Ambassador Gordon Sondland Affirms Ukraine 'Quid Pro Quo"
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From the LeftRead: Gordon Sondland’s opening statement for the impeachment hearing
“We followed the president’s orders,” Sondland says.
Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, is testifying to the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday morning in the highest-stakes impeachment hearing yet — and his opening statement has now been released.
In it, Sondland confirms that there was a “quid pro quo” imposed on Ukraine, and says that he was carrying out the “orders” of President Donald Trump.
Sondland faced intense criticism for omissions and purported failures of recollection in his October closed-door testimony, and he already submitted an “addendum” to...
From the LeftGordon Sondland confirms Ukraine 'quid pro quo,' says he raised concerns
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland confirmed Wednesday the existence of a "quid pro quo" in which military aid to Ukraine was tied to President Donald Trump's call for an investigation of his political rival, Joe Biden.
Sondland, testifying on Capitol Hill in the Trump impeachment inquiry, said he was acting on Trump's orders in his actions with regard to Ukraine.
He said, "At all times, I was acting in good faith. As a presidential appointee, I followed the directions of the President."
Sondland said Trump lawyer Rudy...
From the RightSondland: 'Was there a quid pro quo? The answer is yes'
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland provided testimony to Congress Wednesday affirming a quid pro quo for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to win a meeting and phone call with President Trump.
But Sondland, a pivotal witness in the House impeachment investigation, maintained he did not have direct evidence those conditions were directly tied to critical security aid.
Sondland, in his prepared remarks to the House Intelligence Committee, said that conditions were set for the Ukrainian president to be granted a phone call and meeting with Trump.
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