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Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:15 PM

Trump Fires Gordon Sondland, Ambassador Who Testified in Probe

Source: Bloomberg

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who testified in the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, said he has been fired.

Sondland insinuated himself into Ukraine policy, although that country is not part of the EU, and played a key role in conveying the demands to Ukraine for political investigations in exchange for military aid.

Sondland offered some of the most damning testimony of the impeachment saga. He confirmed there had been a “quid pro quo” regarding Trump demands that Ukraine investigate his political enemies and that top aides, including Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, knew exactly what was going on.

His dismissal came on the same day that Alexander Vindman, who also gave testimony in the impeachment inquiry, was escorted out of the White House. Vindman worked on the National Security Council, as did his twin brother, Yevgeny, a senior lawyer and ethics official, who also was escorted out on Friday, without explanation, according to Alexander Vindman’s lawyer.



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Reply Trump Fires Gordon Sondland, Ambassador Who Testified in Probe (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Feb 7 OP
Dennis Donovan Feb 7 #1
Frustratedlady Feb 7 #2
burrowowl Feb 7 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 7 #3
Rebl2 Feb 7 #4
DeminPennswoods Feb 7 #5
sakabatou Feb 7 #7
ancianita Feb 7 #10
dware Feb 7 #11
LudwigPastorius Feb 7 #8
not fooled Feb 8 #12
Wuddles440 Feb 8 #16
Bayard Feb 7 #9
safeinOhio Feb 8 #13
BigmanPigman Feb 8 #14
Lulu KC Feb 8 #15

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:17 PM

1. The Night of the Long Knives...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:19 PM

2. Did he give Sondland back the donation of $1M?

What an asshole. His need to vindicate is unreal.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:29 PM

6. Probably not 15 Flusher has already spent it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 08:39 PM

3. Dotard doesn't realize this shit is going to backfire on him

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 09:01 PM

4. Are we surprised?

Why he didn’t quit before now I’ll never understand. Same with Vindman.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 09:28 PM

5. That was 1M ill spent

nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 11:02 PM

7. And here I thought it was illegal to terminate someone by retaliation

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 11:40 PM

10. Those days are over. Believe that.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 11:46 PM

11. An Ambassador serves at the pleasure of a President.

It's asinine, it's vindictive, but it's not criminal.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 11:22 PM

8. It's scorched earth time for those Trump deems enemies.


Now it's on to the FBI, intelligence community in general, NATO, and anyone or any institution standing in the way of his handing the empty, burning husk of this country over to Vladimir Putin.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 12:16 AM

12. If red don gets back in for another term

I expect widespread scrutiny of the political affiliation of each and every government worker, via e.g. the 666kook666 I360 database, info supplied by fuckerberg, etc. To be followed by purging of civil servants who are registered Dem, have posted anti-trump messages on any form of social media, etc. etc. etc.

He will destroy the nonpartisan civil service and replace it with an army of red don bots.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 11:40 AM

16. That's an absolute certainty!

And it will not just be limited to civil servants at the federal level. I can see him "strongly" encouraging such loyalty/fealty from those serving in state and local governmental units along and with employers in the private sector.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 11:30 PM

9. Both Vindmans escorted out

Just HAD to make a public spectacle. Both of these gentlemen have more patriotism and honest in their pinkie fingernails than trump would ever have. I am totally pissed and disgusted.

I'm wondering when he's going to try having Dem leaders arrested.....Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, definitely Biden. Its what Putin would do.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 01:11 AM

13. Some day it will be a

Badge of Honor.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 02:49 AM

14. It certainly should be.

They are patriots and have self respect and dignity. The fucking moron doesn't even know what any of those characteristics are.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 10:46 AM

15. It's an honor

to be fired by him.

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