them and their put in a in a position that jeopardizes their security. A position to jeopardize the security and they're being asked to do an investigation. To help their security essentially. That would benefit the president politically. And I would you might say they're being asked to give him a personal benefit in exchange for an official lacked that a fair summary. In your hypothetical that's not a hypotheticals there is his real life. Where they asked. To give him a personal benefit. I exchange for an official lacked sir I am not going to go around in circles with you please be clear about what you're asking me. Attempts by its direct. Thank you parents.

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