Impeachment Probe: Diplomat Says He Knew Why US Aid Withheld

In his revised testimony, U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland says his memory was refreshed by the opening statements of two other key witnesses who have testified in the impeachment inquiry.

  • Published 5 November 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking reversal, a top diplomat revised his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump to acknowledge he understood that U.S. aid to Ukraine was being withheld until the country promised to investigate corruption. The three-page update from U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, tucked beneath hundreds of pages of sworn testimony released Tuesday, provides new insight into Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden in what…

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