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.
On the third day of impeachment hearings, the Republican “hearsay” defense fell apart, as the Intelligence Committee heard from two first hand witnesses who listened to Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine. And despite GOP claims that the call was “normal,” two other witnesses testified that they had never heard a call like that before.
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.
How much should you start a podcast?
Where you’ll have zero adult supervision and can just … say things?
And you will not have 17 hot dogs in your mouth at all times to prevent you from just … saying things?
Yeah well nobody ever accused Rudy Giuliani of having good judgment:
[Rudy] Giuliani was overheard discussing the plans with an unidentified woman while at a crowded New York City restaurant, Sant Ambroeus, over lunch on Saturday. The conversation, which lasted more than an hour, touched on details including dates for recording and releasing the podcast, settling on a logo, and the process of uploading the podcast to iTunes and other podcast distributors.
Two people who overheard Giuliani’s discussion reached out to CNN and provided a recording they decided to make of the conversation.
We will add “tells secrets at lunch to other people’s tape recorders” to Rudy’s portfolio as Cyber Expert. (NOT THE FIRST TIME a very smart Trump lawyer has given a TED talk about his client’s case in the middle of a restaurant.)
Giuliani’s spokesperson Christi-AH-NAY Allen — remember her? We met her yesterday! What a weird shitshow story that was! — confirmed the story, saying professional spokesperson things to CNN like “Many Americans want to hear directly from Rudy Giuliani,” but she didn’t show her math work on where she got that statistic.
According to CNN, Giuliani wants to do “four or five episodes” analyzing the House impeachment hearings, so we guess this will be kind of like the “Chernobyl” podcast, except for the radiation exposure will be coming from inside the podcast. Allegedly.
Question: Do wingnuts listen to podcasts? Like, are they going to turn off “Maury” and listen to this while they make Santa Jesus Christmas sweaters with their hot glue guns? We are just curious.
It’s entirely possible, nay LIKELY, that we will listen to this podcast while we are at the gym, because it will obviously be the Confess-A-Crime Workshop, which is just like Build-A-Bear, except for how instead of building bears, people will confess crimes. In fact, we are pretty sure it will be exactly the bugfuck shitshow sideshow this impeachment really needs, for comedic value, and also for witness statements the Trump administration refuses to give to Congress.
Will Roodles the Clown have guests on, to also confess their crimes? Can Paul Manafort use his commissary money to buy phone time to call in and say money laundering and election-fucking tips? Will there be a Russian Mob Chat section, where folks can call in and a special expert affiliated with the Russian mob will Skype in from Vienna to give advice on how to avoid extradition and duck US authorities? We are just curious about all the possibilities!
Maybe there will be musical numbers!
And what do Rudy’s new IRL lawyers think about this idea? Are they regretting their decision to say yes to the dress and be Rudy’s lawyers? What about now? What about now? Having second thoughts yet? What about now? What about now?
Anything else, CNN?
Giuliani also mentioned two op-eds for major newspapers he was planning on publishing, the first of which would explain why Trump is “unimpeachable” and the second offering an explanation of Giuliani’s defense of his client, the President.
Because Trump supporters are so well-known for reading the newspaper.
Anyway, this is going to be so awesome, mazel tov to Rudy for his new gig, live long and prosper, my dude.
When Barack Obama went on TV to announce they killed Bin Laden, he spoke for nine and a half minutes. Trump yesterday, when he announced they killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, did for 48 minutes. So, for further comparison, we thought it might be fun to mash-up Trump’s speech about al-Baghdadi with Obama’s on Bin Laden.