Gordon Sondland’s impeachment inquiry testimony: key quotes

Washington's EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, a key actor in President Donald Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine for dirt on his…

Washington’s EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, a key actor in President Donald Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine for dirt on his political rivals, was in the hot seat Wednesday as Democrats built their case for impeaching the US leader.

Here are some of the key quotes from his opening statement.

– Following Trump’s orders –

– “As a presidential appointee, I followed the directions of the president. We worked with (Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy) Giuliani because the president directed us to do so.
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