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    AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland


    Gordon Sondland

    11/14/19
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a 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 Kyiv restaurant the day after Trump’s July 25 phone 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 sensitive matter currently under investigation. The staffer Taylor testified about is David Holmes, the political counselor at the embassy in Kyiv. The accounts of the two embassy staffers could tie Trump closer to alleged efforts to hold up military aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigations into political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings.
    Now at least two people heard Donald Trump speaking with Gordon Sondland on the phone in a Kyiv restaurant and giving Sondland instructions.

    Sondland's public testimony on Nov. 20 should be very interesting. He never mentioned the Kyiv restaurant call in his closed testimony. Perhaps perjury.

    We might begin to see Trump offering pardons to certain individuals to keep them quiet.


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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland


    Gordon Sondland



    Now at least two people heard Donald Trump speaking with Gordon Sondland on the phone in a Kyiv restaurant and giving Sondland instructions.

    Sondland's public testimony on Nov. 20 should be very interesting. He never mentioned the Kyiv restaurant call in his closed testimony. Perhaps perjury.

    We might begin to see Trump offering pardons to certain individuals to keep them quiet.
    Sondland seems to be out of his league. Large ego and little restraint. Reporting says the ambassador initiated the call; I’m of the opinion that Sondlund wanted people in the area to know he was on the phone with POTUS.

    Sondlund wasted no time spending taxpayer funds on extensive renovations to the ambassador’s residence outside of Brussels...

    Trump’s Embattled E.U. Envoy Oversees Lavish Renovations to Brussels Residence | Vanity Fair
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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    I can't wait to see what the Defenders Of The Faith™ have to say about this.

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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland


    Gordon Sondland



    Now at least two people heard Donald Trump speaking with Gordon Sondland on the phone in a Kyiv restaurant and giving Sondland instructions.

    Sondland's public testimony on Nov. 20 should be very interesting. He never mentioned the Kyiv restaurant call in his closed testimony. Perhaps perjury.

    We might begin to see Trump offering pardons to certain individuals to keep them quiet.
    Mark my words, after 3 Nov 2020 pardons will fly out the door
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    “The whole episode is sadly unsurprising,” said a senior U.S. official familiar with U.S. policy on Ukraine. “It’s the epitome of impulsive, self-serving decision-making at the top that has undermined American power.”

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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland


    Gordon Sondland



    Now at least two people heard Donald Trump speaking with Gordon Sondland on the phone in a Kyiv restaurant and giving Sondland instructions.

    Sondland's public testimony on Nov. 20 should be very interesting. He never mentioned the Kyiv restaurant call in his closed testimony. Perhaps perjury.

    We might begin to see Trump offering pardons to certain individuals to keep them quiet.
    This reporting is totally significant. If we can get 5 or 6 more witnesses that heard Trump talking about investigations in the Ukraine we will finally be able to verify that the information in the phone call transcript which shows that Trump asked Zelensky about 2016 and Biden investigations actually happened. Granted, the transcript already said that and Trump has been totally forthcoming that he asked about it but if we only had 10-12 more witnesses that say he talked about it then we can be really, really sure that he talked about it...even though we will be no closer whatsoever to proving the Democrat's allegations regarding WHY he talked about it.

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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Mark my words, after 3 Nov 2020 pardons will fly out the door
    He can pardon them, but only Pence can pardon him










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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Would this fall under, "smoking gun," or "damning evidence?" OR is this a "bombshell?"

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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    This reporting is totally significant. If we can get 5 or 6 more witnesses that heard Trump talking about investigations in the Ukraine we will finally be able to verify that the information in the phone call transcript which shows that Trump asked Zelensky about 2016 and Biden investigations actually happened. Granted, the transcript already said that and Trump has been totally forthcoming that he asked about it but if we only had 10-12 more witnesses that say he talked about it then we can be really, really sure that he talked about it...even though we will be no closer whatsoever to proving the Democrat's allegations regarding WHY he talked about it.
    This is why we can’t have nice things..........
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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland


    Gordon Sondland



    Now at least two people heard Donald Trump speaking with Gordon Sondland on the phone in a Kyiv restaurant and giving Sondland instructions.

    Sondland's public testimony on Nov. 20 should be very interesting. He never mentioned the Kyiv restaurant call in his closed testimony. Perhaps perjury.

    We might begin to see Trump offering pardons to certain individuals to keep them quiet.
    Wasn't the call after Sondland had already talked to the Ukrainians? Other than that, this is yet another "so f**king what?" topic. Has anyone EVER said that Trump wasn't interested in investigating Ukraine corruption and its possible roll in the 2016 election? Not mention Hunter's cushy job with Burisma?

    Sondland needs to be evaluated for dementia = he seems to forget a lot then suddenly have a blinding flash of "oh, yeah, just one more thing . . ."
    The more a nation drifts from the TRUTH

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    Re: AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Wasn't the call after Sondland had already talked to the Ukrainians? Other than that, this is yet another "so f**king what?" topic. Has anyone EVER said that Trump wasn't interested in investigating Ukraine corruption and its possible roll in the 2016 election? Not mention Hunter's cushy job with Burisma?

    Sondland needs to be evaluated for dementia = he seems to forget a lot then suddenly have a blinding flash of "oh, yeah, just one more thing . . ."

    Good one........
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