Rep. Sean Maloney, DN.Y., messed with Gordon Sundland in an impeachment hearing on Wednesday as he pressed the US ambassador to the European Union, who would benefit from an investigation by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son – drawing applause the audience when Sondland recognized President Trump.
In a test exchange between a deputy and an ambassador, Maloney asked Sondland whether Trump had asked him to investigate the misery and family deals in Ukraine.
"I said 19 times, he didn't ask me about Bidens," Sundland said. "When he asked for investigations, I assumed he meant the company."
TRIP STUDIES: LIVING UP day four
The Sondland References company is Burisma Holdings, which had a former vice president, Hunter, on its board of directors ̵
Then Maloney pressed Sundland over "who will benefit from the Bidens investigation?"
"I suppose President Trump would have benefited," Sundland said before applauding the audience.
Sundland, who testified in the House impeachment investigation, then declined to be satisfied with Maloney's questioning.
"I really resent what you are trying to do," Sundland said before adding that "he is trying to be right. "
Maloney replied that repeated efforts had been made by the committee to obtain information from him about Trump's interactions with Ukraine.
" With all due respect, we received a statement tax this morning, "Maloney said. . "And it took a lot to get him out of you."
ALEXANDER WINDMAN MAKES THE TEST RESEARCH PAYMENT: "THIS IS AMERICA … HERE, RIGHT7  19593  ] in a statement "was Sondland's lengthy comment earlier in the day when he said that Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Julia and seeking a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine, using a visit to the Oval Office for Democrats' political inquiries, Sundland said he assumed the aid was tied to it, but said Trump never told him directly.  Sundland faces pressing questions from Democrats and Republicans alike, taking blows to commemorate the events leading up to the impeachment investigation and revisiting previous testimony he made behind closed doors.
Sundland acknowledged that Trump never told him directly that security assistance was blocked over probes leaked to his account, which Republicans and the White House took to prove that the president had done nothing wrong. But Sundland said his relationship with Julian and the administration left him with a clear understanding of what the issue was about.
"Was there a quid pro quo? "Sondland testified in the opening remarks. "With respect to the White House and White House requested, the answer is yes."
The rest, he said, was obvious: "Two plus two equals four."
Click here to get the FOX NEWS APPENDIX
Sondland, who was also a major contributor to Trump's inauguration, was the most anticipated witness in an investigation into Parliament's impeachment against the 45th US president.
Fox News Brooke Singman, Adam Shaw and Associated Press contributed to this report.