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      Sondland Confirms Public Announcement Was More Crucial Than Actual Probes
      Nov20

      Sondland Confirms Public Announcement Was More Crucial Than Actual Probes

      Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland confirmed publicly on Wednesday that Ukraine announcing investigations advantageous to President Trump’s political interests was more important than the investigations themselves. Sondland made the confirmation while being questioned by House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) during...

      WH Tried To Read Sondland Testimony Ahead Of Hearing But Was Denied
      Nov20

      WH Tried To Read Sondland Testimony Ahead Of Hearing But Was Denied

      The White House attempted to get access to EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s explosive opening statement days before his public hearing, but was denied access by Sondland’s lawyers, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. White House lawyers were particularly interested in what Sondland might say about Trump’s actions surrounding...

      Pam Bondi Says Trump Likely Won’t Testify In Impeachment Inquiry
      Nov20

      Pam Bondi Says Trump Likely Won’t Testify In Impeachment Inquiry

      Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi believes that President Trump likely won’t testify before the House committees probing impeachment. During an interview with “CBS This Morning” Wednesday morning, Bondi said that Trump “did nothing wrong.” On Monday, Trump said in a tweet thread that he will “strongly consider” House Speaker Nancy...

      The Big Highlights From Gordon Sondland’s Public Impeachment Testimony
      Nov20

      The Big Highlights From Gordon Sondland’s Public Impeachment Testimony

      Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland substantially shifted his testimony to point the finger for the Ukraine pressure campaign at President Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, flipping the onetime Trump donor from a participant in the effort to pressure Kyiv into manufacturing political dirt into a key witness in the impeachment...

      LIVEBLOG: Sondland Testifies Publicly After Being Labeled Key To The Ukraine Gambit
      Nov20

      LIVEBLOG: Sondland Testifies Publicly After Being Labeled Key To The Ukraine Gambit

      Another marathon day of impeachment proceeding begins Wednesday with the public testimony of Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Sondland, who donated $1 million to President Trump’s inaugural, was a key figure in the Ukraine pressure campaign, and, according to several witnesses, had a direct line to Trump as the...

      READ: Sondland’s Explosive Opening Statement Kicks Off Damning Day For Trump
      Nov20

      READ: Sondland’s Explosive Opening Statement Kicks Off Damning Day For Trump

      Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland will show up armed with new evidence, planning to hammer home the idea that the Ukraine pressure campaign was carried out completely on President Donald Trump’s orders, according to his opening statement. Read his opening remarks here: …read more Source::...

      Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed At Key Moments Of Ukraine Pressure Campaign
      Nov20

      Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed At Key Moments Of Ukraine Pressure Campaign

      Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland kept Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apprised of key developments in the Ukrainian pressure campaign, lashing Pompeo closer to the heart of the impeachment inquiry. According to the New York Times, Sondland showed Pompeo a draft statement in mid-August he hoped that President Donald Trump would sign to grant...

      Report: At Least $35 Million In Aid Is Still Being Withheld From Ukraine
      Nov20

      Report: At Least $35 Million In Aid Is Still Being Withheld From Ukraine

      The Trump administration is reportedly still withholding some of the congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine even as impeachment investigators scrutinize President Donald Trump’s decision to delay the aid to leverage political assistance. The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that it had obtained a Pentagon document showing...

      Oy! The Biggest Shifts In Kurt Volker’s Ukraine Testimony
      Nov20

      Oy! The Biggest Shifts In Kurt Volker’s Ukraine Testimony

      Former Special Envoy for the Ukraine Crisis Kurt Volker updated his testimony for public consumption on Tuesday, making key changes to his recollection of his involvement at the center of President Trump’s and Rudy Giuliani’s pressure campaign on Ukraine. The shifts focus on the extent to which Volker understood that demands for...

      Manchin Says ‘There’s Nothing Right’ About GOP Attacks Against Vindman
      Nov20

      Manchin Says ‘There’s Nothing Right’ About GOP Attacks Against Vindman

      Shortly after the public impeachment testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman concluded Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized Republican attacks against Vindman. During Vindman’s testimony Tuesday, Republicans attempted to attack him for following a White House lawyer’s instructions and going to him with concerns about...