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Read Gordon Sondland’s opening statement in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.Andrew Harnik/AP/Associated Press

Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that Rudy Giuliani had pushed a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine that he had to go along with because it’s what President Trump wanted.

The following is Sondland’s complete opening statement, as provided by the Associated Press.