'Mr. Giuliani’s Requests Were a Quid Pro Quo.' Gordon Sondland Testifies in Trump Impeachment Inquiry

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Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified on Wednesday that he and other U.S. officials were working at the “direction of the President” when they cooperated with Rudy Giuliani to urge Ukraine to open investigations into the 2016 election and Burisma — the Ukrainian energy company of which Joe Biden’s son sat on the board — as conditions for President Zelensky to get a meeting at the White House. “We followed the President’s orders,” Sondland said, referring to the directive that they work with Giuliani on Ukraine policy. President Donald Trump quickly distanced himself from Sondland, whom he appointed, as the ambassador’s dramatic testimony unfolded. “This is not a...

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