Contrary to the Democrats’ beliefs, the White House does not have to play their games.
That has been made clear to the members of the House Intelligence Committee this week when the State Department ordered the American Ambassador to the European Union not to appear at a closed-door hearing. It seems that somehow, Ambassador Gordon Sondland has become important in the probe of the July 27 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is the subject of two anonymous whistleblowers’ complaints. Two nameless, faceless, and fluid gender whistleblowers who are not material witnesses, they just heard something that bothered them.
Sondland was scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Oversight and Reform Committee as part of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry investigating Trump’s request that Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy look into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
“Ambassador Sondland is profoundly disappointed that he will not be able to testify today,” Sondland’s lawyer Robert Luskin said in a statement, according to The New York Times. “Ambassador Sondland believes strongly that he acted at all times in the best interests of the United States, and he stands ready to answer the committee’s questions fully and truthfully.”…
Sondland responded, “Bill, I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear no quid pro quo’s of any kind. The President is trying to evaluate whether Ukraine is truly going to adopt the transparency and reforms that President Zelensky promised during his campaign. I suggest we stop the back and forth by text.”
Ahh, but Sondland works for Mike Pompeo who really is not in the mood to put up with the Democrats’ antics when it comes to committee hearings. How much substance there is to this is anyone’s guess, but at this point, the entire whistleblower exercise is looking like a bad imitation of a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie.