Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, testified Wednesday that her staff received an inquiry from the Ukrainian Embassy asking about the status of the funds July 25, the same day as President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Cooper testified alongside David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday night as part of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump lashed out anew at the inquiry as Gordon Sondland, the most significant witness, acknowledged during his testimony that there was a “quid pro quo” in the Ukraine controversy.

In questioning, Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was pressed about his knowledge of allegations that Trump sought to leverage U.S. military aid to Ukraine and a White House visit by Zelensky in exchange for investigations of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, among others.

●Sondland: ‘Was there a quid pro quo? The answer is yes.’

●Trump said his Ukraine call was ‘perfect.’ Impeachment witnesses testified otherwise.

●Judge intends to rule by Monday on a House subpoena to former White House counsel Donald McGahn.