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Monday, November 18, 2019

Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, slated to publicly testify in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, kept acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Energy Secretary Rick Perry apprised of the Ukraine pressure campaign, according to emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal.



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In one exchange, he assured the two that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was willing to talk about sham investigations into the Bidens and the 2016 election, just before a scheduled call with President Donald Trump.

"I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus' call,' Sondland wrote. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will turn over every stone.'"

The emails come on the heels of an episode first revealed by top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor, who told the House Intel Committee that his aide overheard Trump urging Sondland to focus on the investigations.. Taken together, new evidence paints a picture of Trump administration officials lashed ever closer to coercion " or as Democrats call it, bribery" of a foreign government for a domestic political advantage.

Was there really ever a doubt that a combination of emails and unsecure phone communication practices would eventually become a key factor in the downfall of Trump's presidency?

Karma is indeed a female canine.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-18 09:03 AM | Reply

For the record:

Sondland, Mulvaney and Perry are "The 3 Amigos"

Rudy, Fruman and Parnas are "The 3 Stooges".

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-11-18 10:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All the witnesses who have testified in the Impeachment investigations have testified under oath, and under penalty of criminal perjury.

Exactly zero people who deny the President did these things, have testified under oath.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-11-18 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Now it comes out that Sondland kept Pompeo in the loop on the Ukraine pressure scheme as well.

Never thought that John Bolton would become a profile in courage inside the Trump Administration, but indeed he's obvious acknowledgement and repeated calls to his subordinates to "Talk to the attorneys" when told of the Ukraine "drug deal" places him firmly in the "country above party" category unlike most of Trump's officials.

Ice cubes are lowering the temperature in hell.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-20 07:34 AM | Reply

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