Gordon Sondland told Congress that Trump’s Ukraine efforts amounted to a quid pro quo, his lawyer says

The US ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate the Bidens were a quid pro quo, the ambassador’s lawyer told The Wall Street Journal.

Gordon Sondland testified last week that he believed the Trump administration had exchanged a White House meeting with Ukraine’s president for investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son and 2016 election interference, Sondland’s lawyer, Robert Luskin, told The Journal.

Lawmakers also asked Sondland whether Trump’s decision to withhold $400 million in aid was part of a quid pro quo arrangement for Ukrainian officials to investigate Biden, Sondland responded that he wasn’t a lawyer but believed it was a quid pro quo, Luskin said.

Sondland testified as part of a House impeachment inquiry, which has been investigating whether Trump used the office of the president for his own personal gain.

Article URL : https://www.businessinsider.com/gordon-sondland-congress-trump-ukraine-quid-pro-quo-2019-10

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