Trump World Spins During Sondland’s Testimony at Impeachment Hearing

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, appeared Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee and testified that there was, in fact, a quid pro quo involved in President Donald Trump’s request that Ukraine announce it would investigate a potential 2020 political opponent. CNN reported that the GOP and the White House were particularly anxious about what Sondland would say during his testimony.

During his testimony, right-wing media personalities sought to attack Sondland’s credibility.

Brent Bozell claimed that if people listened to Sondland, they would “understand why America elected Donald Trump president to get rid of people like Sondland.” In reality, Sondland was appointed by Trump after he donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration via four companies he controls. (Bozell was swiftly ratioed and deleted the tweet.)

One America News pundit and Pizzagate peddler Jack Posobiec backed up Bozell’s weak argument. Posobiec tweeted: “Brent’s tweet is correct. Voters wanted to drain these swampcreatures, not reward them.” He then claimed that “everyone knows” Trump wanted to drain the swamp.

Posobiec later would claim that Sondland’s testimony was “clearly a PR win for Dems.”

Will Chamberlain, publisher of Human Events, posited that Trump wouldn’t have reasonably expressed “corrupt intent” on “such a public call” with the president of Ukraine.

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton claimed that Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani actually “deserve praise” for pushing Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and to look into the Crowdstrike conspiracy theory.

Former Infowars Washington bureau chief Jerome Corsi said he thought Sondland was “BORING.”

Ronna McDaniel, chair of the GOP, insisted that because Sondland had testified that Trump repeatedly said there was no “quid pro” that there was nothing improper about what Trump had done.

Jim Hoft, owner of the fringe blog The Gateway Pundit, encouraged the GOP and the White House to make a video juxtaposing Democrats with “every other corrupt coup in some failed banana republic in the past 80 years.”

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