U.S. Ambassador to the EU "does believe Ukraine military aid was contingent upon the launch of politically motivated probes"

Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump's ambassador to the European Union, reversed his previous testimony to House impeachment investigators, saying he does believe Ukraine military aid was contingent upon the launch of politically motivated probes.

In his revised statement, Sondland said that he now remembers telling a top Ukrainian official on September 1st that hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to the beleaguered U.S. ally would "likely" be held up unless the government announced investigations of Trump's political rivals.

Sondland revealed the exchange in supplemental testimony he submitted to House impeachment investigators, saying he had failed to recall the episode when he testified in person last month.

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