READ: Ambassador Sondland's opening statement in impeachment hearing

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Wednesday will testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE.


According to his opening statement, Sondland will say that there was a quid pro quo between Ukraine conducting politically motivated investigations and getting U.S. military assistance, adding that many in the Trump administration knew it.  

He will also say that he has “no reason to doubt” the accounts from other witnesses that have testified in the inquiry.

Read Sondland's opening statement below.

Opening Statement of Ambassador Gordon D. Sondland (November 20, 2019) on Scribd