Ambassador Handpicked by Trump Confirms ‘Quid Pro Quo’

A former hotelier who landed a big diplomatic post following a $1 million donation to President Trump’s inaugural committee, Ambassador Gordon Sondland took a startling about-face Wednesday as he confirmed a “quid pro quo” directed by Trump and executed by the president’s attorney Rudy Giuliani.

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Yovanovitch Testimony to Amp Heat on Giuliani’s Influence

Ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, a central figure in the impeachment inquiry who was abruptly removed from her post, will tell the public for the first time on Friday what she privately described as a “concerted campaign” by President Donald Trump’s attorney and fixer Rudy Giuliani to discredit her.

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Ambassador to Ukraine Was Warned to ‘Watch My Back’

It started with a warning to watch her back, that people were “looking to hurt” her. It escalated into a chilling campaign to fire her as President Donald Trump and his allies angled in Eastern Europe for political advantage at home, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House investigators.

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Amid Ukraine Inquiry, Congress Puts Pressure on Trump and Turkey

A Purple Heart-toting veteran, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth has a string of missions targeting U.S.-Turkish relations in the Trump era. “I need to make sure that decisions that the commander-in-chief makes are ones that ultimate put the security of our nation first and the well-being of our troops second,” Duckworth emphasized. “And I wonder if that’s what’s happening here.”

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Former WH Aide: John Bolton Called Giuliani a ‘Hand Grenade’

National security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed by Rudy Giuliani’s back-channel activities in Ukraine that he described President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a “hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up,” according to a former White House aide.

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