Turner, Jordan, Ratcliffe and Stefanik Question Ambassador Sondland….

Representatives Michael Turner, Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe and Elise Stefanik question the multitude of contradictions present in the testimony of Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

Michael Turner called Sondland’s testimony “somewhat circular,” and questioned the ambassador’s assertion that “everyone was in the loop.”

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Additionally, Rep. Jim Jordan questioned Gordon Sondland about his testimony there was a “quid pro quo” in which U.S. aid and a White House meeting were contingent on Ukraine agreeing to investigate the 2016 elections and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

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Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, questioned Gordon Sondland.

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Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., questioned Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, on Nov. 20, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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94 Responses to Turner, Jordan, Ratcliffe and Stefanik Question Ambassador Sondland….

  1. talkaftercarefulthought says:

    I was angered by that smirk for most of the day but just realized that we probably witnessed the longest fit of “DUPERS DELIGHT” of my lifetime.. now I’m thoroughly amused by this smirk-jerk. It was a good day, more so if one doesn’t get re-educated by the evening news..

    Liked by 13 people

    • All Too Much says:

      Great call.
      His smug face took on different meaning after seeing these for videos back to back to back.

      Liked by 4 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      Sonland got shredded. Republicans could call no witnesses but looks like this one worked out just fine.

      Liked by 7 people

    • pb4ugo says:

      I have a tremendously hard time believing that this man, Sonderland, is an Ambassador for the United States. He’s a pompous moron. Seriously, I’m going to apply for an Ambassadorship in the next Trump administration. It has been said that a Congress composed of 535 Americans pulled randomly from phone books would be more representative of the people than those chosen by the election process. I think the same could be said of Ambassadors from the U.S. to other countries.

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    • rondonmonson says:

      I think these Deep Staters found a man they could use, Iimage there ideas were put in his head, maybe via people like Halper and others that we haven’t discovered yet. They then got him to repeat is ideas to others and made a BS Whistle Blower via no info at all.

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  2. Ausonius says:

    Michael Turner is from Dayton, home of The Wright Brothers: he looked like an F-117 outmaneuvering a a WWI Flying Coffin!

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  3. Rgt says:

    Boy, 1 million bucks buys a lot of grief these days.

    If you want to swim in the swamp you better figure the snakes are going to bite you.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. vikingmom says:

    Isn’t it “convenient” that the afternoon session, where the Republicans pointed out all of the contradictions in Sondland’s testimony, got started too late for the evening news shows? They will bombard their viewers with pre-selected “money” quotes from the morning session but claim they didn’t have time to properly edit the Republican questions…and then, they will fill the morning news shows with damaging quotes from tonight’s Schitt show, again conveniently skipping over the Republican questions as to Sondland’s ever changing narrative because, by tomorrow, it will be “old news”. So frustratingly predictable and yet the vast majority of the Lo-fo voters have ZERO idea how badly they are being played!!

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    • spren says:

      Don’t despair, Viking Mom. While what you are concerned about is likely accurate, think longer term. When they all keep hearing “Yeah, we got him now…we got him now…we got him now” and then the bottom drops out and they find they were lied to, the end result is likely to boomerang in Trump’s favor. Not only will these willing dupes be crushed, but they will have even less trust in the Fake Media than they have now. They might even begin to think “Trump was right…these people are fakes and frauds.”

      I’ve never ever seen anything like the spectacle going on before our eyes. With the way that crazy Adam Schiff’s eyes are always bugging out of his head, he is likely to go blind before his charade comes to an end.

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      • Jan says:

        Blind, deaf & dumb….He’s already at least 1 of the 3.

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      • johnnyfandango says:

        There is something seriously wrong with Schiffthead. Never looks at the Repubs when they are cross examining. He show a total lack of empathy, he’s not human. He’s looking straight ahead, not turning, emotionless, vacuous. Leaning forward, stiff, like he’s sitting on a but plug. He’s creepy. When he does turn his head, it’s to make his bug eyes and looking down at the receiver, like he’s Bela Lugosi about to take a bite of his prey. Put this meth shooting Ed Buck wantabe on the stand, I can’t wait until he get’s his comeupins.

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        • chickenhawk says:

          I agree. Something about this piece of schiff. Creepy, Bucky, Methy, Lugosi. Freaky weird dude who is gonna meet his maker if he don’t deliver for the Dems. They know about his freaky desires and got tape. Just like the Netherland’s Banker who got swallowed by the Big Banker Elite, who attested to his torture by the sick and twisted money elitists. They set them up, temp them, record them and blackmail in order to get the result that was preplanned.

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      • CAMaven says:

        If the public hasn’t learned by now, they never will. But some have, as evidenced by Trump’s rising poll numbers even in the face of this unprecedented onslaught by media/Dems.

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    • Den says:

      I came across this article late today and it appears that this whole charade is about to be blown wide open. If true and it appears to be credible then no wonder the Dem’s are fighting so hard to cover this up.

      https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/press-conference/625831.html

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  5. JAS says:

    Let’s play their game. A class action lawsuit. “Deplorables vs. Schitt, Pelota and the Demonrat House of Representatives. 😁😁😁

    Liked by 5 people

  6. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Schiff sends summaries of the “hearings” before they finish.

    I suspect he coaches all of the “witnesses”.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. ann says:

    From the peanut gallery

    One. We want political corruption stopped, exposed and punished.

    Two. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with POTUS withholding OUR aid . It sounds to me that POTUS was performing due diligence with Ukraine. If they intend to continue Creep State links & corruption, that is contrary to the will of their people and against our best interests.

    . In fact, sounds like Ukraine ‘s voters are in the same damn boat as Americans! Oust the parasites!

    Three. If Ukraine is withholding evidence re servers, cooking up smear stories, that whole stupid Russia Theme, no abetting them with aid (which Is questionable anyhow) , as it destabilises our foreign policy & compromises Nat sec

    Four. president Trump released aid once he was convinced Ukraine President is serious about tackling corruption. Cause there’s been a lot of funny business w State & Congress giving our money away for no justifiable urgent need.,,,

    Five. Americans have a right to be consulted about foreign policy, and this runaway habit of covertly shovelling money overseas.

    In my opinion.

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  8. cheering4america says:

    Sondland didn’t say anything damaging, at least not in these four clips … but he sure does have a smug look on his face about something.

    Liked by 3 people

    • talkaftercarefulthought says:

      100% dupers delight..!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mr e-man says:

      This morning he said there was “absolutely” a quid pro quo. Trump demanded a statement from Ukraine before releasing aid.

      Schiff took a break and ran to the cameras crowing that Sondland just provided the proof of Trumps crimes. A quid pro quo. The MSM immediately went into full attack mode. That was before any cross examination.

      What happened next is he had to admit he had no evidence of it, it was just his “perception”. What a snake, to take his perception and state it as fact so Dems could create an issue. Then later have to admit he really didn’t know if there was one and in fact, had to admit Trump specifically told him NO quid pro quo or anything.

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      • ann says:

        He quibbled. Like Muller.

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      • beach lover says:

        Ive watched most of the hearings and thought Sondland repeated that the “demand” or quid pro quo from Trump was not for the release of the aid, but for a WH meeting?

        He wanted them to announce they were in fact going to get to the bottom of the corruption in their country before we are giving them any more of our hard earned tax dollars.

        Now what in the world is wrong with that??

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  9. Lawrence says:

    SOOOO – WHERE is the BEEF?

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Madeline Huffnagle says:

    I gotta say I told my husband from the time that POTUS brought Guiliani in on Ukraine that I didn’t like that and that Guiliani was going to cause a problem. Boom, we have it. Thank God for Jordan and the other Republicans.

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      What problem has Guiliani created for the President with regards to Ukraine? What did I miss?

      Liked by 8 people

      • johnnyfandango says:

        None, what he’s exposing are problems for the DemoCrats. Rudy was looking under the rug to see where all the dirt directed towards PDJT was coming from. Clearly the Trump/Russian connection was coming from Ukraine from Russians or sympathetic Ukrainians for Russia. And the bribes were favors in the form of laundered money from several sources to provide ”Russian”dirt to frame the President. Payoffs to American Dem politicians and their families who skimmed off the top and the rest went to the old Ukrainian government. Rudy is over the target, no wonder the Dems want to discredit him because the Dems are guilty of exactly what they accusing Trump of doing. I believe this is called Projection. Based on past history these 3 years, why would Trump and company trust the US Government and our investigative institutions to find the truth when they were working so hard to frame him. This is all very deep and wide. Does Ray and Barr have the balls to pursue this and get to the truth. The American people don’t trust our Government, why should we. It must be very difficult for Trump to be this alone. I even question Pence and some of Trumps other advisors as to what side they are one. Our Government and media is nothing but complete ROT.

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      • Amy2 says:

        Rudy is STILL the only person providing evidence of interference in the 2016 election. Mueller didn’t, Ukraine hasn’t; we await Durham/Barr et al. The only problem Rudy is causing is in the dems’ lives.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Amy2 says:

        Sorry, that was for Madeline Huffnagle next post down…

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  11. Madeline Huffnagle says:

    I gotta say I told my husband from the time that POTUS brought Guiliani in on Ukraine that I didn’t like that and that Guiliani was going to cause a problem. Boom, we have it. Thank God for Jordan and the other Republicans.

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    • frances says:

      The Dems want you to perceive Guiliani as a problem, he isn’t, he is doing a job he is ideally suited for. He is rooting out corruption on a Mafia level scale against Trump in the prior election and in crime related to the Obama admin in Ukraine, Romania and China. He is the Dems problem not yours and not Trumps.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Rudy cleaned up NYC and he prosecuted the mob….enough credentials to go after corruption WHEREVER the President wants him to go. That’s why the Dems are terrified of him.

      Liked by 4 people

    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      Don’t keep falling for the scams, Madeline.

      The only problem Rudy caused is in exposing the Uniparty’s deeply entrenched corruption. The D.C. elites have been enriching themselves by stealing U.S. taxpayers’ money, in the form of foreign aid to Ukraine, and a portion of which is then laundered back to the politicians who approved the expenditure in the first place.

      Rudy pulled the curtains back and exposed the scam…..implicating both democrats and republicans (the Uniparty), so now Rudy is being persecuted in an attempt to damage his credibility.

      The America haters are constantly trying to divide us, Madeline; educate yourself and stop falling for the scams.

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    • Yeah Rudy caused problems. Problems for the corrupt deep state. He cleaned up years of NYC corruption so I am sure that is what Rudy was asked to do with Ukraine.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. frances says:

    I believe we have just watched a dog chasing its tail….did he plan to do this in concert with Trump or is he just a goof looking for 15 minutes of fame. Doubt we will ever know.

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    • Jan says:

      I looked Sondland up tonight. He said he bought inauguration tickets today in testimony. Wikipedia said 4 of his companies contributed huge sums to the Trump campaign it also says Sondland was a “bundler” for Romney’s 2012 campaign. I’m not sure the way he worded his opening 23-page statement says he supports the president. Hence the grin.

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      • frances says:

        So did he do his cellar deposition with Schiff in a manner to be intentionally misleading so that he would be selected to be in the tv version? If so, it insured he could state that his impression was solely his and his alone and that the President did nothing wrong, Could explain his curious facial expression, cat meets canary. He is not stupid, his business success confirms that.

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      • Republicanvet91 says:

        Rush said on his show today that Sondland was with Jeb! first, then ultimately donated a million to PT inauguration, likely to get appointed Ambassador.

        Rush was mentioning it in the vein of who had been recommending names to PT for appointments.

        Reince Priebus and Paul Ryano certainly show what damage RINO’s can do. It’s infuriating every time I think of what they did, and any prior demands for voters to support the GOPe…as if we should be loyal to a party label.

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  13. Cocoon says:

    An EU Ambassador “presuming” actions of the US President detrimental to the POTUS?
    And wants to hurry questioning to return to EU?
    The EU does not support Trump.
    Any connection?

    Liked by 6 people

  14. fangdog says:

    “Lo-fo” voters are Lo-fo for a reason. They have the attention span of a shrew. A Lo-fo pays little attention to politics and little attention to the news beyond something local. This is why the Democrats are so frustrated. No matter how much they lie, cheat and obfuscate in the interest of destroying Trump, Trumps support and popularity rises to new heights.

    What Trump has effectively sold to the Lo-fo voter is “fake-news”. This has come the point even Lo-fo no longer walks a mile to hear a lie when Lo-fo can stand-still and hear the truth.

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  15. Jan says:

    I looked Sondland up tonight. He said he bought inauguration tickets today in testimony. Wikipedia said 4 of his companies contributed huge sums to the Trump campaign it also says Sondland was a “bundler” for Romney’s 2012 campaign. I’m not sure the way he worded his opening 23-page statement says he supports the president. Hence the grin.

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  16. Heika says:

    Gordon Sondland – WEASEL – send the dogs after him. Well done Republicans for nailing his smirking, slimy face to the wall.

    Liked by 6 people

  17. Cruiser 55 says:

    So, while this circus was going on, did anyone see this? From Zero Hedge:

    “The son of Vice-President Joe Biden was receiving payment for his services, with money raised through criminal means and money laundering,” he then said, adding “Biden received money that did not come from the company’s successful operation but rather from money stolen from citizens.”

    According to Interfax-Ukraine, MP Andriy Derkach announced at the same press conference that deputies have received new materials from investigative journalists alleging that the ‘family’ of ex-President Yanukovych funneled $7.4 billion through American investment firm Franklin Templeton Investments, which they claim have connections to the US Democratic party.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukrainian-indictment-reveals-hunter-biden-group-made-165-million-mp

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  18. Jan says:

    Blind, deaf & dumb….He’s already at least 1 of the 3.

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  19. CharterOakie says:

    Theater of the absurd.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. 335blues says:

    To anybody with an ounce of intelligence, Sondland sounds like a liar..
    He repeatedly INSINUATED things he knows are false.
    He is another seditious coup plotter trying to bring down our President,
    and tear America apart.
    He and the rest of the coup plotters should be tried for SEDITION,
    and when convicted, given the maximum penalty allowable by law.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mr e-man says:

      He even changed his prior testimony to make sure he “insinuated” an impeachable offense. Who does that?

      Liked by 1 person

    • MaineCoon says:

      He knew exactly what he was saying, how he was saying it to do the most damage. He had a part to play, a character cast in the drama, even bought his way into the play. He should be forced to resign/be fired and not be replaced.

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  21. Heika says:

    OMG… how much more ‘bizarre’ can we get?! OUT OF CONTROL – what a club!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Heika says:

      Rules Scmools…there are no rules

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    • spren says:

      Boies was also the lawyer back in 2000 who represented Gore in the Florida fiasco pushing the recount to change that election.

      Liked by 2 people

  22. Heika says:

    Feel free to expand upon this – take your lead from FART MAN.
    “If a man walks into a bar, and he picks up a glass, and then drinks the drink, does this mean that the cockroach in Hillary Clintons pantry is a vegetarian? ”

    Of course this is relevant to this feed…because Sondland – that a man with a wet umbrella and glitter on his nose means we can safely assume that beneath the earth lava flows backwards…and there is also a high chance that farts grow out of cameras.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ausonius says:

      Except…there was no one with a wet umbrella, wearing rain boots and rain coat…because the sun was shining, and no rain ever happened!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mr e-man says:

      Do you have to see outside? Uh yeah I do. A wet umbrella doesn’t prove it’s raining. It could be a trick. Smart people look outside to verify, they don’t just take the rain mans word for it like President Fartwell would, especially if it involved the removal of a duly elected President..

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    • ann says:

      That man is a lying lunatic. His presence on intell committee is damning proof we have no no operational security in handling intelligence.

      After nondetection & nonpunishment of participants in 6+ year export via Awan Paki in-house House IT handler, and DoJBureau’s official stamp of approval for Clinton gang, I did not think a lower bar was possible.

      Resist’s 3 year rampage enabled by attorneys quasi legal manuevers is exclusionary, specialist domination nullifies the overriding rights of citizens.

      AG Barr articulates this far better.
      I do not accept the legitimacy of Congress,

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  23. Perot Conservative says:

    What the w sides are saying are so different.

    Undercover Huber@JohnWHuber – Nov 19
    “One of Ukraine’s biggest oligarchs had his gas company appoint Vice President Biden’s son to the board while the Vice President was the “Ukraine Tsar” for the entire US government & Ukrainian “expert” Vindman claims he had no clue this had happened until he read about it recently”

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    • Mr e-man says:

      Sondland said he knew nothing as well. He also said he had a bad memory and didn’t take notes. Sondland seemed to not know a lot of things until it came to his perception of Trump committing a crime, then it was “absolutely” crystal clear.

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  24. 335blues says:

    When I was a child, I sometimes would smirk at an adult who caught me in a lie.
    I was a child, I sometimes did childish things.
    When I did, I usually got the smirk slapped off my face.
    And I am the better for it.
    Sondland has that smirk.

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  25. DebbieSemms says:

    I think Sondland wanted to take down President Trump, That was clear to me from the transcript earlier where Sondland was basically trying to fabricate evidence but was corrected by Volcker.

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    • frances says:

      On the other hand; You don’t give a million plus to someone and have your four or so companies contribute as well to someone you want to take out at some point in time; especially if he made you an Ambassador. What you might do is set a clown (Schiff) up who was trying to harm your friend by making confusing statements you knew would get you on TV in front of a vast audience, knowing your statements would be clarified on cross examination.

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  26. Wow, Sondland is really sleazy. Part of the resistance for sure. He didn’t bother to include the most exonerating meeting in his opening statement? Get real…the guy is a slime.

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  27. SJM says:

     Ukraine Scandal Timeline Demorats & Their MSM Allies Don’t Want USA to See

    John Solomon…November 20,2019

    For weeks now, Democratic members of Congress, career State Department and National Security Council experts and their allies in the media suggest questions about Joe Biden and a Ukrainian gas company and Ukraine meddling in the 2016 election were nothing more than debunked conspiracy theories.

    In reality, the facts on both these issues are clearly substantiated. And as I pointed out last week, many of the witnesses that House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff called during the impeachment proceedings confirmed concerns about both.

    Here is a detailed timeline of key events in the Ukraine scandal, complete with the corroborating evidence. You make your own judgement as to what happened.

    https://johnsolomonreports.com/the-ukraine-scandal-timeline-democrats-and-their-media-allies-dont-want-america-to-see/

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  28. CNN_sucks says:

    Sondland is a coward. He cowered when Soros mob for rent showed up. He deliberately lie on his statement. He just swallowed his own balls.

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  29. Daniel Fruth says:

    Now that we know what the swamp is really like, I’d say President Trump has been up to his a** in alligators for the last 3 years, and still got a heck of a lot done for the American citizen…..TRUMP 2020

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  30. ALLAN CRAIN says:

    Every diplomat plus Cooper seem to be serving the best interests of Ukraine, EU instead of the USA. Everyone needs to be replaced with a pro-American diplomat if they can find some.

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  31. Raised on Reagan says:

    For me, this slap down of Sodland was the highlight of today’s hearing:

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  32. inrecordtimes says:

    I absolutely treasure Stefanik’s handling of every witness! She is gifted and professional! What an asset to the team!

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  33. Robert W says:

    Due to such massive obstruction by the obama administration, deep state operatives, and dems I think it would be a great argument for an actual third term for President Trump. I think the American people would be for a third term so Trump could actually have an entire term to work as President without such obstruction and tyranny against him and US the People.

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