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Impeachment inquiry hearings into Trump continue in Washington Updated: 2019-11-21 07:03:28 KST

Following a full day of testimonies on Tuesday, more hearings are taking place in Washington in the impeachment hearing against U.S. President Donald Trump.
For more on this and other news around the world, let's turn to our Kim Da-mi.
Da-mi, fill us in on the latest from Congress.

Right Mark, another bombshell testimony on Wednesday, this time from the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland.
He testified that there indeed was a quid pro quo, as desired by President Trump via his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

"Mr. Giuliani's requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for President Zelenskiy. Mr. Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing the investigations of the 2016 election/DNC server and Burisma."

Sondland donated a million U.S. dollars to Trump's inauguration committee and helped reach out to Ukraine on President Trump's behalf, so his testimony is being viewed by Democrats as big blow to the Republicans.
Sondland further added that he worked with Giuliani on Ukraine issues on "the president's orders."
Outside the White House, President Trump hit back, reading out a hand-written note, insisting he never requested a "quid pro quo."

"I say to the ambassador in response, 'I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelenskiy, President Zelenskiy to do the right thing."

President Trump declared he was vindicated, adding he would say it means the impeachment inquiry is dead in the water.
He also sought to downplay his personal relationship with Sondland, saying he didn't know him very well, but he was "a nice guy."
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