The Democrats' lawyer, Daniel Goldman, asked Ambassador Gordon Sondland if he recalled telling President Trump that the Ukrainian leader "loves your ass" during a July 26 call at a restaurant in Kiev.
Sondland conceded that he could have said that because it "sounds like something I would say."
"That's how President Trump and I communicate. A lot of four-letter words. In this case, three letters," Sondland said.
Sondland went on to say he also probably said the Ukrainian president would do anything Trump asked of him during that call.
He explained that he was putting it in "Trump-speak."
Sondland said the Ukrainian president was "very willing to work with the United States and was being very amicable and so putting it in Trump-speak, by saying he 'loves your ass, he will do what you want' meant that he would really work with us on a whole host of issues."