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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:30 AM

Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed on Ukraine Pressure Campaign

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — Gordon D. Sondland, the diplomat at the center of the House impeachment inquiry, kept Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apprised of key developments in the campaign to pressure Ukraine’s leader into public commitments that would satisfy President Trump, two people briefed on the matter said.

Mr. Sondland informed Mr. Pompeo in mid-August about a draft statement that Mr. Sondland and another American diplomat had worked on with the Ukrainians that they hoped would persuade Mr. Trump to grant Ukraine’s new president the Oval Office meeting he was seeking, the people said.

Later that month, Mr. Sondland discussed with Mr. Pompeo the possibility of pushing the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to pledge during a planned meeting with Mr. Trump in Warsaw that he would take the steps being sought by Mr. Trump as a way to break the logjam in relations between the two countries, the people said.

Mr. Pompeo expressed his approval of the plan, they said, but Mr. Trump later canceled his trip to Poland.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/us/politics/sondland-pompeo-ukraine.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage



Pompeo's goose is now cooked.

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steve2470 Nov 20 OP
Iliyah Nov 20 #1
bitterross Nov 20 #8
deminks Nov 20 #2
Captain Zero Nov 20 #3
mazzarro Nov 20 #7
duforsure Nov 20 #4
Scarsdale Nov 20 #5
Ford_Prefect Nov 20 #6

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:50 AM

1. Pompeo like his fellow Republicans feel that they did nothing wrong . . .

That they are above the law. That laws and regulations do not pertain to them but for others who do not think like them. Republican ideology and beliefs coupled with their religion supersede and are superior than any one else who does not think, act and believe like them.

In other words - Superiority preferably "white".

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:53 AM

8. You are unfortuately all too correct

They believe they serve some higher purpose that supersedes the Constitution. Pompeo and Barr are religious nuts who think they serve a magical sky-daddy who is going to rapture them away from us heathens soon. It's amazing to me that such otherwise intelligent people believe in those fairy tales.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:04 AM

2. Don't think you can quit and come here to Kansas to hide, Pompous Ass.

You are not entitled to a Senate seat, either.

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Response to deminks (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:21 AM

3. uh-oh, Pimpeo is going under the impeachment bus

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Response to deminks (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:49 AM

7. I like the the nickname

Can I borrow it for a long while? I will be using it like heck.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:46 AM

4. Sondland will either lie and obstruct then head to prison

Or tell the complete truth about it all. If he thinks he can just lie then trump will protect him he'll soon realize he was very wrong, because trump will try to make him the scapegoat, then get Barr to falsely criminalize him, but it'll all going to collapse on trump very soon as a lot more gets exposed, especially all the money laundering, all the tax fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, and all the money he has hidden, all exposed, and he's really in debt beyond anything anyone ever dreamed of. Trump's on borrowed time now and Sondland will be going to prison if he lies any this time. Only a fool lies for trump , and will regret it. Even the Russian mafia will turn on trump soon.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:07 AM

5. tRump was the best the gop could do?

Sad. Really sad that there are no intelligent people in the gop. They are proving themselves idiots with the impeachment hearings. tRump commented about someone, I forget who, that the person "was not capable of carrying Pompeo's jockstrap" I wondered at that time when tRump had SEEN that item? This is the weirdest administration EVER in the history of this country. How did all these losers assemble at one time, I wonder?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:35 AM

6. In their own way they are following the money...They are the political party for sale.

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I think that aspect clouds their judgment. They are driven by greed just as their patrons are.

It narrows their perspective and reduces most decisions to those which either enrich their paymasters and themselves or which damages their political opposition.

That this particular group is so apparently inept is rooted in the goals of those who control it and who enabled Trump et al to gain the White House. It is they who shaped the GOP and this administration by carefully culling any thinkers from the party at all levels in favor of the narrow-minded sycophants so visibly and enthusiastically flinging poo during the investigation.

Vlad and his Mafia associates, along with Mercer, the Prince, Kochs inc., Netanyahu and ever so many foreign and domestic billionaires with an interest in steering U.S. policy in favorable directions: these are the reason GOP politicians are so very bad at what they do.

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