Impeachment Hearings Day 2

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. North says:

    I’m not sure if it’s raining outside or if I’m just hearing the shards of the GOP and Trumps feeble protestations raining down. Sondland just blew what few fig-leafs they had erected into flinders.Report

    • Philip H in reply to North says:

      At this point if Mulveney wants to avoid prosecution (since he’s not protected by DoJ procedures) he needs to come to the Hill, spill his guts to his old House colleagues, and be done with it.Report

  2. Marchmaine says:

    Is there a Day 3 going up?

    I’m mulling over this tangent from a new article from The Week… now that Sondland has maybe opened some floodgates, the call to trade some collateral Biden damage while going for the kill is interesting to contemplate.

    “On the other hand, Nunes and Jordan and others have made sure to complain about how Democrats won’t call people like Hunter Biden and Alexandra Chalupa to testify about Burisma and Republican fever dreams related to the 2016 election. Democrats at this point really should be willing to make that trade — Biden and Chalupa for Mulvaney, Giuliani, Perry and the president himself, provided the latter cohort goes first. Call the bluff.”Report

    • North in reply to Marchmaine says:

      The GOP wouldn’t take the deal and would simply pretend it had never been offered.Report

      • Marchmaine in reply to North says:

        I believe it… what struck me as interesting, though, was how the Democratic Front Runner feels about the willingness of parts of the party to sell out his son.

        Though, after today’s news of the Arkansas Baby, maybe he’s gonna see what he can get and do it himself.Report

  3. George Turner says:

    I’d wait for this evening’s reactions to Sondland, who is now on his third version of events. Maybe nobody else was in the loop (none of the other Democrat’s witnesses confirm Sondland v3.0) despite Sondland claims everyone was in on it, or maybe all these important events and insights only existed in his own head.Report

    • Chip Daniels in reply to George Turner says:

      Gordon Sondland was never a loyal Party member. He is now just a blurry spot next to Trump.Report

    • North in reply to George Turner says:

      Yeah I can imagine you’re crabby at Sondland considering he blew apart your previous Georgisms into little bits.

      What the other Democratic witnesses did is expose Sondland’s own obfuscations and half truths, slowly forcing him to update and correct his previous testimonies to be more precise and forthcoming until he was forced to simply say what actually happened or face perjury and lying to congress charges. Sondland’s not happy he is having to give this testimony, but the other witnesses fenced him in to the point where his choice was taking the fall for Trump or telling the truth. He chose the latter.Report