Sondland’s bombshell testimony blows holes in Trump’s Ukraine defence

  • Ambassador to EU testifies as House impeachment hearing
  • Sondland: ‘We followed the president’s orders’

A star witness at the impeachment inquiry has delivered a devastating blow to Donald Trump, testifying about the existence of a quid pro quo with Ukraine and insisting: “We followed the president’s orders.”

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, stunned Washington with bombshell evidence that blew a hole in the White House’s defences, implicated numerous senior officials and left the US president facing probable impeachment.

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