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Gordon Sondland's Testimony
Nov 21, 2019 at 01:54 AM

The Quick Facts

  • On Wednesday, US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland testified publicly in the House impeachment hearing. As a key witness from the previous closed-door impeachment hearing, the eyes of the nation were on him.
  • Sondland said: "Was there a ‘quid pro quo’? ...With regard to the requested White House call and the White House meeting, the answer is yes.” However, Sondland also said that Trump never explicitly outlined a quid pro quo arrangement. In fact, Sondland recalled Trump saying "I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelensky to do the right thing."
  • Sondland also testified that other top White House officials knew what was going on: "Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret."
  • Sondland also said: “I never heard...anyone say that the investigations [in question in the quid pro quo] had to start or had to be completed. The only thing I heard from Mr. Giuliani or otherwise was that they had to be announced in some form and that form kept changing.”

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CNN

Gordon Sondland delivers the 'John Dean' moment

Michael D'antonio
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The Washington Post

It doesn't matter that Sondland was devastating. Republicans don't care about the facts.

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Why the Gordon Sondland testimony won't change much

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Gordon Sondland’s testimony frees Team Trump to adopt the best defense: the truth

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