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Mega-Donor Ambassadors Are Corrupting American Diplomacy

Those who’ve followed the Ukraine scandal are familiar by now with Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. He’s a key player in the alleged scheme to subvert President Donald Trump’s political opponents by coercing Ukraine into launching sham investigations. Unlike many of the other figures in the scandal, Sondland is not a real diplomat. He got a plum ambassadorship in Europe the old-fashioned way: by donating more than $1 million to the president’s campaign and inaugural committee.This is not some great secret. A relatively brief biography from The Washington Post, published earlier this month, found more space …read more

Source:: The New Republic



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