Impeachment hearing opening statement: Read Ambassador Sondland's opening statement

WATCH: Sondland admits ‘quid pro quo’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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He appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee and said during his opening statement that there was a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine over investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, The Hill reported.

Read Sondland's opening statement below.