President Trump’s ambassador to the EU suddenly changed his story regarding whether there was a ‘quid pro quo’ in his dealings with Ukraine. As The Daily Mail reports:
The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told lawmakers that the Trump administration pushed to make a Ukrainian investigation of the Bidens a condition for getting security aid and a White House meeting – and assessed that it ‘doesn’t sound good.’
He also provided a three-page revision to his earlier testimony where he said he told the Ukrainians they would not get millions of needed U.S. security aid until the country provided a ‘public anticorruption statement’ that is key to the Democratic impeachment inquiry. He said he had ‘refreshed my recollection.’
Gordon Sondland, the wealthy hotelier who donated $1 million to Donald Trump’s inauguration, told lawmakers behind closed doors that he considered such an arrangement was ‘problematic.’…
Sondland said in the absence of ‘any credible explanation for the suspension of aid, I presumed that the aid suspension had become linked to the proposed anti-corruption statement.’
The entire episode is strange. The real question is what exactly caused Sondland to change his story so quickly? Is it possible that there could be a deep state agenda a play here? Could Sondland himself now be compromised via blackmail?