READ: Top diplomat revises testimony to indicate quid pro quo with Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland revised his congressional testimony this week to indicate there was clear a quid pro quo in President Trump requesting that Ukraine launch investigations and the U.S. withholding military aid.

The testimony is likely to intensify the House’s impeachment inquiry into the president, which has largely focused on Trump’s request for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.{mosads}

Sondland, a Trump appointee, said in his revised testimony that he spoke with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to the Ukrainian president, on Sept. 1 and said that the aid approved to Ukraine was contingent on a statement from Zelensky regarding the requested probes.

“After a large meeting, I now recall speaking individually with Mr. Yermak, where I said that resumption of U.S. aid would likely not occur until Ukraine provided the public anti-corruption statement that we had been discussing for many weeks,” Sondland said in the written testimony he submitted Monday.

According to Sondland, who submitted the revised testimony to the House Intelligence Committee through his attorney, other key witnesses’ testimony “refreshed” his memory of the events.

Read Sondland’s revised testimony below: 

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