Amb. Sondland Confirms No Announcement Took Place While The Aid Was Released & Trump Met w/ Zelensky

REP. STEFANIK: Mr. Sondland, you testified that you never received any direct confirmation or specific information as to why there was a hold on aid. 

AMB. SONDLAND: That’s correct.

REP. STEFANIK: And, in fact, you testified “President Trump never told me directly that the aid was conditioned on the investigations.”

AMB. SONDLAND: That’s correct.

REP. STEFANIK:  You said, “Never heard those words from the President,” correct?

AMB. SONDLAND: Correct.

REP. STEFANIK: Instead, you testified that in your September 9th call with President Trump, the President said, “No quid pro quo. I want nothing. I want nothing. I want President Zelensky to do the right thing, do what he ran on.” Is that correct?

AMB. SONDLAND: That’s correct.

REP. STEFANIK: And the fact is, the aid was given to Ukraine without any announcement of new investigations?

AMB. SONDLAND: That’s correct.

REP. STEFANIK: And President Trump did, in fact, meet with President Zelensky in September at the United Nations, correct?

AMB. SONDLAND: He did.

REP. STEFANIK:  And there was no announcement of investigations before this meeting?

AMB. SONDLAND:  Correct.

REP. STEFANIK: And there was no announcement of investigations after this meeting?

AMB. SONDLAND: That’s right