U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor, in his opening statement at Wednesday's House Intel Committee impeachment inquiry hearing, said one of his staffers heard a conversation Ambassador Gordon Sondland had on his phone with President Trump where the president mentioned the term "the investigations." Taylor shared the story of an aid overhearing a phonecall Sondland had with Trump.
"Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv," he said. "The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about 'the investigations.' Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward."