The Democrats sure do think that they have found themselves with the upper hand in this impeachment process, but President Trump just isn’t having it.
Gordon Sondland, a wealthy hotelier and current US Ambassador to the European Union, is sitting before Congress today, testifying in regard to the UkraineGate conspiracy theory. Throughout the day, Sondland has been throwing officials and political appointees under the figurative bus, but possibly for no reason other than to save himself from the figurative guillotine.
His opening statement was certainly representative of a vast and problematic conspiracy that tied President Trump’s actions in Ukraine to a “quid pro quo”, (his words), but the words of the President himself in a phone call to Sondland seem to precisely contradict this statement.
The president read off the testimony transcript from his notes as he left the White House for Texas to visit an Apple computer manufacturing plant.
“It was a very short and abrupt conversation that he had with me,” Trump said.
Trump recalled Sondland repeatedly asked him what he wanted from Ukraine.
“I want nothing, I said it twice,” Trump said, adding again he said he wanted “no quid pro quo.”
Trump scolded reporters at the White House, saying,”If you weren’t fake news, you would cover it properly.”
Then, the President put the entire nonsensical charade to rest for good.
“That means it’s all over,” Trump said to reporters as he left the White House, adding he “turned off the television” after he heard Sondland’s recollection of a call he had with the president about Ukraine.
President Trump then boarded Marine One without taking questions from reporters in what the kids today would call a “mic drop” moment.
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