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US diplomat U-turns, now says he knew of Ukraine quid pro quo


Sondland switched his testimony. (AP pic)WASHINGTON: US envoy Gordon Sondland acknowledged telling a top Ukrainian official that US security assistance withheld by President Donald Trump was unlikely to be delivered until Ukraine publicly met a demand for an “anti-corruption” statement, according to a new declaration from Sondland released yesterday.
Sondland, who initially testified in October to a Democratic-led congressional impeachment inquiry of Trump, offered new details to lawmakers on Monday after his memory was “refreshed,” which appear to bolster the initial whistleblower complaint that led to the investigation.
Sondland’s testimony also corroborated that of other witnesses, who have said Trump sought to …read more

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