Trump European Union Ambassador Gordon D. Sondland updated his testimony in four new pages in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.
The New York Times notes that Sondland now says that “he told a top Ukrainian official that the country likely would not receive American military aid unless it publicly committed to investigations President Trump wanted.”
Sondland said that unpaid lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to strong arm Ukraine into launching its investigations to benefit Trump’s 2020 campaign were “improper.”
Sondland also said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was aware of Giuliani’s “shadow” Ukraine campaign, which Pompeo said was something they “have to deal with.”
Sondland claimed that Trump was “obsessed” with Ukraine’s supposed role in the 2016 presidential election:
I think he said: “They tried to bring me down.” He kept saying that over and over.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that there was no quid pro quo with Ukraine.