Gordon Sondland

American businessman and diplomat

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Gordon Sondland: American businessman and diplomat
Gordon David Sondland is an American diplomat and businessperson. He served as the United States Ambassador to the European Union from 2018 to 2020. Sondland is also the founder and former chairman of Provenance Hotels. In November 2019, Sondland testified as a witness at the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. He was fired by Trump on February 7, 2020, two days after the conclusion of Trump's impeachment trial.


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Republican Senators Tried to Stop Trump From Firing Impeachment Witness

A handful of senators reached out to the White House to warn the president not to dismiss Gordon D. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union who testified in the House hearings. But Mr. Trump.. - Published

Two days after his acquittal, Trump ousts two star impeachment witnesses

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday ousted the two witnesses who provided the most damaging testimony during his impeachment investigation: Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and..
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Trump ousts two officials who testified against him in impeachment

Two days after President Donald Trump's impeachment acquittal, his administration on Friday ousted two officials - Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union..
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U.S. Ambassador to EU Sondland says Trump intends to recall him from his post

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who testified in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, said on Friday that Trump intends to recall him from his post.
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Gordon Sondland got it wrong, the president’s lawyers said.

The president’s lawyers insist that the ambassador to the European Union may have assumed there was a connection between security aid and the investigations but that he was wrong. - Published

11/20/19: Red and Blue

Sondland implicates Pres. Trump in 'Quid Pro Quo'; First Dem debate since public impeachment hearings
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Gordon Sondland: US ambassador to EU accused of sexual misconduct

gordon sondland: us ambassador to eu accused of sexual misconduct
All three women said Mr Sondland retaliated against them professionally after they rejected his sexual advances - by verbally abusing them at their workplace, reneging on a promised investment, and..
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Three Women Accuse Gordon Sondland of Sexual Misconduct, Report Says

The publication of the allegations came a week after Mr. Sondland testified before Congress in the impeachment proceedings. - Published Also reported by •CBS News

After impeachment hearings, Samantha Bee anticipates Gordon Sondland's new reality TV show

What should you know about the last days of testimony? The late-night comics sum everything up in Best of Late Night. - Published

Democrats wrap monumental week of hearings with an eye on drafting articles of impeachment

democrats wrap monumental week of hearings with an eye on drafting articles of impeachment
(CNN)A version of this story appears in CNN's Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. House Democrats wrapped up one of the most monumental weeks on Capitol Hill..
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11/21: CBS Evening News

Fiona Hill says Sondland sent on "political errand" in Ukraine; 2 men run 500 mile marathon to raise awareness of veteran suicides
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Gordon Sondland's testimony compared to John Dean in Watergate

EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony is being compared to John Dean's from Watergate. Boston University professor Thomas Whelan joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" with more on what some are calling..
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Fiona Hill says Sondland sent on "political errand" in Ukraine

A top White House adviser told Congress Thursday she knew attempts to pressure Ukraine would "blow up." Fiona Hill also said she warned Ambassador Gordon Sondland he was carrying out a "political..
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Holmes says Sondland "showed indiscretion" in call with Trump

Republican Congressman Mike Conway pressed State Department official David Holmes over his recollection of the phone call between Ambassador Gordon Sondland and President Trump, accusing him of..
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Hill says "it was clear that Burisma was code for the Bidens"

National Security Council expert Fiona Hill testified on Thursday that Ambassador Gordon Sondland's reference to an investigation into Burisma, the gas company Hunter Biden once sat on the board of,..
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Hill says Sondland was carrying out a "domestic political errand"

National Security Council expert Fiona Hill explained during her testimony Thursday that she became frustrated with Ambassador Gordon Sondland because he did not communicate with her or her State..
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Sondland implicates Trump in quid pro quo, says he "followed the directions of the president"

U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland testified in Wednesday's public hearing that President Trump was involved in a quid pro quo scheme to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations. The..
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Why A$AP Rocky keeps coming up in impeachment hearings

State Department official David Holmes testified that Ambassador Sondland told Trump to "play the racism card" when it came to A$AP Rocky's case
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Diplomat says he overheard Trump-Sondland call

A Foreign Service officer says he overheard a phone call between President Donald Trump and a U.S. ambassador in which they discussed investigations requested of Ukraine. (Nov. 21) - Published

Homes says Trump and Sondland talked about A$AP Rocky

In his testimony at the impeachment hearing Thursday, State Department official David Holmes described hearing President Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland discuss the case of rapper A$AP Rocky, who..
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Holmes says he heard Trump ask Sondland about "investigation"

David Holmes, a U.S. State Department official in Ukraine, described during his testimony on Thursday the call he overheard between Ambassador Gordon Sondland and President Trump. According to Holmes,..
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Bombshell testimony from Gordon Sondland; Democrats debate for 5th time

Watch Part 1 of "CBS This Morning": After Gordon Sondland's bombshell testimony Wednesday, two more key witnesses will testify in the Trump impeachment inquiry Thursday. Also, the Democratic..
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Fallout from Gordon Sondland’s impeachment testimony

The public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry continue Thursday with testimony from a former National Security Council official and a State Department employee. They follow Ambassador to the EU..
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2 key witnesses to testify in impeachment hearings Thursday

New revelations are expected in Thursday’s impeachment testimonies, after Gordon Sondland, President Trump's hand-picked EU ambassador, said there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. But Trump and other..
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Eye Opener: Bombshell testimony from the ambassador to the EU

Ambassador Gordon Sondland implicates President Trump and other top administration officials in a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Also, Democrats unite over impeachment, while clashing on who has the right..
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Sondland says Pompeo knew of "quid pro quo"

Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday that a number of people, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, knew of a "quid pro quo" in regards to Ukraine investigations. CBS News state..
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Eric Trump uses father's impeachment hearing to promote his wine

eric trump uses father's impeachment hearing to promote his wine
Eric Trump reacted to damning testimony against his father at the impeachment hearings by promoting the family wine business. The US president’s second son tweeted on Wednesday that it was “a..
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Sondland's impeachment testimony proves Trump foreign policy is run by corrupt clowns

Gordon Sondland is a political appointee with no experience or skill in diplomacy. Donald Trump's diplomatic amateur hour is dangerous for America. - Published

Gordon Sondland makes splash as unlikely star witness in Trump impeachment inquiry

Gordon Sondland, a businessman-turned-ambassador, had a starkly different demeanor than that of others who testified in the Trump impeachment inquiry. - Published

Sondland Says He Followed Trump’s Orders to Pressure Ukraine

The United States ambassador to the European Union told the impeachment inquiry his efforts to press Ukraine to announce investigations were ordered by President Trump, and top officials knew. - Published

Rick Santorum smacked down for claiming Sondland testimony helped Trump

rick santorum smacked down for claiming sondland testimony helped trump
On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s “Cuomo...
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'Mr. Giuliani’s Requests Were a Quid Pro Quo.' Gordon Sondland Testifies in Trump Impeachment Inquiry

'mr. giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo.' gordon sondland testifies in trump impeachment inquiry
Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified on Wednesday that he and other U.S. officials were working at the “direction of the President” when they cooperated with Rudy..
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Trump's 'Gordon problem' becomes impeachment bombshell

trump's 'gordon problem' becomes impeachment bombshell
Gordan Sondland couldn't always get President Donald Trump on the phone. Trump now says he barely knows the guy. But for a time, when they did talk, they spoke in naughty words and explicitly discussed..
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In an Echo of Watergate and John Dean, an Adviser Points to Trump

Testimony by Gordon D. Sondland gave Democrats the crisp, accusatory lines they sought. But Republicans elicited an account of one conversation that they hope will help exonerate President Trump. - Published

Impeachment Briefing: What Happened in Sondland’s Hearing

Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, delivered extraordinary testimony implicating the president and a group of top officials. - Published

Impeachment hearing: Speier, Conaway spar during Sondland testimony

"The president of the United States has five Pinocchios on a daily basis, so let's not go there," Jackie Speier said during Wednesday's hearing. - Published

How well does Trump know $1 million donors like Gordon Sondland? Some are now his employees

Gordon Sondland was among a few dozen donors who gave $1 million or more to Trump's inauguration, a group that included sports team owners and investors. - Published

Impeachment hearings: Sondland points finger at key figures

The US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, points the finger at Republicans in his testimony.
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Is Gordon Sondland the star witness for Democrats?

President Trump's hand-picked ambassador to the European Union sent shock waves across the capitol with bombshell testimony in the impeachment inquiry. So is he the star witness Democrats hoped for?..
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Gordon Sondland implicates Trump officials in "quid pro quo" scheme

The U.S. mbassador to the European Union implicated President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a "quid pro quo" scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. Sondland said "everyone..
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Trump distances himself from Sondland after bombshell testimony

President Trump watched some of the most explosive testimony by Gordon Sondland and told reporters it exonerated him. Several members of his cabinet also cited by the ambassador, including Vice..
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Trump says Gordon Sondland's testimony was "fantastic"

President Trump called U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland's testimony "fantastic," adding that the whistleblower is "fake." The president spoke Wednesday afternoon while touring an Apple factory..
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Sondland dropped bombs while also defusing them

Ambassador Sondland testified that President Trump told him 'no quid pro quo,' writes Jessica Anderson, vice president of Heritage Action for America. - Published

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Here's the latest for Wednesday, November 20: Sondland testifies he worked at the direction of Trump; President says impeachment should end; Prince Andrew steps back due to Epstein links; New York to.. - Published

Sondland admits Trump benefits from Biden probe

Near the end of Wednesday's first impeachment hearing, Ambassador Gordon Sondland clashed with New York Rep. Sean Maloney about who would benefit from a Ukraine investigation of the Bidens. Sondland's.. - Published

White House: Sondland testimony 'exonerates' Trump

The White House seized on one portion of the testimony from U.S. envoy Gordon Sondland during a House of Representatives' impeachment hearing on Wednesday and said it "completely exonerates" President..
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