"Ambassador Taylor recalls that I told Mr. Morrison in early September 2019 that the resumption of United States aid to Ukraine had become tied to a public statement to be issued by Ukraine agreeing to investigate Burisma".
Yovanovitch was the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine until she was recalled by Trump in May.
Ms Yovanovitch was recalled from Kyiv as Mr Giuliani pressed Ukrainian officials to investigate baseless corruption allegations against Mr Biden and his son Hunter, who was involved with Burisma.
In four new pages of sworn testimony to Congress released Tuesday but given the day prior, Sondland described how he laid out an understanding of quid pro quo to Andriy Yermak, a top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy: US aid to Ukraine could be at risk if Kiev didn't publicly commit to the Trump administration's requested investigation of Biden.
"Yeah", Yovanovitch said. "I mean, looking backwards to what happened in the past, with a view to finding things that could be possibly damaging to a presidential run".
The interviews were released by Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Rep. Carolyn Maloney of the Oversight and Reform Committee.
He says that while the testimony of ousted US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch drew skepticism from Trump supporters with the suggestion that Yovanovitch was an "Obama holdover", the released testimony from Sondland and Volker will be hard for Trump's defenders to refute.
In it, the president Trump talks with his counterpart on Yovanovitch, who is referred to as "bad news" and who says that "we are going to spend some things".
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House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry against Trump on September 24 following claims by a whistle-blower that the president had sought to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential elections.
Bondy said Parnas had learned of the president's comments while in jail, awaiting release on bail, and was "very disappointed". He said that "State Department officials, if not the State Department itself, were being drawn into the domestic political arena in some way".
A number of GOP members said last month after Volker testified that his testimony would exonerate Trump, and pushed for the release of the interview transcript. "The president never told me to withhold any money until the Ukrainians did anything related to the server". Sondland also said it would be wrong to get a foreign government to launch investigations in order to influence a US election. Democrats plan to release more transcripts in the coming days.
And I think we're learning much a clearer picture of what was going on, how career State Department officials were carrying out stated USA policy and more about this - what they're calling an irregular channel to Ukraine that was between Rudy Giuliani and the Ukrainian government and what they were up to.
Yovanovitch said she received a call from Carol Perez, a top foreign service official, at around 1 a.m. on April 25 Ukraine time, abruptly telling her she needed to immediately fly back to Washington.
'He said, you know, you need to go big or go home. "That allegation is false". She testified that a State Department official named Philip Reeker told her that as Giuliani's campaign wore on, Pompeo conveyed he could no longer insulate her from Trump's desire to send her packing.
Mr McKinley said he told Mr Pompeo "this situation isn't acceptable" when he spoke with the secretary of state about his resignation, but Mr Pompeo did not respond.
When asked if she feels threatened, Yovanovitch said yes, according to the transcript. "It was a tip that I did not see how I could implement in my position as ambassador", he explained.