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Ambassador Sondland Testimony: Delayed Ukraine Aid Linked Directly to Trump’s Desire to Win Reelection

Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Public Citizen
WASHINGTON -

Note: The U.S. ambassador to the European Union and registered Republican, Gordon Sondland, testified today that there was a quid pro quo in the Ukraine controversy.

The immensity of Ambassador Sondland’s bombshell testimony cannot be overstated. Sondland has confirmed the bribery scheme, in other words, flatly admitted a quid pro quo, and detailed how widespread the knowledge of the conditioned meeting and aid were within the Trump administration. The president’s defenses are crumbling, and the likelihood of impeachment has moved significantly forward with Sondland’s clear statements this morning.

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