Amigos Adjacent: Sondland's logic remains fuzzy

Apparently Sondland did more perjury yesterday, aided by Tim Morrison, as this tweet thread by Susan Simpson reveals. Perhaps if supporting materials weren’t being withheld, we could “get to the bottom of it”. Trump’s dramatic reading is simply another audition tape for the Masked Singer. The Gordon problem continues, much like his and Volker’s bogus…

Arms for Dirt: were the Amigos and Shreks only stooges

Greg Sargent at WaPo writes about the potential for a GOP frame that makes Gordon Sondland the mastermind of the Arms for Dirt plot, rather than Trump. And what deal will Rudy try to make, considering the looming SDNY criminal investigation. Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is now getting accused by at least one Trump…

Arms for Dirt is worse because Trump and the amigos nearly got away with it

The Arms for Dirt whistleblower has, like Christopher Steele and his dossier, yet to be proven wrong, and yet considerable effort has been spent on trying to discredit them. Several times during today’s hearings attempts were made to try to insert the whistleblower into the proceedings. The reasons are mainly punitive, considering how the laws…

Two of Three Amigos: Volker/Sondland transcripts from House depositions

The Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker transcripts from House depositions are available: Read Gordon Sondland’s testimony here: intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/… Read Kurt Volker’s testimony here: intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/… (CNN) House Democrats on Tuesday released excerpts of the transcripts of their closed-door depositions with former US Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker and US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon…

the Three Amigos plus Rudy, are now in more trouble after the Vindman testimony

Rudy and the “three amigos” (Volker, Sondland, Perry) seem now more exposed after the building depositions that destroyed GOP process objections. And then there’s Pence who will be revealed to know more, as well as Mulvaney. NEW: Vindman’s testimony appears to contradict Rick Perry's ardent denials that he ever heard the Bidens discussed as part of…