Holmes said that Sondland had called Trump and he could hear Trump because the call was so loud on the terrace of a restaurant where they had dinner with two others.
"While Ambassador Sondland's phone was not over hands-free, I could hear the President's voice over the phone's earpiece, the President's voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland kept the phone off his ear for a while far away, probably because of the loud volume, "said Holmes.
Sondland's text messages with leading US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, are a key data point for the impeachment investigation, where Sondland Taylor said there was "no compensation" after talking to Trump about the matter.
According to Sondland, he did not have an agreement linking US security aid to Ukraine to investigate the bidens ̵
"Let me be clear: it would be wrong to invite a foreign government to investigate an upcoming US election," Sondland said. "Withholding foreign aid to force a foreign government to take such steps would be wrong, I have never and will never take part in such ventures." In my opinion, Ukraine's security aid was and would be vital to our vital national interest For some reason delayed. "
Even before the whistleblower complaint was made available to the legislature, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump had betrayed his oath of office and announced that it was a formal one Impeachment proceedings against the President n will initiate.
Jeremy from CNN Herb, Katelyn Polantz and Manu Raju contributed to this report.