November 19, 2019

IT'S A RICO CASE:

DONALD TRUMP APPOINTED GORDON SONDLAND BECAUSE HE GAVE $1M TO HIS INAUGURATION PARTY, EX-AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA SAYS (DAVID BRENNAN, 11/19/19, Newsweek)

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, has emerged as one of the most prominent players in the impeachment inquiry threatening to take down his boss and benefactor, President Donald Trump.

Sondland is one of the so-called "Three Amigos"--along with Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker--accused of running the White House's parallel Ukraine strategy designed to bolster Trump's personal political fortunes, rather than build bilateral relations with Kiev.

The ambassador is central to the question of whether Trump sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine, exchanging frozen military aid for an investigation into likely 2020 rival Joe Biden.

But according to former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, Sondland's appointment to the Trump administration is a perfect example of exchanging "private resources for a public office."

Posted by at November 19, 2019 12:00 AM

  

« FOOL THEM 11,000 TIMES, THAT'S ON THEM: | Main | IF ONLY THEY WERE PRETENDING: »