Ambassador Sondland’s testimony could prompt GOP senators to ‘make a trip to the White House’ and ask Trump to resign. His testimony may force former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify to protect his reputation and to avoid eventual prosecution.
By James DiGeorgia
After many interviews on Fox where the former independent prosecutor of Clinton’s Whitewater scandal, Ken Starr defended President Donald Trump and did a 180 degree turn and admitted that not only is impeachment now a sure thing but that it may be time for a handful of the most influential GOP U.S. Senators to go to the White House to ask the President to resign for the good of the country. Ken Starr went on to say despite the damning evidence provided by Ambassador Sondland; he doubts GOP Senators will follow the Nixon model.
Fox News host Bret Baier called Ambassador Gordon Sondland testimony “very damning” for Trump — and Starr agreed and said with Sondland’s testimony…
“We’ve gotten close to the president…The president may have covered himself by saying no quid pro quo; the record is muddled. So we have Gordon Sondland’s understanding. It doesn’t look good for the president substantively.”
Ken Starr went on to compare the current congressional investigation and the articles of impeachment that were drafted against President Richard Nixon to what’s taking place by saying
“The third article — contempt. Contempt is you stood in the way of this investigation… Ambassador Sondland spoke vehemently and bitterly about his lack of access to records to help him.”
Many questions posed to Sondland by the House investigators were designed to highlight the President’s “obstruction.”
“The third article of impeachment in the Richard Nixon case, it’s very clear, it’s very succinct, it’s very well done…That just got drawn up today, thanks to Ambassador Sondland.”
Starr interpreted Ambassador Sondland's testimony as “quite bitter” towards Trump.
“So we have now a process crime… There will be articles of impeachment; I’ve think we’ve known that. I think it was just confirmed today. Substantively what we’ve heard from [Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is it’s over. We now know — this is his position — we now know the president, in fact, committed the crime of bribery for something of value.”
“That’s litigable… There are articles of impeachment being drawn up. This is one of those bombshell days.”
Ambassador Sondland, despite claiming memory issues and claiming he doesn’t take detailed notes did, however, throw former NYC Mayor and Trump’s personal attorney under the bus along with acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Pence.
The big surprise of the day so far at 2:21 PM EST has been Ambassador Sondland throwing former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s involvement in the “pay for dirt” conspiracy. Almost $400 million in military assistance desperately needed by Ukraine to defend them from the backed Russian occupation of Eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian forces that have led to the deaths of over 11,000 Ukrainian defenders is alleged to have been held back to carry out President Trumps’s political agenda.