Trump says ‘it’s all over’ for impeachment inquiry after Sondland testimony
NOTE: The source is Fox “News” …so the REAL reporting is buried 6 paragraphs in, but then runs for 6 paragraphs.
HERE is the truth, NOT Trumpy “McLiar” is claiming:
While Trump argued that Sondland’s statement proves there was no quid pro quo between his administration and Ukraine — the matter at the heart of the impeachment probe — Sondland gave a more nuanced account.
He confirmed he never heard directly from Trump on a quid pro quo linking military aid for Ukraine to politically advantageous investigations.
But Sondland said “we all understood” that a meeting at the White House for Ukraine’s president and a phone call with Trump would happen only if President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to an investigation into the 2016 U.S. election and the Bidens. And he said he came to presume aid was linked to investigations too.
He said he sent an email on July 19, just days before the July 25 call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, where he laid out the issue in detail to members of the State and Energy departments and White House staff.
Sondland added: “It was no secret.”
Sondland testified later that he worked with Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine at Trump’s “express direction” and pushed a “quid pro quo” with Kiev because it was what Trump wanted…
Sondland “pointing a finger directly at Trump,” he said this: “I know that members of this committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’ As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes. Mr. Giuliani conveyed to Secretary Perry, Ambassador Volker, and others that President Trump wanted a public statement from President Zelensky committing to investigations of Burisma and the 2016 election. Mr. Giuliani expressed those requests directly to the Ukrainians. Mr. Giuliani also expressed those requests directly to us. We all understood that these prerequisites for the White House call and White House meeting reflected President Trump’s desires and requirements.”…
…”Secretary Perry, Ambassador Volker, and I worked with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the President of the United States. We did not want to work with Mr. Giuliani. Simply put, we played the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refused to work with Mr. Giuliani, we would lose an important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine. So we followed the President’s orders.”…
…”In July and August 2019, we learned that the White House had also suspended security aid to Ukraine. I was adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid, as the Ukrainians needed those funds to fight against Russian aggression. I tried diligently to ask why the aid was suspended, but I never received a clear answer. In the absence of any credible explanation for the suspension of aid, I later came to believe that the resumption of security aid would not occur until there was a public statement from Ukraine committing to the investigations of the 2016 election and Burisma, as Mr. Giuliani had demanded.”
The TRUTH, per usual, is quite different than what Donnie “Little Hands” TrumPutin claims.
Lead attorney for the Clinton impeachment, Ken Starr, weighed in:
In speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, the head prosecutor in Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearings said Sondland’s testimony “doesn’t look good for the president, substantively.” Starr continued, “It’s over … The articles of impeachment are being drawn up, if they haven’t already been drawn up. … This obviously has been one of those bombshell days,” said Starr, who added that Democrats will claim Trump “committed the crime of bribery.”
“YEAH, BUT DIDN’T TRUMP’S AND THE REPUBLICAN’S STAR WITNESS HELP TRUMP’S CASE??”
WELL, READ FOR YOURSELF:
How Republicans’ star impeachment witness turned on them
Donnie “Little Hands” TrumPutin, his “associates”, and sycophant supporters all whine that “the deck is stacked against” poor widdle Trumpy-poo…well, he has been given an open invitation to join the hearings and given a personal account of himself.
Pelosi to Trump: You’re Invited
So, um, why wont TrumPutin go, swear an oath to tell THE TRUTH about all this and clear things up?
There are two reasons TrumPutin can’t/wont testify under oath:
- TRUMP IS SUCH A RAMBLING LIAR NONE OF HIS ADVISORS OR ASSOCIATES WILL LET HIM TESTIFY,
- TRUMP IS TERRIFIED OF THE TRUTH COMING OUT BECAUSE IT PROVES HIM GUILTY.