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" A Never Trump Republican turned consummate Trump toadie, Sondland spearheaded Trump's extortionary diplomacy in Ukraine."

You actually read this garbage. No "Never Trumper" gives $1,000,000.00 to the inauguration fund.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-21 08:21 AM | Reply

Now we know why:

Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

White House lawyers pressed in recent days to learn from Gordon Sondland's legal team what he would tell Congress about Trump and claims of a 'quid pro quo' in his testimony today. Sondland's lawyers declined.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-11-21 08:23 AM | Reply

Sondland is the sort of personality attracted to the Joker.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-21 08:30 AM | Reply

I've heard some folks say he did what he did because he knew the rest of them were planning to throw him under the bus, now they are all calling him a liar. Sorry but he sounded entirely credible to me yesterday and then later Laura Cooper testified, under oath, that she had read emails that revealed the Ukrainians definitely knew the aid was being held up way back in July, thereby undermining the Republicans attempt to defend the President with the argument that they didn't know.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-21 08:44 AM | Reply

Sondland is the sort of personality attracted to the Joker.

#3 | Posted by Zed

Since Sondland decided to do the right thing and to come clean before Congress and to tell the truth he just might avoid sharing a cell with the Joker.

(In this episode of Don and the Giant Impeach, Roger Stone plays the Joker.)

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-21 10:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Do you mean the part where he said Trump wanted no quid pro quo? Looks to me like that hurt pencil neck.

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-21 10:56 AM | Reply

He lied to Congress. That is obvious to anyone that is following this (though he has been trying to "thread the needle" of reasonable doubt so that he doesn't get referred for prosecution for perjury).

So he has credibility issues. But EVERY conservative closely associated with Trump (including Trump himself) has shown themselves to have credibility issues. That is a big part of what brought us to this point in the first place.

#7 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-21 11:02 AM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Lol...

"Your Honor, my client has plead NOT GUILTY. He has SAID that he did not do it. Therefore there is NO WAY he could have done it. I rest my case. Move for dismissal."

#8 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-21 11:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Do you mean the part where he said Trump wanted no quid pro quo?" - #6 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-21 10:56 AM

Sondland declares quid pro quo
Looks to me like that hurt pencil neck sni.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2019-11-21 11:07 AM | Reply

#9 Guess you missed the rest of his testimony.

#10 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-21 11:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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#9 Guess you missed the rest of his testimony.

#10 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Yes... Trump said there was no quid pro quo.

When he said that, was he aware of the whistleblower allegations? Because, from what I understand, he said that THE DAY that the executive branch released the report to Congress.

Do you really think the head of the executive branch (Trump) was not aware of it? If so, I would like to see someone from the administration testify to that effect.

#11 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-21 11:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 Guess you missed the rest of his testimony.

#10 | Posted by fishpaw

No worries Fishpoo. Congress did not miss it.

History won't miss it either.

"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?"

Mr. Sondland said. "As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes."

"Everyone was in the loop," he said. "It was no secret."

"We followed the president's orders," Mr. Sondland said.

But, no worries Fishypoo, I am sure that Humpy don't know him very well " hasn't probably has never even spoken to him at least probably not so much!

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-21 11:36 AM | Reply

The described exchange actually seemed pretty defensive. Didn't Sondland claim that on that call Trump yelled at him and then abruptly hung up?

It sounds to me like people had been talking to Trump about allegations of quid pro quo in the whistleblower report, and then Trump gets a call ASKING if this were quid pro quo, so Trump emotionally yells at him that it is not.

All the facts I have seen seem to support that theory. I would love to see officials from the administration testify to either prove or disprove that theory. But, guilty people, of course, will refuse to testify under oath so I am pretty sure we will get no "proof".

#13 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-21 11:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think it's hilarious that Drumpf toadies parrot insults spewed by the least self-aware person in the world. Drumpf calls Chairman Schiff "pencil neck" while Drumpf's neck is so fat it spills over his shirt collar, the knot in his tie is almost totally hidden by his many chins, and the place where his neck and chins meet looks like the hoo-ha of the fat lady at the circus. If given the choice between brilliant lawer with a pencil neck or fat, old, incontinent. traitor to this country with more chins than a Chinese phone book, I'd choose the former.

#14 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2019-11-21 11:48 AM | Reply

'He very strongly denied it. I believe him'...The Putin Party previously known as the GOP.

#15 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-11-21 11:53 AM | Reply

"Your Honor, my client has plead NOT GUILTY. He has SAID that he did not do it. Therefore there is NO WAY he could have done it. I rest my case. Move for dismissal."

#8 | Posted by gtbritishskull

You are a blockhead. Sondland said that.It is in his deposition and his testimony.

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-21 11:55 AM | Reply

Looks to me like that hurt pencil neck sni.

#9 | Posted by Hans

see 16 blockhead

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-21 11:56 AM | Reply

This article is just another example that proves hate allows people to make ignorant conclusions.

#18 | Posted by humtake at 2019-11-21 11:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sondland said that.It is in his deposition and his testimony.

#16 | Posted by Sniper

Sondland said what?

How hard is it to understand this?

question: Was there a quid pro quo?"

Mr. Sondland: "As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes."

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-21 12:00 PM | Reply

But, no worries Fishypoo, I am sure that Humpy don't know him very well " hasn't probably has never even spoken to him at least probably not so much!
#12 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2019-11-21 11:36 AM | REPLY

Did they get the money? Yes
Was there an investigation? No

Did Sondland testify that Trump told him he wanted nothing when Sondland asked him if he was looking for a QPQ? Yes

Schiff has recieved multiple pinocchios from the Washington Post for a reason.

#20 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-21 12:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sondland said that.It is in his deposition and his testimony.
#16 | Posted by Sniper
Sondland said what?
How hard is it to understand this?
question: Was there a quid pro quo?"
Mr. Sondland: "As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes."

#19 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2019-11-21 12:00 PM | FLAG:

It seems it is more difficult for you to understand what a QPQ is. That is an example why the Dems stopped using it because their constituents don't have the capacity to understand plus they know that there was not a QPD.

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-21 12:10 PM | Reply

www.realclearpolitics.com

The last word on Sondland

#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-21 12:13 PM | Reply

I don't know why Trump doesn't just come out and say "I tried to bribe the Ukrainians and got caught. Tough. Just get over it." He'll never get convicted in the Senate as long as there are enough Rs to prevent a 2/3 majority. Ds are wasting their time. They should just wait until the election.

#23 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-11-21 12:49 PM | Reply

"Drumpf's neck is so fat it spills over his shirt collar, the knot in his tie is almost totally hidden by his many chins, and the place where his neck and chins meet looks like the hoo-ha of the fat lady at the circus."

A little self-awareness on Trump's part would go a long way:

Trump Neck Vagina @trumpneckvagina

Yes, I approve this photo. Allow me to expatiate...
Hair= ------- Perfect
Eyebags = Pale as the recently dead
Neck Vagina = Slitty and Pretty
Nothing can ruin this look
Nobody has anything popping like me
Splish Splash --------!
-The President of the United States

twitter.com

Donald Trump's Neck Vagina Is The Worst Thing You'll See All Day And Maybe Ever

www.sofeminine.co.uk

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-11-21 12:52 PM | Reply

They should just wait until the election.

Trump's impeachment is based on the fact he actively tried to illegally game the election in his own favor by falsely smearing his political opponent. Whoever is the Democratic nominee, what is to stop him from doing it again?

Waiting for the election would be the equivalent of playing heads-up poker with an opponent you just caught playing with a crooked deck of cards and then playing him for a winner-takes-all hand while letting him deal, using the same crooked deck of cards.

Who does that?

#25 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-21 12:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"This article is just another example that proves hate allows people to make ignorant conclusions."

Tell us again how you support Trump.

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-21 12:57 PM | Reply

"They should just wait until the election."

Everything Tony said, plus there was an election, and voters said they wanted Democrats to provide checks and balances on Trump and the GOP:

In the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi, won control of the House. The Democrats gained a net total of 41 seats from the total number of seats they had won in the 2016 elections. The 41-seat gain was the Democrats' largest gain of House seats since the ------------- 1974 elections, when they picked up 49 seats. The Democrats also won the popular vote by a margin of 8.6%, the largest margin on record for a party that previously held a minority in the House. Turnout was the highest for a midterm election in more than a century, with over half the electorate casting ballots.

en.wikipedia.org

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-11-21 01:04 PM | Reply

"The Democrats also won the popular vote by a margin of 8.6%, the largest margin on record for a party that previously held a minority in the House."

What that meant in real terms:

Democrats won the popular vote by more than 9.7 million votes or 8.6%, the largest midterm margin for any party and the largest margin on record for a minority party.

According the Associated Press' statistical analysis, gerrymandering cost the Democrats an additional sixteen House seats from Republicans.

Voter turnout in this election was 50.3%, the highest turnout in a U.S. midterm election since 1914.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-11-21 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#27

The only reason we're having an impeachment inquiry and discovering the criminal machinations of Trump's administration IS the fact that we had an election in 2018 that Gal noted above. If the nation didn't want Trump to receive oversight they wouldn't have elected House members that have the power of demanding such.

#29 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-21 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#29 And if the GOP still held the House along with the Senate and the Executive branch, none of this would be coming to light, and Trump would be cheating and bribing his way into the next election without anyone being able to prove otherwise.

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-11-21 01:15 PM | Reply

You are a blockhead. Sondland said that.It is in his deposition and his testimony.

#16 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Oh... you are talking about that Sondland said that Trump said that Trump didn't do a quid pro quo.

Doesn't that meet the conservative definition of hearsay (Sondland said that Trump said...)?

And before you call me a "blockhead", you might want to address my #13.

Or, try this one...

"Officer, my boy TOLD ME he didn't rob no bank, so there is no reason for you to arrest him because he OBVIOUSLY did not do it."

#31 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-21 01:27 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-21 11:56 AM

sni really loves double-downing on his stupidity.

Mr. Sondland: "As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes."
Oops.

#32 | Posted by Hans at 2019-11-21 01:44 PM | Reply

Sondland bought an ambassadorship from Trump for $1MM. Trump saw him as a loyalist willing to work outside official channels. Putin wants to destabilize Ukraine, so he blames Ukraine for his own interference in our election to drive a wedge between the US and Ukraine. Trump can accomplish both Putin's and his own goals by furthering this narrative, but he knows career diplomats won't go for that so he goes through Sondland and Giuliani. Unfortunately for them their boss is so stupid that he just blabs about it openly on a call with multiple career officials listening and someone decides to make it public. And here we are.

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2019-11-21 01:58 PM | Reply

The Republican defense

There was no quid pro quo, but if there was, it was legal because Trump was too ignorant to have had corrupt intent because if he did know what he was doing he is too smart to have done it

#34 | Posted by kingcuke at 2019-11-21 02:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#28 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Thanks for that. Very interesting and noteworthy.

#35 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-11-21 02:45 PM | Reply

Guyzzz --

Do you think Obama will endorse Joe Biden this week?

LOL

#36 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-11-22 12:44 AM | Reply

Trump's impeachment is based on the fact he actively tried to illegally game the election in his own favor by falsely smearing his political opponent.

#25 | Posted by tonyroma

Hang tight until 12/9 when the Inspector General's report says that Obama's FBI lied on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance warrant applications in order to spy on Trump back in '16.

You gonna support impeaching Obama and Biden then?

We'll see.

*Won't we?*

#37 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-11-22 12:48 AM | Reply

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