Trump’s ambassador to the European Union is testifying about what he knew about the president’s alleged attempt to shake down Ukraine for Biden dirt and when he knew it. Over the past few weeks, Ambassador Gordon Sondland seemed like he was toeing the Trump administration’s line, calling the president “crystal clear” about Trump giving Ukraine “no quid pro quos of any kind” and obeying the White House’s instruction
Now, Sondland has disregarded the Trump administration’s instructions to stiff-arm Congress and his open statement hints at some cracks in the otherwise united front among Trump’s Ukraine point men. So who is Gordon Sondland and how did an otherwise middle-of-the-road Republican take a plush job in Europe and turn it into a starring role as hatchet man for a scheme that threatens to unravel the Trump presidency?
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