US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

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ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. He spoke to lawmakers for around 10 hours. Lawmakers leaving the closed-door deposition said there were gaps in his testimony, and said Sondland responded "I don't know" and "I don't recall" many times. But they said it was enlightening and damning as the political appointee and Trump donor described Giuliani's takeover of U.S. policy toward Ukraine. "It is clear you have a shadow shakedown going on by Giuliani," said California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Dem
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