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Sondland: Trump ‘never’ discussed Ukraine aid freeze with me

US diplomat Gordon Sondland says US President Donald Trump never spoke to him about stalled military aid to Ukraine or any alleged link to Trump’s demands for political investigations.

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, makes an opening statement before testifying to the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill November 20, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)

“I never heard from President Trump that aid was conditioned on an announcement of (the investigations),” Sondland told a congressional impeachment inquiry.

“I don’t recall President Trump ever talking to me about any security assistance, ever,” he added.

— AFP

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