US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland arrives for a joint interview with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and House Committee on Oversight and Reform [File: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo]

A top ally of US President Donald Trump admitted that he told a Ukrainian official that the release of United States military aid was contingent on Kyiv investigating Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden, testimony released on Tuesday showed.

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, said he told a top adviser to Ukraine’s president that US military aid would likely not be released until Kyiv made clear it would investigate Biden and his son’s ties to Ukraine energy firm Burisma.


Sondland had initially denied

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