Nov 20, 2019

Ken Starr on Sondland testimony: "This has been one of those bombshell days"

Ken Starr, who authored the report that led to President Clinton's impeachment, said Wednesday on Fox News that Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony "doesn't look good for the president, substantively."

The big picture: The former independent counsel and federal judge added that "it was one of those bombshell days" because it all but confirmed that "there will be articles of impeachment" drawn up against President Trump.

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Sondland says he likely told Trump that Zelensky "loves your ass"

EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland said during his impeachment testimony on Wednesday that it was likely that he told President Trump during a July 26 phone call that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "loves your ass."

The big picture: The details of the call, which Sondland testified included a discussion of Biden-linked investigations, first came to light during State Department official David Holmes' closed-door testimony. Sondland said that his statement was "putting it in Trump-speak" because the president uses "a lot of four-letter words." He added that it "meant that [Zelensky] would really work with us on a whole host of issues."

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Trump's shifting story on his relationship with Gordon Sondland

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President Trump told reporters outside the White House on Wednesday that he "doesn't know" EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland "very well."

Why it matters: It's the latest walk-back from the president about his relationship with Sondland, who donated $1 million to Trump's inaugural committee.

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Highlights from Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony

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European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday in one of the week's most-anticipated impeachment hearings.

Driving the news: In his opening statement, Sondland said that he worked with Rudy Giuliani "at the express direction" of President Trump on matters involving Ukraine.

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