>>>TOMORROW’S A BIG DAY IN THE>>>TOMORROW’S A BIG DAY IN THE LIFE OF GORDON SONDLAND, A MAN LIFE OF GORDON SONDLAND, A MAN BASICALLY NATIONAL ANONYMOUS BASICALLY NATIONAL ANONYMOUS BEFORE LAST WEEK. BEFORE LAST WEEK. HE’S NOW ABOUT TO BE EXTREMELY HE’S NOW ABOUT TO BE EXTREMELY FAMOUS. FAMOUS. MAYBE IF THINGS GO REALLY MAYBE IF THINGS GO REALLY SIDEWAYS, JOHN MITCHELL MAY SIDEWAYS, JOHN MITCHELL MAY INDICT HIM. INDICT HIM. HE IS THE U.S. ARMREST TO THE HE IS THE U.S. ARMREST TO THE EUROPEAN UNION. EUROPEAN UNION. UKRAINE ISN’T EVEN EUROPEAN UKRAINE ISN’T EVEN EUROPEAN UNION. UNION. LAST WEEK WE GOT TO READ HIS LAST WEEK WE GOT TO READ HIS TEXT IN WHICH HE WAS DESPERATELY TEXT IN WHICH HE WAS DESPERATELY TRYING TO KEEP THINGS OUT OF TRYING TO KEEP THINGS OUT OF WRITING AND COVER FOR THE WRITING AND COVER FOR THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. WHEN CONFRONTED WITH A TAX FROM WHEN CONFRONTED WITH A TAX FROM A CAREER DIPLOMAT NAMES BILL A CAREER DIPLOMAT NAMES BILL TAYLOR, QUOTE, I THINK IT’S TAYLOR, QUOTE, I THINK IT’S CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY SYSTEMS. SYSTEMS. IT WAS SONDLAND WHO WENT QUIET IT WAS SONDLAND WHO WENT QUIET AND WROTE BACK WITH THIS VERY AND WROTE BACK WITH THIS VERY LAURA TEXT MESSAGE CLAIMING THE LAURA TEXT MESSAGE CLAIMING THE PRESIDENT’S BEEN CLEAR NO QUID PRESIDENT’S BEEN CLEAR NO QUID PRO QUO OF ANY KIND. PRO QUO OF ANY KIND. DESPITE WHAT HE WROTE THERE, DESPITE WHAT HE WROTE THERE, SONDLAND LATER TOLD RON JOHNSON, SONDLAND LATER TOLD RON JOHNSON, YEAH, THERE WAS A QUID PRO QUO, YEAH, THERE WAS A QUID PRO QUO, INDICATING THE RELEASE OF U.S. INDICATING THE RELEASE OF U.S. AID TO UKRAINE WAS CONTINGENT ON AID TO UKRAINE WAS CONTINGENT ON AN INVESTIGATION DESIRED BY THE AN INVESTIGATION DESIRED BY THE BY DONALD TRUMP, ACCORDING TO BY DONALD TRUMP, ACCORDING TO RON JOHNSON HIMSELF. RON JOHNSON HIMSELF. SO SONDLAND IS IN THE MIDDLE OF SO SONDLAND IS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS AND APPEARS TO BE THE ALL THIS AND APPEARS TO BE THE POINT PERSON RUNNING THIS ENTIRE POINT PERSON RUNNING THIS ENTIRE OPERATION OF THE HERE HE IS ON OPERATION OF THE HERE HE IS ON THE DAY AFTER THE INFAMOUS PHONE THE DAY AFTER THE INFAMOUS PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT. UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT.>>I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH>>I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST A FEW PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE HE PLACED THE MINUTES BEFORE HE PLACED THE CALL. CALL. WE HAVE WHAT ARE CALLED THE WE HAVE WHAT ARE CALLED THE THREE AMIGOS, SECRETARY PERRY, THREE AMIGOS, SECRETARY PERRY, AMBASSADOR VOLKER, AND MYSELF. AMBASSADOR VOLKER, AND MYSELF. WE’VE BEEN TASKED WITH SORT OF WE’VE BEEN TASKED WITH SORT OF OVERSEEING THE UKRAINE/U.S. OVERSEEING THE UKRAINE/U.S. RELATIONSHIP. RELATIONSHIP.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY WAS THIS IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY WAS THIS GUY THE GUY, THE ANSWER, HE WAS GUY THE GUY, THE ANSWER, HE WAS A BIG DONOR AND CLOSE TO THE A BIG DONOR AND CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THAT APPEARS TO BE ABOUT IT. THAT APPEARS TO BE ABOUT IT. HE’S NOT A DIPLOMAT. HE’S NOT A DIPLOMAT. HE’S A PORTLAND HOTEL DEVELOPER HE’S A PORTLAND HOTEL DEVELOPER WHO SUPPORTED THE PRESIDENT WHO SUPPORTED THE PRESIDENT AFTER INITIALLY BACKING JEB BUSH AFTER INITIALLY BACKING JEB BUSH AND GAVE $1 MILLION TO TRUMP’S AND GAVE $1 MILLION TO TRUMP’S INAUGURAL COMMITTEE ANONYMOUSLY INAUGURAL COMMITTEE ANONYMOUSLY THROUGH FOUR DIFFERENT LLCs. THROUGH FOUR DIFFERENT LLCs. AS A THANK YOU, IT APPEARS HE AS A THANK YOU, IT APPEARS HE ENDED UP WITH THIS, WRITING THE ENDED UP WITH THIS, WRITING THE UKRAINE PORTFOLIO. UKRAINE PORTFOLIO. ON A PROFILE IN “THE WASHINGTON ON A PROFILE IN “THE WASHINGTON POST,” A STAFFER REPORTEDLY POST,” A STAFFER REPORTEDLY TROUBLED BY HIS ROLE IN TROUBLED BY HIS ROLE IN UKRAINIAN, HE TRIED TO BLOCK HIM UKRAINIAN, HE TRIED TO BLOCK HIM FROM GETTING INVOLVED BUT, FROM GETTING INVOLVED BUT, QUOTE, HE REBUFFED THEIR DEMANDS QUOTE, HE REBUFFED THEIR DEMANDS TO KNOW WHO GRANTED HIM SUCH TO KNOW WHO GRANTED HIM SUCH AUTHORITY WITH TWO WORDS, THE AUTHORITY WITH TWO WORDS, THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. SO GORDON SONDLAND WAS DOING