WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yet from the very beginning, the issue of whether or not quid pro quo is employed in foreign policy by the U.S. president was moot. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday morning that personal attorney and former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani made a proposition on behalf of the president requesting a public statement from Ukraine announcing a transparent investigation into 2016 shenanigans involving Democrats and the U.S. elections, in exchange for an official visit to the White House. That’s distinctly different than the “dirt on Biden for military aid” narrative that Democrats have been trying to spin so feverishly.
But moving the goal posts matters very little to Democrats who’ve, from the outset, decided they would leverage anything at all to stop Donald Trump. In this case it means trying to impeach the President of the United States for dictating his own foreign policy against the embedded interests of the State Department and career diplomats that are of the mistaken belief that their opinions in policy supplant the authority of the commander in chief.
You can watch as the testimony continues live below. Pay special attention to Republican questioning for a dose of reality on all the things Democrats don’t want you to hear.