Trump: It was a 'GREAT' day for GOP and me in Wednesday's impeachment hearings

 Trump: It was a 'GREAT' day for GOP and me in Wednesday's impeachment hearings
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President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE on Thursday claimed that the round of public impeachment hearings on Wednesday represented a "great" day for him and the Republican Party, arguing that the "fake" and "corrupt" media weren't covering the event fairly. 

"The Republican Party, and me, had a GREAT day yesterday with respect to the phony Impeachment Hoax, & yet, when I got home to the White House & checked out the news coverage on much of television, you would have no idea they were reporting on the same event," Trump said on Twitter, echoing comments he's made throughout the House impeachment inquiry. "FAKE & CORRUPT NEWS!"

Trump made the statements following a day in which numerous administration officials testified about the president's efforts to get Ukraine to open investigations into his political rivals. 


The House impeachment inquiry, which was launched in September, has centered around allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine to open an investigation into 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Suicide bombing hits Afghan security forces Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing MORE and his son and the 2016 election. House lawmakers are also probing whether Trump tied military aid and a White House meeting to Ukraine publicly announcing the investigations. 

Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandAmerica's practice of 'pay-to-play' ambassadors is no joke Graham's 'impeach Kamala' drumbeat will lead Republicans to a 2022 defeat GOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' MORE, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified Wednesday that Trump conditioned a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the leader announcing investigations into Biden and the 2016 presidential election. 

He also said in his opening statement that many senior officials in the administration were aware of this link. 

“I know that members of this committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’ As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes,” Sondland said, later adding that "everyone was in the loop."


Trump dismissed the significance of Sondland's testimony, insisting that he didn't know the ambassador very well. 

"I want nothing. That’s what I want from Ukraine," Trump told reporters outside the White House while reading from prepared notes. "I want nothing — I said it twice."