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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:08 PM

Sondland is spending $1 million of taxpayer money on home renovations --

including $95,000 for an outdoor 'living pod'

Grace Panetta
Oct 17, 2019, 12:37 PM

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Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union and a key witness in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, spent over $1 million in taxpayer funds on personal home renovations to his residences in both Washington, DC, and Brussels, government contracting records show.

The pricey renovations, first reported by the Washington Post, include:

$400,000 for renovations to the kitchen and $53,000 for renovations to the bathroom in his home in Brussels.
$95,000 for the installation of an "outdoor living pod/pergola" at his home in DC.
$13,000 for a "split heat system Jacuzzi/swimming pool" in Brussels.
$33,000 for Italian handmade furniture, described to be "driven by Sondland's lavish tastes rather than practical needs."
$100,000 for Sondland and his family to temporarily relocate to another residence while renovations took place.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/gordon-sondland-spent-1-million-in-taxpayer-funds-home-renovations-2019-10



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Reply Sondland is spending $1 million of taxpayer money on home renovations -- (Original post)
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Historic NY Nov 2 #3
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calguy Nov 2 #5
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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 06:19 PM

1. Talk about "entitlements" n/t

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:00 PM

3. Apparently he wants a comfy jail cell.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:18 PM

5. Well, he DID donate a million dollars to trump's inaugural committee

So in his mind only right he should get that money back from the taxpayers. That's how rich donors think.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:33 PM

6. I say we put a lien on the place. We want our money back.

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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:24 PM

7. Grifters gonna grift

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:29 PM

8. Here's the $64,000 question.

Somebody at the State Department had to approve this expenditure. Who ? And HOW did they justify such an extravagant expense paid for by the taxpayers' ??

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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:33 PM

9. WTF they have no shame. Greedy Bastards.nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:38 PM

10. How do you spend $400,000. on a kitchen?

And $53,000 on a bathroom?
Not to mention all those other expenses.
You really got to work at it to be that vain.
We need to get that money back, or at least seize the property and sell it at auction to recoup the expenditure.


Patrick Phillips

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Response to patphil (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:40 PM

11. That's what I was wondering!

For $400,000 you could have purchased a small restaurant, a chef, and a wait staff.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:46 PM

12. A crime scene.

Tape is up!

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