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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:13 PM

 

AP source: 2nd U.S. official heard Trump call with Sondland

Source: PBS

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a key cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing the need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned.

The July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland was first described during testimony Wednesday by William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Taylor said one of his staffers overhead the call while Sondland was in a restaurant the day after Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.

The second diplomatic staffer also at the table was Suriya Jayanti, a foreign service officer based in Kyiv. A person briefed on what Jayanti overheard spoke to AP on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter under investiga

Read more: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/ap-source-2nd-u-s-official-heard-trump-call-with-sondland



Geez. Was this on speaker phone?

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Reply AP source: 2nd U.S. official heard Trump call with Sondland (Original post)
crazytown Nov 14 OP
DURHAM D Nov 14 #1
LastDemocratInSC Nov 14 #2
jcgoldie Nov 14 #3
lastlib Nov 14 #12
Lonestarblue Nov 14 #15
lagomorph777 Nov 14 #17
PatSeg Nov 14 #4
lagomorph777 Nov 14 #18
PatSeg Nov 14 #21
OKNancy Nov 14 #5
2naSalit Nov 14 #6
lagomorph777 Nov 14 #19
bigbrother05 Nov 14 #7
renate Nov 14 #8
No Vested Interest Nov 14 #9
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 14 #16
maxsolomon Nov 14 #10
grantcart Nov 14 #11
djacq Nov 14 #13
AKing Nov 14 #14
intrepidity Nov 14 #20

Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:15 PM

1. Sondland knows as much about the rule of law as

a pig knows about Sunday.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:21 PM

2. Add the stupidity of using a conventional cellphone in that environment.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:28 PM

3. The really shockingly stupid thing is not Sondland using a cell phone...

... but Trump doing so. Although I guess I shouldn't call it shocking when its utterly unsurprising.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:48 PM

12. Not stupid--Vladimir's order, methinks.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:41 PM

15. Yes, no need to worry about Russia overhearing.

Trump tells Vlad everything he wants to know anyway, so Russia has no need to bother eavesdropping on his conversations, though I’m sure they do anyway since they’re totally unprotected. Any foreign government could probably listen.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:49 PM

17. As proven by multiple eavesdroppers who we already know about!

And who knows how many Russians may have also been hanging around.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:29 PM

4. Yes, I wondering if it WAS on speaker phone

This gang of fools is dumb enough to do something like that.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:51 PM

18. Given the number of people who heard Trump's voice from the phone,

probably speaker phone cranked up loud, because of the restaurant environment. Holy shit. What an idiot.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 04:19 PM

21. Seriously

So many idiots. Its amazing they haven't self-destructed sooner.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. Yup. I bet he was all bragging about being on the phone with the POTUS

He probably did put it on speaker. Of course on his cell phone LOTS and lots of people heard it..like Russians

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:45 PM

6. +1

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:52 PM

19. +2

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:11 PM

7. And any other Intel org operating in the Ukraine

With the EU interest in the area, lots of curious ears.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:28 PM

8. Trump must talk REALLY LOUD

Not only could people overhear him on a phone held to someone else's ear (assuming even Sondland wasn't dumb enough to put it on speaker), they could overhear him on a phone held to someone else's ear in a restaurant.

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Response to renate (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:17 PM

9. 45 must have thought he was speaking above the roar of a helicopter engine...

I'm so sick of this casual offhand way of conducting state business and news conferences...

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Response to renate (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:49 PM

16. He's just following ADA guidelines

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:23 PM

10. LOL, Sondland is going to be thrown under a fleet of buses by President Sociopath.

At this point, his best bet is to sign on with the "not going to show up" crowd.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:39 PM

11. Not on speaker they ran it through the restaurant public address to make

sure that the Ambassador's driver could hear it too

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:11 PM

13. 1 official was bad... But a 2nd.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:24 PM

14. A true House of Cards...As more people testify,more people are going to come forward....

Witnesses are no longer going to feel like their out on a limb by themselves.

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Response to AKing (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:56 PM

20. That is a worthy goal

To make "whistleblowing" as easy as GOP lawbreaking.

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