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Saturday, May 07, 2022

Nearly three years after Donald Trump tried extorting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in the 2019 phone call which led to his first impeachment trial, former US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland now says he regrets his role in the blackmail scheme.

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"It was during the House Intelligence Committee hearings on Mr Trump's blackmail scheme that he told the panel there had indeed been a "quid pro quo" in which Mr Zelensky would announce investigations into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in exchange for a White House visit and approval to purchase the Javelin missiles Ukraine's defence forces have been using to defend against the invasion Russia launched in February. At the time, Mr Biden was seen as a potential 2020 presidential contender."

In an interview with The Washington Post, Mr Sondland called himself a "doofus" for his part in the hearings, but in hindsight said one "had to have been there" when asked if he wished he had tried to stop the arrangement, which was largely brokered by Mr Trump's then-personal lawyer, ex-New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani."

do tell

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-07 04:24 PM | Reply

@#1 ... Mr Sondland called himself a "doofus" for his part in the hearings, but in hindsight said one "had to have been there" ...

One does not have to look at that in hindsight to note he was a dofus back then.

There were plenty of people who, contemporaneously, were saying he was a dofus.


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-07 04:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry, one does not have to be a top level genius to have seen that Trump was a clear and present danger to our democracy. Apology not accepted.

#3 | Posted by Hughmass at 2022-05-08 06:59 AM | Reply

"Doofus"? Gordon Sondland? The "hotel chain owner and frequent donor to Republican causes" Gordon Sondland? No, seriously, Gordie, do go on. You've barely scratched the surface.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-08 07:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nearly three years after Donald Trump tried extorting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky

Is Dotard going to show his support for Putin by getting a "Z" tattoo on his fat --- for Victory Day?

#5 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2022-05-08 09:22 AM | Reply

We all had access to the call, the ambassador correctly answered the left's questions. There was NOTHING there, this is soooo over, but the left keeps trying to make something out of nothing. Get a life and move on.

#6 | Posted by gtjr at 2022-05-08 10:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

"We all had access to the call"

Why lie?

We all had access to a doctored transcript of the call.

But by all means...prove me wrong. Link to the actual call YOU had access to.

Thanks in advance!

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-08 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#6-The POTUS calls the president of another country and tries to extort him into doing a trumped-up investigation into a political opponent's son, hoping to find dirt he can use in his campaign for re-election. "There was NOTHING there, this is soooo over"....maybe you should take a citizenship test to see if you are competent enough to vote.

#8 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-05-08 10:28 AM | Reply

Why lie?

#7 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

Good luck with that question.

Any answer you get will be a lie.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-08 10:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There was NOTHING there, this is soooo over, but the left keeps trying to make something out of nothing.
#6 | POSTED BY GTJR

I didn't realize that Gordon Sondland is "the left"

#10 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-05-08 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"There was NOTHING there, this is soooo over"

Tell that to the Ukrainians.

I dare you.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-08 11:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And I would like to see the FULL transcript also.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-08 12:02 PM | Reply

We all had access to the call, the ambassador correctly answered the left's questions. There was NOTHING there, this is soooo over, but the left keeps trying to make something out of nothing. Get a life and move on.

#6 | Posted by gtjr

Yeah. Using US funds to Blackmail a foreign nation for personal benefit is NOTHING.

I guess compared to his other crimes it might seem like nothing, but that's only because his fascist coup attempt was so much worse.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-08 05:18 PM | Reply

But left to your own devices, you only think you should have done the right thing AFTER you have left office.

Sounds about white.

#14 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-05-08 05:44 PM | Reply

OK, I gotta ask....

How many people who worked for the Trump administration have come out of late and tried to atone for the egregious deeds they did while under the spell of fmr Pres Trump?

Stated differently, how many careers have "working for the Trump administration" ruined, and are now trying to be salvaged by atonement?

Is there a list anywhere?

Do I need to buy a domain: IWorkedForTrumpAndIAmSorry.com ?

fwiw:

% whois iworkedfortrumpandiamsorry.com
No match for domain "IWORKEDFORTRUMPANDIAMSORRY.COM".


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-08 08:03 PM | Reply

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