Gordon Sondland, Fearing Perjury Charges, Amends His Ukraine Testimony

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  • Published: 06 November 2019
  • The U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, had originally testified that there was no quid pro quo in Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Upon hearing that his State Department colleagues had testified otherwise, Sondland's recollection suddenly changed. #Monologue #Impeachment #Colbert

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  • Ana Lejava
    Ana Lejava  14 hours back

    Stephen is my hero! You speak our minds. And during this difficult time in our country's history, you are a true savor.

    • Caleb Andersen
      Caleb Andersen  14 hours back

      I'd be careful while digging at Conan. IIRC, he trounced you mightily during the Writers' Strike Rumble for Ratings. XD

      • Maria da Luz Moutinho
        Maria da Luz Moutinho  16 hours back

        Até onde os Americanos chegaram para atingir o cume com um Trump?
        Isto reflecte o sistema "maravilhoso" que a América tem...os Americanos não têm muita escolha!!!Democratas - Republicanos ...O que falhou nos Democratas?? e o que falha nos Republicanos??

        • murfbass
          murfbass  1 days back

          Parrots are smarter than Jon Batiste.

          • Sean Wilson
            Sean Wilson  1 days back

            Based on this logic, can we make John Oliver the Prime Minister of the UK?

            • Frank Gary
              Frank Gary  1 days back

              I noticed the thumbs down are dwindling, in ratio.
              The Trump puppets are starting to see and wake up to real evidence.

              • cjgatzter
                cjgatzter  1 days back

                Trump needs to be put in that upside down chair from Attack on Titan.

                • Mimi M
                  Mimi M  2 days back

                  I want to see the script they sent. I bet it's bigly priceless.

                  • Mimi M
                    Mimi M  2 days back

                    We need a gaggle of people from New York, California, and other safe Blue states to MOVE to some purple states.

                    • Mr. Mark
                      Mr. Mark  2 days back

                      But I like Jay Leno....who woulda thunked he was a double agent??? sad....LOL

                      • SOS HELP
                        SOS HELP  2 days back

                        TRUMP is synonymous with CORRUPTION

                        • jo mo
                          jo mo  3 days back

                          I hear Colbert is into chicken

                          • Lesley Prestwich
                            Lesley Prestwich  3 days back

                            Serious question...on a comedy site (sorry): As an outsider looking in, can someone please tell me how is it that anyone in the USA can still back Trump? Are these supporters just that hung up on Rep. vs Dem.? Or do they really approve of a misogynistic, narcissistic, criminal sociopath running their country? Do they really believe his behaviour, especially on Twitter, is sane? We have several (3 main) political parties in Canada. I’m not tied to any of them. I vote based on their policy papers (can change every election). Not because I’m conservative or liberal, or because I like one personality over another. Policies. The ones I think will be best for my family and country at any given time. Given all that was known about Trump both before and after his presidency, I just can not comprehend how any law abiding, fiscally responsible, intelligent and educated person could back that awful awful man. To be sure, he was awful before his senility became clear. Bankrupting businesses he owned and destroying his employees and contractors lives in order to save himself money is just on example. More recently his scam/sham of a university. Do people who vote for him not know how to read? Not know how to do a little research? To quote the crime boss: “sad”.

                            • CNend
                              CNend  3 days back

                              this absolute lies from Colbert, he is a horrible man

                              • Gaynor O Brien
                                Gaynor O Brien  1 days back

                                What does that mean "this absolute lies from Colbert"

                            • Brendan Casey
                              Brendan Casey  3 days back

                              Steely Dan. Nice.

                              • Tic Tac
                                Tic Tac  3 days back

                                orange man bad

                                • Mares Fillies
                                  Mares Fillies  3 days back

                                  0.0

                                  • wolfeaglet1
                                    wolfeaglet1  3 days back

                                    This moron has ruined the legacy of the Tonight Show.

                                    • marvin marvin
                                      marvin marvin  3 days back

                                      hey Stephen i love how you failed to mention that Marie Yanovitch the DEMON-RATS star witness got caught lying as well. Hhahah you DEMON-RAT hack liar. Stephen you are a lying activist RODENT

                                      • mzn y
                                        mzn y  3 days back

                                        Extortion from the highest office

                                        • Da Chop Up
                                          Da Chop Up  3 days back

                                          And bad ass librarian 😄 5:18

                                          • Lakisha Wharton
                                            Lakisha Wharton  4 days back

                                            🉑♒️🏊‍♂️

                                            • Loraine Macdonald
                                              Loraine Macdonald  4 days back

                                              The president of Ukraine has Mexican accent?

                                              • Cancun American
                                                Cancun American  4 days back

                                                *"I did NOT say what I said..."*
                                                --No Quid Pro Quo-- Mulvaney

                                                *"Si Quid Pro Quo MUTHERFCKER"*
                                                --Chris Wallace

                                                *BTW,* I heard about this one dude that got about five deferments to avoid military service, bankrupted casinos, an airline, had HIS charitable foundation & his own "University" to be shutdown for fraudulent behavior, had a financial history soooo bad that 99% of the banks would NOT give him a loan, he's currently accused of over 20 different inappropriate sexual allegations, his personal lawyer and chairman + co-chairman of his political ambitions are currently in prison... THIS man also barebacked a porn 🌟 or two and paid Hush Money to the ladies during an election period, & yet that MUTHERFCKER was made to be the leader of the 🇺🇸 Military after losing the popular vote by over 3 million votes?!
                                                *#Cult45GOP* 🇷🇺

                                                *MicDrop* 🎤💥

                                                *BTW,* Hunter Biden has NOT done nearly what Ivanka & Jared are doing at this moment. Re-Shaping American policies to enrich themselves! *$82 million dollars* into their pockets for *2018* ALONE.
                                                #Patents 🇨🇳 For Ivanka!!!!! ❣️
                                                *Made in CHINA* 🇨🇳
                                                Ohhhh 💩 What happened to the American Farmers, Donald? #FuckEm
                                                *"I made the Deal for Brasil with CHINA."*
                                                🤫🤡🇨🇳💸

                                                • caretta1000
                                                  caretta1000  4 days back

                                                  A family that fly together, stay together.

                                                  • Justin Shim
                                                    Justin Shim  4 days back

                                                    Funny how the threat of a perjury charge can often jog one's memory, isn't it?

                                                    • Jefrey Ptchersr
                                                      Jefrey Ptchersr  4 days back

                                                      listen up yet damn idiot the reason why Democrats are only releasing the transcript to let the public hair with the death McGraw don't want everybody to hear the evil Democrats is so corrupt that would not let the public hear the full transcript they just take out bits and pieces to make Trump look bad that's all you f****** rotten Democrats do is lie and cheat and screwed the American people over Do America a favor all you Democrats and Democrat supporters drop the f*** dead

                                                      • Keira Annunaki
                                                        Keira Annunaki  4 days back

                                                        lol, he'll probably get charged for changing his testimony for saying there was a quid quo pro...

                                                        Here's the Ukraine transcript. https://www.scribd.com/document/427409665/Ukraine-Call-Transcript#from_embed
                                                        Show me where Trump repeatedly threatens Zelensky (7x), that's he's withholding aid unless Zelensky finds dirt on Biden?
                                                        (Schiff lied now, like he lied about Russian collusion 'irrefutable' evidence)

                                                        • Femmie Bot
                                                          Femmie Bot  4 days back

                                                          Weird, I always just assumed that Leno would inherently be the biggest a-hole at every dinner party he attended. I don't know what to think anymore.

                                                          • Dusan Mandic
                                                            Dusan Mandic  4 days back

                                                            Pathetic. Colbert used to be kinda funny

                                                            • Jesse Sanchez
                                                              Jesse Sanchez  4 days back

                                                              It's about tiiiime!!! Lock him up!! Lock him up!!! Lock him up!!!! I'm tired of Trump's dumbass trying and failing to be a good president! He is such a joke, fuck that lying racist

                                                              • E M
                                                                E M  4 days back

                                                                This is so fucked up on so many different levels....
                                                                America, wtf?

                                                                • Samu Gindert
                                                                  Samu Gindert  4 days back

                                                                  Cheers to whoever wrote the Conan-Leno joke! Hilarious

                                                                  • Casey Cividanes
                                                                    Casey Cividanes  4 days back

                                                                    Biden is the one who extorted ukrain to fire a prosecutor

                                                                    • JadenKaye
                                                                      JadenKaye  4 days back

                                                                      Love the Steely Dan reference, Stephen! 👌

                                                                      • wnnalis cioov
                                                                        wnnalis cioov  4 days back

                                                                        nah she's not a "badass librarian" she's the badass Trinity in the matrix.

                                                                        • rdelrosso2001
                                                                          rdelrosso2001  4 days back

                                                                          I am not a "Political Expert", but I notice that whenever a person such as Gordon Sondland testifies against Trump, the President is very quick to "throw him under the bus". So Sondland's "revised" Testimony was greeted by the President's new Press Secretary as "part of the "Fake News Media Deep State" or words to that effect.

                                                                          • Karin Wall
                                                                            Karin Wall  4 days back

                                                                            SONDLAND WAS JUST CONFUSED ON WHICH BRIBERY, EXTORTION, AND HIGH CRIME CONGRESS WAS ASKING ABOUT IN THE FIRST TESTIMONY!!!!!!! #ONEMILLIONDOLLARS

                                                                          • Roger Williams
                                                                            Roger Williams  4 days back

                                                                            #HowLowWillTheDemoratsGo
                                                                            #FakeNewsMedia
                                                                            Mark Meadows: Gordon Sondland's Testimony Does NOT Confirm Quid Pro Quo
                                                                            Julio Rosas | Nov 05, 2019 4:15 PM
                                                                            Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon
                                                                            Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted on Tuesday that despite what many media headlines are reporting with regards to Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony, he did not confirm there was a case of quid pro quo between President Trump and Ukraine.

                                                                            "Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports about Ambassador Sondland's testimony. Here's what he actually said ...
                                                                            1. I did not (and still don't) know why aid was held up
                                                                            2. I 'PRESUMED' it was because of corruption
                                                                            3. I told Yermak my assumption,"
                                                                            said Meadows, who sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

                                                                            Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports about Ambassador Sondland's testimony. Here's what he actually said.

                                                                            1. I did not (and still don't) know why aid was held up
                                                                            2. I "PRESUMED" it was because of corruption
                                                                            3. I told Yermak my assumption

                                                                            See paragraph 4 here: pic.twitter.com/STZ2vtrVsv
                                                                            — Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) November 5, 2019


                                                                            Democrats and the media are seizing on paragraph five of Sondland's update, where he tells Mr. Yermak the aid may not be released without an anti-corruption statement.

                                                                            Even *if* you think this is nefarious... Sondland admits in paragraph FOUR this was based on an assumption! https://t.co/OA7MRn5aGf
                                                                            — Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) November 5, 2019


                                                                            Sondland also told lawmakers when he talked with Trump about Ukraine, Trump told him, "I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. I want Zelensky to do the right thing." 

                                                                            While it does not look good that Sondland assumed the military aid was tied to a public declaration of an investigation, in his own words, he does not know the exact reason why it was initially withheld. In Kurt Volker's testimony, he said there was no “linkage” between a White House meeting and Ukrainian investigations. He also told lawmakers he did not view the delay in aid to be significant because it was eventually given.

                                                                             Sondland's text to former Ambassador Bill Taylor is another indicator that he understood Trump's intentions,

                                                                            "I believe you are incorrect about President Trump's intentions. The president has been crystal clear no quid pro quo's of any kind."

                                                                            "Both transcripts released today show there is even less evidence for this illegitimate impeachment sham than previously thought," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. "Ambassador Sondland squarely states that he 'did not know, (and still does not know) when, why or by whom the aid was suspended.'... By contrast, Volker’s testimony confirms there could not have been a quid pro quo because the Ukrainians did not know about the military aid hold at the time. No amount of salacious media-biased headlines, which are clearly designed to influence the narrative, change the fact that the President has done nothing wrong." 
                                                                            (https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2019/11/05/mark-meadows-sondlands-testimony-does-not-confirm-quid-pro-quo-n2555965 )

                                                                            • Stephen Wise
                                                                              Stephen Wise  4 days back

                                                                              Mr Sonderland having spoken the truth and has learned a valuable lesson can go on in Peace And Harmony that he can be loved by GOD and his Family. Unlike the Reublicants likely are going to be proven as Liars.

                                                                              • Point Dexter
                                                                                Point Dexter  4 days back

                                                                                Trump is that rare cross between the witless Dubya and Satan replacement Dick Cheney.

                                                                                • neejoy sola
                                                                                  neejoy sola  4 days back

                                                                                  DJT - A lesson in the traits of a narcissist.

                                                                                  • Mike Jones
                                                                                    Mike Jones  4 days back

                                                                                    Quid pro quo.
                                                                                    This for that.
                                                                                    Investigation for aide.
                                                                                    Quid pro quo.

                                                                                    • Relaxation Station
                                                                                      Relaxation Station  4 days back

                                                                                      Much like dedicated Nazis, staunch Trump supporters have completely unwittingly been convinced that The Hideously Corrupt Trump Presidency, and the entertwined Global Populist Movement, is a last stand of sorts for the white race.

                                                                                      These subtle and covert white supremacists have been convinced that the world has become far too diverse and they have been made to believe that a global economy is a proposition in which they are losing so they dream of taking the world backward to an imaginary time when whites supposedly had all of the social, economic and industrial advantages as opposed to forward to a time when everyone on earth is able to put all of our heads together to solve the world's greatest challenges!

                                                                                      And they secretly dream and covertly scheme to bring all of the white races global military, industrial and economic resources together to make one grand push to accomplish white global conquest before other races are able to achieve the same levels of military, industrial and economic capabilities. Hence, the sudden obsession with having major political and economic ties to Russia who adopted these global white supremacist ideals from Nazi Germany when Russia successfully invaded and conquered Nazi Germany and captured, meticulously analyzed and inevitably adopted Nazi Germany's ideals as its own.

                                                                                      White Supremacist ideologies are invariably hollow and likewise invariably sell to woefully inconsiderate and unthinking people.

                                                                                      The ideology that is often referred to as "White Genocide," which would far more accurately be described as "White Self-genocide" is an excellent example of this.

                                                                                      The halfbaked, completely nitwit ideology of White Genocide asserts the idea that, the white race has a zero birthrate which mathematically projects the white birthrate to be so low that the white race is mathematically theorized to eventually cease to exist and it is further theorized that everytime that, invariably, a white woman has a child with a non-white, idyllically a black man, then she is theoretically committing genocide against the white race because she has become a participant in a totally non-existent Negro Plot to completely eliminate the white race.

                                                                                      Now of course, being astoundingly hideous and totally inconceivable inconsiderate none of these White Genocide Propagandists have even remotely considered the fact that white women in particular and white people in general by far spend exponentially more money on birth control, medical self-sterilization (in the form of tube ties and hysterectomies) and by far spend more money globally on adopting, all too often kidnapped and / human trafficked, non-white children as opposed to birthing their own white children and exponentially more money on idiotic ideas like Other-hood (as opposed to motherhood) parenting like becoming cat and dog moms and dads instead of birthing and raising white children of their own, than non-white people ever thought of...

                                                                                      These modern self-sterilization and alternative parenting and family trends are in fact by far do exponentially more to lower the white birthrate than white women having children, whom could easily become white again in a second generation, with men of other races, not to mention legions of white women absolutely refusing to have white children at all, which is something that white people are wholly and solely doing to themselves as a race.

                                                                                      Let us remember that, even though Hitler was able to convince several generations of so-called Aryans to proudly die completely needlessly as Nazis, even Hitler himself and the entire Nazi Propaganda Machine was not able to successfully convince white people to breed and birth the military fodder that was projected to have been needed to fight an infinite war for global conquest... Simply because, mass-human reproduction is just not a white thing, not even a totally government assisted and financed white supremacist thing.

                                                                                      This is in fact what Trump and his influencer and covert financier underworld Russia has over President Trump and his GOP Cultists!

                                                                                      • neejoy sola
                                                                                        neejoy sola  4 days back

                                                                                        for a straight man he is more vicious than 5 drag queens together 🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                                                    • ari1234a
                                                                                      ari1234a  4 days back

                                                                                      So, Uuh What are consequences to Trump if House impeaches him ?

                                                                                      • Dusty Trails
                                                                                        Dusty Trails  4 days back

                                                                                        Where are the trump trolls? I scrolled & scrolled. I guess you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing "fake news" too much.

                                                                                        • Linda Martin
                                                                                          Linda Martin  4 days back

                                                                                          No, the Repub. senators will lie down and roll over, while repeating the mantra, “I see no evil, say no evil, hear no evil, but I will vote for evil”.

                                                                                          • Amanda Schmidt
                                                                                            Amanda Schmidt  4 days back

                                                                                            Jade kegel egg 😂😂😂