Trump’s EU Ambassador Changes Impeachment Testimony, Admits A Quid Pro Quo Happened
New revelations from House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry revealed on Tuesday that US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland changed his testimony and confirmed the existence of a quid pro quo that involved withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for dirt on presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Sondland reportedly said in a declaration submitted to Congress on Monday that he had now “refreshed [his] recollection about certain conversations in early September 2019.”
According to the New York Times:
“The disclosure from Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, in four new pages of sworn testimony released on Tuesday, confirmed his involvement in laying out a quid pro quo to Ukraine that he had previously not acknowledged.”
“I now recall speaking individually with Mr. Yermak, where I said that resumption of U.S. aid would likely not occur until Ukraine provided the public anti-corruption statement that we had been discussing for many weeks,” Sondland said. He’s referring to Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
You can see Sondland’s declaration below: