In his opening statement at today’s impeachment hearing, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland said, “I mentioned to Vice President Pence before the meeting with the Ukrainians that I had concerns that the delay in aid had become tied to the issue of investigations”:

But VP Pence’s office is pushing back on that, HARD.

Via Pence’s chief of staff Mark Short, “This alleged discussion recalled by Ambassador Sondland never happened”:

“Pretty powerful,” indeed:

Full statement here: