Gordon Sondland, the former US ambassador to the EU, opened up testimonies on Wednesday, which marked the fourth day of the ongoing public impeachment hearings on President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Here are some highlights of Sondland’s testimony so far: – Says there was a Ukraine “quid pro quo” – Says he “followed the directions” from POTUS – On top officials in the Ukraine pressure campaign, he said that “everyone was in the loop,” including Mike Pompeo and Mick Mulvaney
“It never occurred to me when I was Foreign Secretary,” says David Miliband, addressing his audience at the United Synagogue, “that people were looking at me and saying: ‘He’s a Jewish Foreign Secretary’. It never occurred to me that, when I was speaking, it was my religion that was in the front of people’s minds.”
It has been “painful” for the former Labour minister to discover the depths of anti-Semitism that exists in the UK, he says, and how his party has become “a magnet for some people with some utterly repulsive views” since Jeremy Corbyn became leader, resulting in some MPs quitting.