Kim Kardashian-West and rapper A$AP Rocky were name dropped during Wednesday’s Trump impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, according to Variety.com.
As you know, the Democrats are attempting to impeach President Donald Trump for using a foreign power to investigate possible corruption by former Obama Vice President Joe Biden.
Gordon Sondland testified during the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. Sondland, the wealthy hotel chain owner who donated at least $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee, was appointed by Trump as U.S. ambassador to the European Union.
According to an earwitness, Sondland called Trump on an unsecured cell phone from the patio of a restaurant to discuss rapper A$AP Rocky’s detainment in Sweden.
Sondland was treating foreign service officials to lunch, including David Holmes, who testified in a deposition on Nov. 15 that he overheard Sondland discussing the rapper with President Trump on the phone.
“Ambassador Sondland told the president that the rapper was, quote unquote, kind of eff’d there,” said Holmes, who added that Sondland told Trump that Rocky “should have pled guilty.”
Holmes added: “He recommended that the President, quote, wait until after the sentencing or it would only make it worse, unquote, adding, the President should, quote, let him get sentenced, play the racism card, and give him a ticker-tape when he comes home.”
Holmes, left, said Sondland, right, also told Trump that, “Sweden should have released him on your word, and “tell the Kardashians you tried.”
Testifying before the committee on Wednesday morning, Sondland said he vaguely remembered the conversation about A$AP Rocky. “Yeah, what triggered my memory was someone’s reference to A$AP Rocky, which was I believe the primary purpose of the phone call,” Sondland said.
One week earlier, TMZ broke the news that Kim Kardashian-West and her husband, Kanye West, contacted Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, to enlist Trump’s aid in securing A$AP Rocky’s release from jail.
To date Rocky has never thanked Trump for speaking to the Swedish government on his behalf.