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Associated Press’ Jonathan Lemire, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former federal prosecutor Berit Berger, former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, and former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan on reports that there was a second person who heard Gordon Sondland’s call with the president where Trump asked about “the investigations” Aired on 11/14/19.
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Reports: Another Person Overheard Sondland’s Call With The President | Deadline | MSNBC

90 Comments on "Reports: Another Person Overheard Sondland’s Call With The President | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. Can you just imagine how Trump must bellow so loudly that folks not even directly on the phone could hear him? In the end, Trump is removing himself from power.

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN | November 14, 2019 at 10:22 PM | Reply


    • generationofswine | November 14, 2019 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      Mob bosses are usually their own worst enemy.

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN | November 14, 2019 at 10:52 PM | Reply


    • Bellowing sounds right, loves the sound of his own voice, probably woke Jimmy Hoffa from the dead when he did it. Jimmy would say, “Hey Chump Putin’s on the line”.

  2. The train wreck at this point is off the tracks. Bribery yup that’s what it is and abuse of power and extortion. And emoluments clause violations up the wazoo

  3. Only Donald Trump would be stupid enough to discuss his extortion racket with a guy sitting in a restaurant.

    • @Rod Allen Why would the president of Ukraine, who depends so much on the good wishes of the American president, wish to contradict him in public? You’re right. He would not.

    • @2112777 People like you who do not watch “this stuff” will remain ignorant, and have to take the word of others about what is and is not true. “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” Spend a little time and see the facts brought out right on television in real-time. It’s an amazing opportunity your grandparents never had.

    • @richard lawton you cannot commit perjury when expressing an opinion. And Its virtually impossible to commit perjury when giving hearsay evidence. Because there’s no direct evidence to contradict the hearsay. So these witnesses are risking nothing. And that’s the point.

    • @Galaxy Red Yet we have the testimony of not one person in on phone calls to what happened on not just one occasion but on two occasions and the draft summary of one of those calls that Trump released confirms what was claimed in the whistleblower’s report. Plus study law please because for as much as the Republicans are claiming what the public hearing witnesses have stated to be inadmissible is actually admissible because all of the statements point to the same conclusion when lawyers and judges who have listened to and reacted to this testimony have attested to.

  4. The Founders understanding of bribery was derived from English law, under which bribery was understood as an officeholder’s abuse of the power of an office to obtain a private benefit rather than for the public interest. This definition not only encompasses Trump’s conduct—it practically defines it.

    The Ukraine scandal began in the spring of 2019, with a series of contacts between Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy, and Ukrainian officials. In mid-July, Trump decided to withhold nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine that had already been appropriated by Congress. The White House offered no explanation, except to blame “interagency delay.” A week later, Trump spoke by phone to the recently elected Ukrainian president, Zelensky. The memorandum released by the White House describing that call—which is consistent with the accounts of the whistleblower complaint that first brought this scandal to light—reads like a classic shakedown.

    According to the memo, after exchanges of flattery, Trump states that “we do a lot for Ukraine” and that “we spend a lot of effort and a lot of time,” before he complains that the relationship is not always “reciprocal.” Zelensky then raises the question of military aid to Ukraine, to which Trump immediately responds, “I would like you to do us a favor though,” and proceeds to ask Zelensky to investigate two unfounded conspiracy theories: one involving the server containing emails stolen from the DNC during the 2016 election, and the other involving the thoroughly debunked claim about then-VP Biden, his potential reelection opponent.

    Trump asks Zelensky to work with Giuliani and AG Barr to investigate his potential opponent and so aid his own reelection campaign. There can be no misunderstanding that Traitor Trump was abusing his official power in the conduct of foreign policy to get a foreign government to investigate his political rival.

    Article II, Section 4, says the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

  5. God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness as current Republican!.🤔

  6. Of course Sondland did sloppy, unprofessional stuff. He’s not a diplomat or a foreign service officer; he’s some country club fool who bought an ambassadorship for $1 million.

  7. This is happening whether you like it or not, cultists. You have NO say in this. The Constitution is more important than your feelz.

    • @Chris H You obviously haven’t watched the hearings, or you have a low level of understanding.

    • @David Lafleche This is only the second day of hearings and YOU have a verdict. Better watch Gordon Sondland’s testimony next week before jumping to conclusions.

    • @Chris H Don’t hold your breath

    • @Joyce Ford All their so-called “witnesses” are going on hearsay. They themselves saw and heard nothing. “Thou shalt not bear false witness” (9th Commandment). Those testimonies are lies, and they shall answer to the Lord Jesus Christ on Judgment Day (Revelation 21:8, KJV). Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Establish the Kingdom in Jerusalem, and keep the world safe from Democracy!

  8. There was a third party who also heard the call, and probably recorded it – the Russians.

  9. “From the audacity of hope to the audacity of a dope.”
    That’s classic. I hadn’t heard that one.

  10. Scrivener Writer | November 14, 2019 at 8:45 PM | Reply

    So, the GOP insisted on Public Hearings. Ho Ho Ho.

    • @Shaun Campbell Remember when Ukraine tried to influence the 2016 elections by helping the DNC? And they were responsible for the fake allegations that Trump was involved with Russia? Lol

    • David Blaine I think you should already be aware that all the intel agencies have unanimously agreed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The Ukraine conspiracy theory lives on and was proposed by a person with ties to Russian intelligence (Konstantin Kilimnik) who happened to be the guy who Paul Manafort shared polling data with. The Mueller Report details the numerous ties between Trump and Russia. Maybe you should read it?

      Trump wants to remove sanctions on Russia. The ones imposed under Obama, the ones Michael Flynn encouraged Sergei Kislyiak not to retaliate to as they would be addressed when Trump took office. That’s why he believes the conspiracy theory proposed by a Russian intelligence officer. He can’t just lift sanctions as it will be too blatant, he had to have a legitimate reason. He’s always sticking up for Russian interests, probably because Putin has kompromat on him.

    • @Shaun Campbell I think you should know by now that the Mueller Report was a waste of millions of dollars and found no conection between Trump and Russia. And that the other 3 investigations from other departments didn’t find anything either.

      Removing sanctions is being done to have A better foreign policy and to work with other nations of the world. Along with being the first president to cross into North Korea and negotiate with Kim, negotiating a permanent cease fire in Turkey, and demanding that Mexico have 27,000 Mexican troops defend the border after they allowed South American groups to cross into Mexico and cause an overflow of migrants to cross into the US. Which is actually working and detained migrants is down 70% since May when the “caravans” crossed over. Trump is doing good things

  11. Looks like Sondland will be going back to amend his testimony again. LMAO. Amazing what fear of jail time will do to one’s memory.

    • Andrew Brent …if Jared kushners security clearance application is the standard he could try at least 4 or 5 times more before he gives up and Trumpinski pardons him

    • Which, sadly, will give the Republicans another way out of their hypocrisy! “You changed your testimony! You lied! How can we trust your word??” Well…what did he lie about? Was he lying then or lying now when he comes clean? you can’t have it both ways. If you call him a liar before, then you have to admit he is telling the truth with his ‘I do recall now…’ testimony to avoid perjury. Any excuse to keep supporting Trump, any loophole, and the gutless, spineless, cultic Congress will jump at that opportunity. Just like with Michael Cohen who had Trump dead to rights with campaign finance violations that he took the fall for.

  12. The scary thing in this clip is “this is only what we know!” Wow. Putin probably has our friggin nuke launch codes!!! Cell phones??!! The level of stupidly…. astonishing! Chump is the biggest threat this country has ever seen.

  13. he does what he does because he always gets away with it

  14. I think this ends with Alexander Vindmans testimony, he was on the call. He will ace this.

  15. If Russia has recordings of cell calls, so does the NSA. Let’s see that.

    • needabettername | November 15, 2019 at 6:55 AM | Reply

      @David Lafleche for not participating in the call?

    • @needabettername Trump’s phone call was perfectly legal. He committed no crime, and the Lord Jesus Christ knows it.

    • I was thinking the same. It is possible that the NSA does NOT have the recordings. They’d have to have listening stations in ukraine.

    • needabettername | November 15, 2019 at 2:57 PM | Reply

      @David Lafleche bringing religion into it? Now no separation of church and state? Pretty sure congress disagrees. Also god would absolutely call this a sin. Without a doubt.

    • Sam S4567 lets see an IRS tax return and just put him in jail for his financial crimes, and skip this whole shabaaaang

  16. Gareth De Bruyn | November 14, 2019 at 9:04 PM | Reply

    Sondland is in deep sht. Two witnesses talking behind closed doors. He doednt know what they going to say. If he doesnt come clean he is completely fkd, perjury charges could be a possibility.

    • Is This One Of Those Times Sondland Should Have “Been More Careful What HE’D Wished For” !!!

    • Maybe Sondland will be our “reluctant hero”? God knows Mulvaney and Pompeo or Pence aren’t. And look at Bolton, who is going around talking about “evidence” and what trump is doing….and getting paid for these events he is doing but he still “won’t” testify?

  17. “The audacity of hope to the audacity of dope.” Did Nicole just roll this off her tongue for the first time? Call me impressed.

  18. Well, so much for Trump’s “I hardly know Sondland” claim.

  19. America elected a lunatic. Germany did the same in the 30s. Go figure

    • @Ne Isnichso, Since President Trump has been in office the Unemployment rate is the lowest in over 50 YEARS!!! Women’s unemployment rate is the lowest in over 60 YEARS!!!
      Millions of Americans have been lifted off of Welfare and food stamps!!!! We are all making money and enjoying the pursuit of happiness! Whom you call a lunatic I call a Genious!!

    • @Mike Hunt Nazis were not socialists because they had the word in the party name, nincompoop. Do you think soviet russia was a republic like the u.s.? you are another failure of our education system.

    • @mrpro, Wow you know nothing about Socialism huh? Socialism is Communisms ugly cousin. Not Social in Social media.
      Socialism has a Dictator not a President. Hitler was a Dictator! Just like Venezuela he calls himself President and although his people starved to death he always won the elections. Just like Russia and Cuba.

    • @mrpro, Why do you think they would call themselves Socialists if they were not??

    • @mrpro, America is a Capitalist Country.

  20. Nunes started the day with a fact-less statement right from the Kremlin.

    • We are all connected | November 14, 2019 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      That man is such a joke. No talent. No personality. At least Jordan makes a good carnival barker!

    • @We are all connected Let me ask you…what is his deal? There are 100’s of people involved in the whole Russia/2016 election scandal (if you believe Trump did anything wrong or not) and there are a lot of people involved in this Ukraine situation and most of them you can find some connection with Trump, his campaign, his administration, etc. But, where does Nunes fit into either situation besides where he has clumsily interjected himself. What’s his part? Does he have a part? how is he connected? Is he connected? Is it all just a ploy to get Trump to notice him? Why is he begging to get run over by the Trump bus?

    • I find it so bizarre that almost all of these Republicans are saying “nothing to see here, first hand, second hand, lies who cares”..etc..These are the very same people that “spin” all of these false narratives and conspiracy theories with absolutely NO facts or evidence NONE! Like Nunes did at the hearing…he went on and on with “fake facts” and miss truths and expect US TO BELIEVE him and them???? Yet they are telling us at these impeachment hearings they don’t believe someone who took an oath are respectable professional people with integrity who are sitting right there facing them and hearing “the facts” and the GOP trash them? How does this make any sense? It’s so backwards. I guess the GOP do what trump says “what you are seeing, hearing and reading is not happening”.

    • We are all connected | November 15, 2019 at 6:46 AM | Reply

      @justmemadison the only thing any of us can figure, is Nunes and the rest know if they don’t, FOX will cost them votes. All any of them care about is reelection. Their base has gone so far down a conspiracy rabbit hole on everything in order to rationalize what they want to believe, they don’t know what’s true anymore, especially since they won’t watch the hearings, but want to be told what happened by someone with an agenda.

    • Nunes belongs to prison

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