WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence’s office denied testimony by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Wednesday that the two men discussed on Sept. 1 the delay in U.S. aid to Ukraine that had become tied to the issue of investigations.
“The Vice President never had a conversation with Gordon Sondland about investigating the Bidens, Burisma, or the conditional release of financial aid to Ukraine based upon potential investigations,” Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff, said in a statement. “This alleged discussion recalled by Ambassador Sondland never happened.”
Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Franklin Paul