During Wednesday’s public impeachment hearings, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland claimed that a July 26th phone call between himself and Donald Trump was focused on A$AP Rocky. The news comes as quite as a surprise given that Trump vaguely denied that the call took place.
"It is true that the President speaks loudly at times. It is also true that we discussed A$AP Rocky. It is true that the President likes to use colorful language.” —Gordon Sondland
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) November 20, 2019
Trump is currently the focus of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee’s public impeachment hearings. The reality show host turned politician is accused of withholding foreign aid in exchange from Ukraine unless the European country conducted an investigation into 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidate Joe Biden. Trump has vehemently denied any wrongdoing during the impeachment inquiry process.
"What triggered my memory was someone's reference to A$AP Rocky, which I believe was the primary purpose of the phone call," Sondland says, describing why he now remembers call with Trump.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) November 20, 2019
Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky has found himself in legal trouble over the course of the year in the European Union. Earlier this year, the New York native was arrested in Sweden following an altercation. The rapper was ultimately released and Trump took partial credit for it. Rocky was ultimately found guilty of assault and order to pay a fine. Later this year, he will return to Sweden to perform for the first time since the incident.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will testify before House Intelligence Committee today as well.