Star witness says senior officials were ‘in the loop’ on push for investigations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Pence and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney were among those whom Ambassador Gordon Sondland said were aware of the pressure on Ukraine for probes that could damage President Trump’s political opponents.
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He is the ambassador to the European Union.

Sondland says he told Pence that Ukraine military aid appeared conditioned on political investigations

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Key takeaways from Sondland’s blockbuster testimony

Gordon Sondland is the most significant witness to date in the impeachment inquiry into Trump.
President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. (Salwan Georges/The Post)

Republicans defend Trump as concerned with Ukrainian corruption, but aides tell a different story

Recent testimony along with interviews with officials who worked closely with the president, raises questions about how much Trump cared about corruption broadly in Ukraine.

What the quid pro quo admitted by Sondland looked like

While this admission is important, it’s not necessarily surprising.

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During today's testimony, the California Republican compared President Trump's Ukraine maneuvers to George Washington's negotiations with Britain. That's not exactly accurate.
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Many Europeans are worried that the United States is no longer willing to exercise its leadership in NATO and that the alliance is growing obsolete.
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