Caught On Tape: Trump’s Ukraine Envoy Gordon Sondland Touting ‘Quid Pro Quo’ | MSNBC

Caught On Tape: Trump's Ukraine Envoy Gordon Sondland Touting 'Quid Pro Quo' | MSNBC 1


In an exclusive original report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber unearths rare video on the key witness at the center of Trump’s Ukraine bribery plot, Amb. Gordon Sondland — who will be in the global spotlight testifying this week. In this special report, Melber tracks Sondland’s path from GOP donor to key impeachment witness, from a hotel magnate to his role in Trump’s Ukraine call, and how legal heat from democrats forced him to revise his bribery testimony. Aired on 11/18/19.
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Caught On Tape: Trump's Ukraine Envoy Gordon Sondland Touting 'Quid Pro Quo' | MSNBC

61 Comments on "Caught On Tape: Trump’s Ukraine Envoy Gordon Sondland Touting ‘Quid Pro Quo’ | MSNBC"

  1. So Sondland had absolutely zero experience in foreign affairs or diplomatic tradecraft, but he had a million dollars, and a burning desire to get close to Trump, and feel important. He should have donated that 1 million to homeless shelters during the holidays. Instead he used it to buy his way into serious legal jeopardy, which will end up costing him even more money.

    • @David J
      ” But it would be even more hilarious ifif Trump goes bankrupt again after all of this.”
      Well the way I see this and based on credible info (see below), most of what he says he owns, he doesn’t own. The TRUMP brand is the only thing that falsely indicates that he owns everything. Even Mar a Lago was entirely built with Russian laundered dirty money as are most if not all everything else with the name Trump on it. So basically, as of now and considering the fact that his income tax reports seem to indicate that they are fixed, he is more than likely under serious scrutiny by the FISC on one side and by the IRS on the other and the day will come where the Russian Oligarchs will not be very happy when everything will be seized. Something is gonna happen! I for one wouldn’t want to to be named Trump. The KGB also have “a long arm”.
      Credible Info:

    • @Stasia Spade By Trump’s supporters, I heard.

    • David J : It would be even more helpful to donate that kind of money to homeless shelters when it’s not the holiday season; shelters tend to be most hard up for funding in the middle of the summer, when they aren’t getting Thanksgiving or Christmas charity.

    • And it only costs $1,000,000 for his fantasies to come true…lol

  2. Lonewolf Fisherman | November 18, 2019 at 10:48 PM | Reply

    I absolutely love when they do trump side by sides showing what he said and then how he doesn’t know anything about it. Still! His supporters cry ” fake news”. I’d be laughable of it weren’t so sad.

    • If you love that I can’t imagine how you feel when Trumpsters say they like Trump because he’s honest

    • Lonewolf Fisherman | November 21, 2019 at 10:46 AM | Reply

      @irishjim22 Right! I can’t understand that either. You can quote his lies, and it’s still “fake news” It is like his followers have given up on their better senses.

  3. Trump: “Sondland? Don’t know him, never met him.”

    • Odessia Joyner | November 21, 2019 at 7:16 AM | Reply

      s smswaff Not odd at all. How many Walmart or Wall Street employees ever met the owners or board members making all the policies under which the employees work, stress and struggle. One can presume day-to-day instructions, wages, benefits, vacation policies, etc are coming from the top. Every disgruntled customer wants to see the manager … the general manager … and next wants to call corporate.

    • @Odessia Joyner You use the word ‘presume’….You small mind can’t even fathom the definition of terms you use. The only valid legal presumption is innocence…You monumental dummy…

    • @Roudter. Make me happy? I’m actually sad for democracy, I’m sad that America and Americans let the Kremlin do their thing to your government. Ronald Ragon must be turning in his grave, knowing how hard he fight to get the USSR to break up, and Donald Trump is fighting to help Putin put it back together! 😟 😔 😢

  4. Reporter: “President Trump. What’s your role within the administration?”

    Trump: “I don’t remember”

  5. Never ceases to amaze me how far being a good talker can get you. People overlook quiet competence for the brash or fast talkers…

  6. If Sondland has half a brain, he’ll come clean. But being a Trumper, common sense may not be his strongest trait.

    • Kelly ann kanye | November 21, 2019 at 9:12 AM | Reply

      @Angie Angellina trump has been fact checked since he has been in office…99.9% of the time, he was lieing without even blinking his eyes..and YOU want ME to believe something that he says.
      It wont happen..

    • Kelly ann kanye | November 21, 2019 at 9:19 AM | Reply

      @Kevin NYC that exonerates trump as much as when Barr Lied when he said, the Mueller report exonerated trump..but it did’nt.
      If trump was as innocent as You People want him to be, his people would’nt have to cover up so much for him..trumps guilty..on so many things , and that’s my opinion.

    • @Kelly ann kanye It’s the other way around. Sondland wanted to “straddle the fence” with his opening statement so that the Demoncrats would stop threatening his family (disgusting Demoncrats). At the end of the hearing, he finally had to admit that he (Sondland) was presuming or assuming there was a QPQ, but that NO ONE asked him directly. YOU FOOLS!

    • Kelly ann kanye | November 21, 2019 at 4:25 PM | Reply

      @JACK KNOPF You trump stuck, republicans are the Biggest Fools of all times..I did’nt know anybody could be this useless, hopeless, and ignorant, until trump stole the presidency..And you still believe that this world belongs to you..BUT IT DOES’NT..
      Usually, when people are this mentally screwed up, you want to pray for them…but YOUR KIND, I would’nt even waste a prayer, on you.

  7. Look what happened to R. Stone, tell the truth Mr. Sondland

  8. Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to EU, suffers from same defects of character that affect the president, narcism, delirum of grandeur and arrogance. Sondland suffers from low IQ, ignorance in world affairs and history, incompetence and lack of experience in diplomacy, in short, job as ambassador is too big for this little man, who brags too much for a position that requires discretion.

    • Marlene Fradis : that’s unfair, Mr S is clearly a good businessman. However Dreams can get any of us in bovva

  9. This administration is not even competent at being corrupt.

    • @Andrew dicken what action comrade?
      What one thing has he been succrssuful at?

      Why 4 more years. This is terrible for both sides.

      Other than racism, lies and excuses?

      Why trump?

    • Guilty under proven innocent…what a mindset.

    • @Rod Allen show proof trumtard.

    • There’s no law tahat stops anyone from donating to a charity – I’ve got news for you Hillary deosn’t have anything to do with the day to day running of the charity they have a board that does that – They strict rules for reporting

  10. Stevie Lehmann | November 19, 2019 at 1:26 AM | Reply

    When Trump asked “Can I buy Greenland?” they said no, but you can buy Sondland.

  11. Sondland didn’t even see the bus that hit him…

  12. Sondland is rich, corrupt and incompetent : he has all the credentials to be appointed by this WH.

  13. Sondland to himself: This is clearly not worth another million dollars!

  14. “The best people…” Giuliani and his Russian mob thugs, and the three banditos. Pack of corrupt idiots.

  15. Larry Appelbaum | November 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    “Circumstances don’t make a man, they reveal him”

    • For 3.8 Billion years, the mission of LIVING THINGS has been the OPPOSITE of the MISSION of these LYING MedEVIL MILITARY INDUSTRIAL DICTATORSHIPS. Life has been SHORT but it GAVE its LIFE TO the future of this evolving Creation. These lying Empires Murder Creation to ENFORCE their LIES on the DEFENDERS of LIFE.

  16. I just like how serious Ari looks when quoting rap lyrics

    • Goodness Gracious | November 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM | Reply

      “He be real serious”:)…but, that’s why the Gov’t. also listens to the lyrics of rap music, because not only does it reveals the underbelly of all that is a facade…much of it, is subconscious truth.

  17. We ‘The American People’ deserve better than this!

    • immigrants wrote our constitution hoping to prevent the Dark Ages (The enforcement of holy and political lies, divisions and hate.from crippling, dividing and murdering the Domesticated Life in the New World.

  18. Too bad that Gordy is going to federal prison, he should be locked up where they put minorities for years for doing less, house him where he profits!

  19. Nope he will pull the “I don’t recall”

  20. Update:
    “Chairman Graham, it’s time.
    Senate was the target.

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