Nancy Pelosi thought the political currents were running smoothly in favor of impeachment.
Democrats believed Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor provided the smoking gun that was the final nail in Trump’s political coffin.
But then Nancy Pelosi looked on in horror as this devastating leak was the bad news she dreaded.
Democrats and the Fake News Media cheered when Ambassador Taylor told them that European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland told him that Donald Trump conditioned any military aid to Ukraine based on that country launching an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden.
To Trump’s opponents, it represented the key piece of evidence they’d been waiting for.
However, the reality is Taylor’s testimony was just another dud.
Taylor and Sondland only speculated why the aid was withheld.
Neither man had any direct knowledge of a quid pro quo.
The associate, in the first comments from Sondland’s camp since Taylor’s damaging testimony, told POLITICO that Sondland and Taylor had speculated together about Trump’s potential motivations but had not reached any definitive conclusion. The associate also said Sondland and Taylor did not grasp that a reference to the gas company Burisma was in fact a reference to Hunter Biden.
The comments underscore Sondland’s eagerness to draw a line between himself and the president in the rapidly-unfolding scandal.
“It appears that Sondland … and Taylor disagree only on whether Sondland knew that there was a linkage in aid,” said the associate. “On all other points (that they wanted the aid restored, wanted a WH visit for [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky, didn’t want to have to deal with Rudy [Giuliani], etc.) they are aligned.”
“I think Sondland would say that, like everyone, they speculated about the aid linkage, but never knew,” the associate continued. “No one, least of all Taylor, suggests that Sondland had any role in the aid cutoff; the only question is whether Sondland had heard that from Trump (or Volker or Giuliani).”
Taylor’s testimony was another bombshell that fizzled out.
And that’s been the story of this phony Ukraine scandal from day one.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.