Read the transcript.
“Out of 100 senators, zero believe you on the argument there is no quid pro quo. Stop making it.”
“I, for one, believe that there’s some gaps, some ambiguities that need to be cleared up.”
“What a joke.”
“Let the public decide.”
“Hopefully it’ll be instructive.”
“I don’t know if I trust anybody right now.”
Full speed ahead.
Modified limited hangout.
“Sondland told Mr. Trump that Zelensky ‘loves your ass.'”
“Ambassador Gordon Sondland was never alone with Vice President Pence on the September 1 trip to Poland.”
Pompeo, Mulvaney under the bus … but maybe not Trump.
“Abuse of power is not necessarily a concept that most Americans run around thinking about.”
“I have never seen a direct link between investigations and security assistance.”
Kind of like … this?
“Is what happened so serious that the president should be removed from office”?
“Was there a connection between Sunderland and Democratic operatives on the Committee?”
Not illegal. Just lame.
“I didn’t know there was a quid pro quo.”
“I think this is a bunch of B.S.”
“In the addendum, Mr. Sondland said he had ‘refreshed my recollection’…”
Quid pro quo?
“But I know they’ve got their aid.”
Shifting the goalposts.
Splitting the difference.
Vindman: Zelensky call transcript omitted Biden references, but …
“He has an affinity for the Ukraine”?
Quid pro quo.
“Incredibly damaging to the president.”
“What do you want from Ukraine?” “Nothing. There is no quid pro quo.”
“Ambassador, you’re making this much more complicated than it has to be.”
“The OIG found that Kortan lacked candor under oath …”
“Sondland” is Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU. He was on that text exchange with acting U.S. ambassador …
Sentencing still set for Thursday.
The Bloomberg way?
American horror story