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Politics Gordon Sondland won’t quit over sexual misconduct claims

01:30  29 november  2019
01:30  29 november  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

With Sondland confirming quid pro quo, only Giuliani and Mulvaney can exonerate Trump now

  With Sondland confirming quid pro quo, only Giuliani and Mulvaney can exonerate Trump now Every other witness prior to Ambassador Gordon Sondland, however credible they may be, were second- or third-hand witnesses to the central question of the impeachment question. Of the witnesses allowed to testify in the inquiry, only Sondland could answer two crucial questions. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.1. Did President Trump order the withholding of congressionally approved aid to Ukraine and a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky in exchange for their public commitment to investigate the Bidens and Burisma Holdings? 2.

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Three women say Sondland, a key witness in Trump impeachment inquiry, retaliated when advances rejected.

Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador at the center of the impeachment drama, insists he will not resign over past sexual misconduct claims by three women, according to a report.

Gordon Sondland sitting in a chair© Drew Angerer

The envoy to the European Union said Wedmesday through an associate that he has no plans to step down over the allegations, which he denies.

“No intention of resigning,” Sondland’s associate told Politico.

Three women aired claims this week to ProPublica of what they called Sondland’s inappropriate activity between 2003 and 2011 during his time as a hotel mogul in Portland, Ore., before President Trump appointed him to the plum ambassador post.

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

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

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One woman, a magazine publisher, said the conduct included improper touching and propositions. Sondland allegedly dropped plans to invest in her magazine after she turned down his advances.

Sondland’s lawyer has forcefully rejected the allegations, none of which were reported to authorities.

Sondland has already stirred controversy with his role in Trump’s Ukraine scandal.

He was a point man along with Rudy Giuliani in the president’s scheme to use suspended defense aid as leverage to pressure Ukraine to open partisan political investigations into Democrats.

Sondland broke with Trump by telling public impeachment hearings that he acted on the president’s orders.

Credible Sondland is no Never Trumper. Hearings now need Bolton, Pompeo, Mulvaney. .
'We followed the president's orders,' Trump donor-turned-ambassador tells House impeachment investigators. Now call Bolton, Pompeo, Mulvaney: Our viewGordon Sondland is no Never Trumper.

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