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WATCH LIVE: EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland to testify in public impeachment hearing

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 09:50:13-05

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will testify in impeachment inquiry hearings Wednesday in what may be one of the most anticipated public hearings since public proceedings began last week.

The hearings will begin at 9:00 a.m. Watch it live below:

A wealthy hotelier who donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration, Sondland was tapped by the president to serve as U.S. ambassador to the European Union and again handpicked by Trump to take a lead role on Ukraine. And in revised closed-door testimony, Sondland said he personally delivered the "quid pro quo" to Ukraine, telling a top Ukrainian aide that nearly $400 million in military aid that was already promised to the country was contingent upon an anti-corruption probe that would have included Democrat Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Sondland's testimony will occur in the first of two sessions on Wednesday. His testimony will begin at 9 a.m., and at 2:30 p.m., deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian affair Laura Cooper, and the undersecretary of state for political affairs, David Hale will testify.

Follow updates on the impeachment hearing here.