This week, the House Intelligence Committee interviewed a number of White House officials connected to Donald Trump and Ukraine. UN Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony was especially important. Democrats thought that Sondland proved there was quid pro quo. Republicans, including Trump, felt that the ambassador had exonerated him.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, though, felt that Sondland’s testimony should not be considered by lawmakers at all. The fierce Trump defended says that the interview should be invalidated due to the ambassador’s behavior, which included “inappropriate smirking.”
During her Saturday show, Justice with Judge Jeanine, Pirro claimed that Sondland is actually a “deep state bureaucrat.” The ambassador was given his position by the President after giving $1 million to Trump’s Inauguration Campaign.
According to Pirro, “Everything he said was contradicted by the facts. The aid was delivered. There was no meeting. No call, no announcement of an investigation. No quid pro quo.”
She then commented on the behavior and body language of the official. “His testimony is not only canceled by the facts, but by his demeanor, his arrogance and his inappropriate smirking making it clear he, like many deep state bureaucrats, is not a fan of the president,” she said.
Sondland has been a life long Republican who has regularly donated large sums of money to candidates like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.
Donald Trump, while denying that he knew Sondland well, was still complimentary. The President told reporters, “I don’t know him very well. I have not spoken to him much. This is not a man I know well. He seems like a nice guy, though.”
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