Holmes: I’d ‘never seen anything’ like Trump-Sondland call

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MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland during a lunch in Ukraine was so distinctive — even extraordinary — that no one needed to refresh his memory, according to testimony released late Monday in the impeachment inquiry. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Holmes told House investigators, “someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language. There’s just so much about the call that was so remarkable that I remember it vividly.” Holmes’ account of the conversation in Kyiv is the first with Trump personally calling about the investigation
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