The moment of truth has arrived for the House Democrats’ impeachment project … so to speak. Gordon Sondland will testify today in public after telling the House Intelligence Committee that Donald Trump never ordered a quid pro quo for US military aid. If he sticks to that story, Adam Schiff et al will have hit a dead end, left without a connection to Trump — but with a considerable amount of egg on their faces.
The Washington Post sees the shoe mainly on the other foot for Sondland’s testimony, which begins at 9 am:
The evidence gathered to date points to Sondland as the witness who, more than any other, could tie President Trump directly to the effort to persuade Ukraine to launch investigations that might benefit him politically.
On Wednesday, with cameras rolling, the millionaire Republican donor-turned-ambassador could solidify the case against Trump, though doing so would require that he revise his previous testimony or acknowledge significant omissions. Or he could stand by his statements and face withering questioning from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee over inconsistencies between his testimony and that of a growing number of witnesses.