As the impeachment process continues to evolve, heading to the House Judiciary Committee early next week, we are destined to learn ever more about the characters who have found themselves in the thick of the scandal.
Much of this newfound knowledge will come from the investigation itself, with the Democrats turning over every possible stone, (even those with no reason to be turned), in order to build some sort of disparaging diatribe against President Donald J. Trump.
But it appears as though we will also be educated on the morality of some of these characters from sources outside of the legislative purview.
Gordon Sondland, the US envoy to the European Union, denied the allegations, with his lawyer alleging that the accusers were trying to taint his credibility in the inquiry.
The Portland Monthly published named accounts by three women who said that Sondland, a wealthy hotel owner from Seattle, retaliated against them professionally after they rejected him sexually.
The accusations are incredibly damning.
One of the women, Jana Solis, said she met Sondland in 2008 when she was seeking work in her position as a safety expert for hotels.
She said Sondland met her for lunch and offered her a job as “my new hotel chick” before slapping her rear.
She said Sondland later invited her to his Portland home to evaluate his personal art collection — which included a picture of himself with then president George W. Bush — and that he exposed himself in the pool house.
She said Sondland at a later meeting also forcibly kissed her.
Sondland has “categorically” denied all of these allegations, and has insinuated that they are likely part of a “political” operation.
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