In contrast to Volker and Morrison, who looked deeply uncomfortable through much of yesterday's testimony, Sondland has appeared jolly and at ease much of the time today. He seems to be having the time of his life.
Sondland: "Morrison ready to get dates as soon as Yermak confirms." Volker: "Excellent!! How did you sway him?" S: "I'm not sure I did, I think POTUS really wants the deliverable." HPSCI counsel: "What do you mean there?" Sondland: "The commitment to do the investigations."
We will now hear from Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison. Volker has testified no president should ever ask a foreign leader to interfere in a US election. Morrison will confirm Sondland told the Ukrainians they needed to do so to get vital aid. These are GOP-requested witnesses.
My Republican colleagues argue that aid is held up all the time, for all sorts of reasons. I asked Volker and Morrison if they had ever seen military aid withheld because a president wanted investigations into a political rival. Volker: "No, I have not seen that" Morrison: "No"
Volker / Morrison seem like they’re playing babe in the woods. That they didn’t know what was going on. That it was all rudy and sondland. That they didnt understand the interest in biden/ burisma. Ukraine experts? Seems questionable.
MUST WATCH ⬇ NUNES: “Did anyone ever ask you to bribe or extort anyone at any time during your time in the White House?” MORRISON: “No, sir.” NUNES: “Did anyone at the White House ever ask you to bribe or extort anything out of anyone at any time?” VOLKER: “No, sir.”
THE ONLY WITNESSES THAT MATTER: Morrison and Volker BOTH: - Spoke with Trump - Were on Ukraine call - Both have firsthand knowledge of Ukraine decisions BOTH TESTIFY UNDER OATH: - No bribery/quid pro quo - Aide not held up as a bargaining chip BOTH DESTROY Dems entire case: