Tim Morrison, the former National Security Council director for Russia and European affairs, confirmed in open impeachment testimony Tuesday that the Trump administration made an aid-for-investigations quid pro quo demand on Ukraine. Democratic counsel Dan Goldman asked Morrison about a Sept. 1 conversation between U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and Andriy Yermak, a Ukrainian official. One of the main focuses of the impeachment inquiry has been whether U.S. military assistance to Kyiv was tied to Ukraine announcing investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. According to Morrison, Sondland told Yermak "that the Ukrainians would have to have the prosecutor general make a statement with respect to the investigations as a condition of having the aid lifted."
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