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Politics Ken Starr: Sondland testimony will be remembered as 'one of those bombshell days'

22:00  20 november  2019
22:00  20 november  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

What Trump, Pence, Pompeo and others knew, according to Gordon Sondland’s testimony, texts and emails

  What Trump, Pence, Pompeo and others knew, according to Gordon Sondland’s testimony, texts and emails A rundown of who knew what when in the pressure campaign against Ukraine, according to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.Gordon Sondland testified to Congress that he knew there was a quid pro quo, which he communicated to Ukrainian officials. But in putting himself out there, he made sure Congress knew that lots of other high-level officials knew about it, too.

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Former independent counsel Ken Starr claimed that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee would prove to be monumental moving forward.

During his Wednesday morning testimony, Sondland affirmed a quid pro quo agreement for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to secure a meeting and phone call with President Trump. But, he also reiterated the fact that he has no direct evidence to tie those claims to the aid that Trump had held up.

Key takeaways from the impeachment hearings on day 4 of public testimony

  Key takeaways from the impeachment hearings on day 4 of public testimony Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was President Donald Trump’s handpicked dealmaker on Ukraine, according to his fellow impeachment witnesses. On Wednesday, he testified publicly for the first time under subpoena. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, is sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Nov. 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C., as part of the public impeachment hearings. Sondland is considered a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry into Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine.

Starr, most known for heading an investigation into members of the Clinton administration, appeared on Fox News following the Democrats' questioning of Sondland.

"It leads me that there will be articles of impeachment. I think we’ve known that. I think it was just confirmed today, and then substantively what we heard from the chairman just now is, it’s over," Starr stated. "We now know ... this is his position. We now know that the president, in fact, committed the crime of bribery. The something of value, that's litigable. But, I think articles of impeachment are being drawn up if they haven’t already been drawn up. So, it depends will it be bipartisan and so forth. So, this obviously has been one of those bombshell days."

Ken Starr wearing a suit and tie © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc. Starr previously called the president's tweet attacking former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony last week, an example of "extraordinarily poor judgment."

Ambassador Gordon Sondland chooses to save himself, not Trump .
Minutes after he took his seat Wednesday in the House impeachment hearing, Ambassador Gordon Sondland made himself clear: He had come to save his own reputation, not the president's. The one-time Trump loyalist - a longtime Republican donor from Oregon who made his fortune in hotels - Sondland told the anxious row of lawmakers that he was testifying "despite directives from the

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