The press secretary for the Department of Energy just released a statement denying claims Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland has made during this hearing.
The statement says Sondland “misrepresented both Secretary Perry's interaction with Rudy Giuliani and direction the Secretary received from President Trump.”
Some context: Sondland testified today that he had discussed investigations into Burisma and the Bidens in a July 19 email sent to several top US officials, including Energy Secretary Rick Perry. This came days before President Trump's call with Ukraine's president.
Read the full statement:
“Ambassador Sondland's testimony today misrepresented both Secretary Perry's interaction with Rudy Giuliani and direction the Secretary received from President Trump. As previously stated, Secretary Perry spoke to Rudy Giuliani only once at the President's request. No one else was on that call. At no point before, during or after that phone call did the words 'Biden' or 'Burisma' ever come up in the presence of Secretary Perry.”