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Pompeo on Sondland testimony: 'I didn't see a single thing today. I was working'

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo knocks Turkey in NATO speech: report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates US to temporarily withdraw some embassy personnel in Baghdad: report MORE on Wednesday said he "didn't see" U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Top Democrat slams Trump's new EU envoy: Not 'a political donor's part-time job' Trump names new EU envoy, filling post left vacant by impeachment witness Sondland MORE's testimony in which Sondland said Pompeo was among officials "in the loop" about efforts to press Ukraine for investigations. 

"I didn’t see a single thing today. I was working. Sounds like you might not have been,” Pompeo said after a reporter asked for his response to Sondland's testimony.

"I was in meetings all day and haven't had a chance to see any of that testimony," the top diplomat added.   

Sondland testified Wednesday that a number of officials were aware of efforts to pressure Ukraine to announce it would pursue investigations that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE wanted in exchange for a White House call and meeting. 

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"There is a July 19 email that I sent to Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Perry, Brian McCormack (Perry’s Chief of Staff), Ms. Kenna, Acting Chief of Staff and OMB Director Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyMick Mulvaney 'concerned' by Giuliani role in Trump election case On The Money: Senate releases spending bills, setting up talks for December deal | McConnell pushing for 'highly targeted' COVID deal | CFPB vet who battled Trump will lead Biden plans to overhaul agency Consumer bureau vet who battled Trump will lead Biden plans to overhaul agency MORE (White House), and Mr. Mulvaney’s Senior Advisor Robert Blair. A lot of senior officials," Sondland's opening statement read. 

"Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret. Everyone was informed via email on July 19, days before the Presidential call. As I communicated to the team, I told President Zelensky in advance that assurances to 'run a fully transparent investigation' and 'turn over every stone' were necessary in his call with President Trump," he added.

Pompeo is currently in Brussels at a NATO meeting.