Sondland Confirms Quid Pro Quo In Updated Testimony | Deadline | MSNBC

Sondland Confirms Quid Pro Quo In Updated Testimony | Deadline | MSNBC 1


NYT’S Mike Schmidt, Wash Post’s Ashley Parker, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, MSNBC’s John Heilemann, and former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel on Trump’s ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, amending his testimony in the impeachment investigation to include that aid to Ukraine was tied to a public commitment to an investigation into the Bidens. Aired on 11/05/19.
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Sondland Confirms Quid Pro Quo In Updated Testimony | Deadline | MSNBC

79 Comments on "Sondland Confirms Quid Pro Quo In Updated Testimony | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. Benjamin Miiller | November 5, 2019 at 9:52 PM | Reply

    Another lying Republicant caught in election fraud, at least he came clean. Time to start locking some of these drumph defenders up.

  2. Let’s see how long it takes before t’rump calls him a “never t’rumper.”
    Despite the fact that he donated $1 million to t’rump’s campaign to get his diplomatic post.
    I give it until….tomorrow. 🤔 😆😅

  3. Justice Boofer | November 5, 2019 at 9:56 PM | Reply

    Threat of prison sharpens the memory..

    • Stick Fijibugs | November 7, 2019 at 10:03 AM | Reply

      ​@Working Class Talking Head 1790-05-29 America our ally, my father fought against the Nazis in France and against Mussolini in Italy, for all of us to enjoy true freedom and true democracy today. My family lived through the dictators of the time, so I know personally what can happen. Take to heart what your countryman Working Class Talking Head is saying here, because it can happen to the USA. It is the way things started back then which is not that long ago, and it is beginning to repeat in your America. It is clear to us.

      Trump & his cronies are a SYMPTOM of your SHAM DEMOCRACY, not the problem, just like climate change is a symptom of global warming.

      If you, dear voter of America, don’t reform your first-past-the-post winner-takes-all electoral-college gerrymandered-to-illegality voter-suppressed megadonor-cozy SHAM DEMOCRACY magnet that sucks in monsters like Trump and McConnell, and even the Biden appearance-sleaze, you will propagate the status-quo and create more white-collar psychopaths in the future. Sure, throw Trump and his dozen cronies into prison, but then take action to fix your democracy immediately. Don’t be complacent and wait, because we don’t want another psychopath to be the leader of our free world. And you, the American people who I personally so admire, have the responsibility to fix it so that never happens again. We can’t, otherwise we would.

      Read every word here of what Lauren Duca of New York is alerting you all to:

    • Working Class Talking Head 1790-05-29 | November 7, 2019 at 10:27 AM | Reply

      @Stick Fijibugs I would not call the USA a sham Democratic Republic, though I would say it is one in deep crisis. The USA is not alone in this and many countries are doing far, far worse. But, most don’t have the power of the USA.

      Russia and China are rivals for the power of the USA and both are doing worse than the USA is in terms of having a government which is abusive of power over their populations. However, these is a general problem rising across the world where intolerance is on the rise, hatred is on the rise, moves towards being more authoritarian or out right dictatorial are on the rise, extremism is on the rise and humanity appears to be on a path towards inevitable WWIII just because humanity cannot grow out of it’s violent selfish immature primitive tendencies.

      Yes, the USA is in severe crisis, but so is the entire world.

    • Working Class Talking Head 1790-05-29 | November 10, 2019 at 7:23 PM | Reply

      @Michael Hazle As far as I can tell, all across the world there is a rise of nationalism, greater authoritarianism, democracies turning into dictatorships, existing dictatorships becoming harsher, rising intolerance, and growing hatreds. We are not immune from having a dictatorial leader like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Hirohito, Mussolini or such rising to power in virtually any major country in the world. The Republicans have been fostering and weaponizing ignorance among their followers for decades and today we have roughly 1/3 of the population which will deny obvious facts to embrace obvious lies so long as it is there leaders telling them what to believe. THAT IS HOW HITLER ROSE TO POWER.

      I don’t know if you understand what the Technological Singularity is, but we are inside of it now. Because of the technologies being developed, a ruling elite class, (not all elites, but an evil group of them), may decide that the best way forward for them is to initiate a global thermal nuclear and biological war because they have made sure they will not only survive but live virtually immortal lives, and the war will allow them to cut down the population to 1% or 0.1% or even less than it is now. There are a LOT of bad paths forward if the masses of people keep embracing the extreme politics that seem to be in winning today’s society.

    • @Working Class Talking Head 1790-05-29 I have been postulating just such a scenario for several years now. This Planet cannot sustain the 10 bn population predicted in the next few decades. In fact the present level is unsustainable. I am convinced that the 1% KNOW this and have planned a cull. A cull that WE will carry out for them, on ourselves. WE are being manipulated to eliminate the majority and reduce the global population to circa AD 1900 level of approx 1bn BEFORE the Climate Change we have initiated becomes an unstoppable runaway train that wipes out ALL surface life. I strongly suspect this will occur in the very near future. Hopefully, I’ll be dead before it happens.

      I further calculate that they have left it too late and that the 6th Mass Extinction Event WILL occur leaving NO sentient life behind.

  4. I wish Trump a long life so he actually gets to spend some years humiliated in jail instead of dying early 🙏

    • @Jeffrey Hagelin everyone knows the SDNY can’t get any more corrupt

    • Jeffrey Hagelin | November 7, 2019 at 3:50 AM | Reply

      The aren’t corrupt.
      Their special crimes RICO division handles money laundering and bank fraud. Don’t worry !
      They got Al Capone in Florida, they already know where this goon is.
      Nervous ? What’d you do ?

    • Jeffrey Hagelin | November 7, 2019 at 4:13 AM | Reply

      They always get their goon.
      How’s the winning,, loser ?

  5. Rudy has been under investigation by the feds since February. Uh oh.

  6. The Iceberg has hit the ship. Time for this administration to sink and be destroyed.

    • Chris Sebastian | November 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM | Reply

      Todd R The facts are Republicans won 12 out of 14 on Tuesday. Losing Virginia and Kentucky which is being disputed. Last Night Republicans won Mississippi. This brings Democrats winning only 3 out of 15. (If Kentucky stays Democrat I don’t care) Percentage wise Republicans wind 80 percent and Democrats 20 percent. Interesting how the Media only talks about Kentucky and Virginia claiming it shows Trump will lose. The same media acknowledges Trump has a 40 percent unshakable base. I am not even one of this. I like following facts. So with the 40 percent. Trump needs 7 percent to win the 2020 election out of 60 percent. That’s why Democrats have this phony impeachment inquiry. They can’t win against Trump. I decided when they started this impeachment inquiry that I would vote for Trump. I don’t vote for Trump in 2016.

    • @Chris Sebastian The proof is the money was held up, LT. Col. Vindman tried to update the official transcript, which didn’t happen and the text messages.

      So you see, if someone says they assume your dealing drugs because of a conversation they heard. The police investigate, which is what congress is going and they find other witnesses to the same conversation money, bags, & scales are found, then guess what your going to jail and I hope you can make bail!!!

    • Chris Sebastian | November 7, 2019 at 4:37 PM | Reply

      lady4real75 Wrong. Morisson contradicted Vindman. No changed transcript. Plus, the Public Hearings were announced. Let’s see who was left out. The two people on the call Vindman and Morisson. Let’s see. You think the Democrats want to keep their strongest witnesses out of the public testimony. The person with the most knowledge of all the witnesses. Kurt Volker. He’s not in the public hearings. Who else left out? Oh yeah. This guy Sondland who supposedly confirmed a Quid Pro Quo and said “I did not and do not know if Aid was withheld and for what reason.”

    • @Chris Sebastian WTH are you talking about. Its Vindman job to update the official transcript .
      Morrison testified that he was told by his predecessor, Fiona Hill, who also testified in the impeachment inquiry, that Giuliani and Sondland were trying to get Ukraine President Voldymyr Zelenskiy “to reopen investigations into Burisma,”
      The issue is 1 to many people came to the whistleblower with the same issue about this phone call.

  7. “Wait, I could be indicted? … ooh, you know what? I remember a couple of things.

    • Yup. That’s why his memory was refreshed.

    • Stormchasergal | November 6, 2019 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      Exactly what happened.

    • Chris Sebastian | November 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM | Reply

      Eli Dicken Ignoring subpoenas? In case you missed it the DOJ gave Trump the okay to ignore them. Why? Because this is a criminal probe by the DOJ. In case you also didn’t know. Congress will have to take it to court to enforce the subpoenas or the court will have to rule the White House did not have legal reason to ignore those subpoenas. That’s how it works.

    • Claudia Nuss Schulte | November 7, 2019 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      he has been indicted muller sent to southern district of new York signed sealed and his children too waiting for them broke the rico law

  8. Pence is up to his eye balls in this one .. ! He better be held accountable for his part !

    • Ned Thumberland | November 7, 2019 at 3:58 AM | Reply

      @Neil McBeerson said, “ok, what in your mind is a public anti corruption statement? If you think this is quid pro quo, you literally don’t have a brain.”

      *Did you read Mr. Sondland’s “revised” testimony to the Congress?*

    • Nancy will be president hahah bye bye pence bye bye trump

    • @Chris SebastianSebastian nonsense and not worth a response.

    • @waylander75 This is such a happy thought .. and I do NOT think she would be pardoning any of these criminals either ! Another ever so happy thought .. : D ahhhh… it would be a perfect ending to this nightmare.

    • @Chris Sebastian bs. Show one more instance of trump looking into corruption other this fabricated one. I’ll wait for your link.

  9. Marcellino Sananto | November 5, 2019 at 10:12 PM | Reply

    Sondland throwing Trump under the bus before trump throws him under the bus. . Well both of those criminals can go to jail.

    • Claudia Nuss Schulte | November 7, 2019 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      @Kevin Leavey he has been indicted by southern district of new York signed sealed his children were indicted already sealed someday jail

    • Amen

    • Chris Sebastian | November 8, 2019 at 12:42 AM | Reply

      Claudia Nuss Schulte Perjured or not doesn’t matter. Here’s why. The media tried to say it was demanding for Trump. Sondland hurt the Democrats case. He denied knowledge of a Quid Pro Quo overall. He introduced terms into the record. Strategy.

    • The problem is that Washington is full of crooks and act like dogs that broke out of a kennel

  10. Hey Sondland: if you didn’t want to have to choose between doing something unethical or criminal and doing what was right for the country in your work as an ambassador, maybe you shouldn’t have been donating to the party that is run by criminals.

  11. The same republicans that defend Trump would call him a traitor and treasonous if he were a Democrat !

    • I hate when people ” republicans ” say he’a really a democrat..No he’s not he’s an opportunist…which also means a republican.. they are the same thing… neither is a democrat… we just don;t roll that way…

    • We’ll they may get a chance to do so. Because if extorting foreign powers to get dirt on political opponents is deemed legal and okay, it will become a common political practice.
      Republicans aren’t thinking about the precedent they are helping create.

    • Kryptonarie Lightworker | November 7, 2019 at 2:32 AM | Reply

      Republicans will be calling D.T. treasonous, wait and see? Like Sondland, all those involved in lying for D.T. dastardly deeds, they won’t/don’t want to go to federal prison either! It’s just a matter of time befor the whole flock starts to sing.

    • The same democrats attacking Trump would say there was no wrong done if he was a Democrat. Same way they pretend to not see the corruption of Obama and Biden

  12. I’d say he just threw Pence under the bus, but it was more like a crash tackle to mutual destruction/.

    • Good.. impeach Pence too another Russian operative.

    • A nother one going down wake up you all know Donald is a crook and you goi down for Donald dumb dumb what about your family mostly your self Donald is going to throw you under the bus smile

    • It’s surely about time that Pence came under scrutiny – as he has been there, supporting and enabling Donald’s criminal activities since day one. And to have reinforced the delusions of Grandeur from the religious point of view – despicable!!

  13. Hit Rich-Boy with perjury.

  14. I just wanted to give you a million dollars for a cushy job, I had no idea I’d end up in jail. Suckaaaaaa

  15. Andy Beshear, Democrat, seems to have won the governor race in Kentucky for anyone who doesn’t know yet

    • @William Bailey There’s absolutely no problem with that analogy. They educated themselves which opened their eyes to Lying Trump’s lies. That’s the point of education.

    • William Bailey | November 7, 2019 at 11:43 PM | Reply

      @JR N so did they stop screwing their sisters and move out of the trailer park as well? Remember, up till yesterday, that’s what the dems said about them.

    • @William Bailey I don’t know about that some still live their and clearly still screw their sisters. I am not here to discuss that. All I can argue is that based on the facts and their votes some have opened their eyes. They might not be the brightest in the country but still.

  16. This is why closed door hearings are good. They keep those called to testify from knowing others said so you can’t sinc your testimony

  17. “Oh… THAT quid pro quo.”

  18. Now that Sondland has regained his memory, I expect other witnesses will recall the FACTS more clearly.

    • nothing like a little chat with “good cop bad cop” to make you see reality clearly.

    • John Tomasini Some will. Some won’t. They’re too far gone. And will risk it all for Trump. That’s what happened during Watergate. And like Watergate, a whole lot of people will end up in prison. For What? Idiots.

  19. These anchors & reporters need to start calling it ‘bribery & extortion’ rather than quid pro quo, that way the public then understands the seriousness of the charges & the consequences for those involved especially Trump!

  20. Andrew Mitchell | November 6, 2019 at 2:59 AM | Reply

    The GOP has a new defence: all the accusations are true, but its OK.

    • I’d characterize it more as a pathetic excuse… but… yeah… that’s where they are.

    • The GOP’s new defense……..”If Democrats do it, it is a crime; if we do it, it is not a crime…….see the difference?”

    • gerald heckathorn | November 7, 2019 at 2:41 PM | Reply

      If you idiots would come out of your echo chamber you would know all the witnesses have no direct knowledge it’s just their opinion

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