Coons on Sondland’s Testimony: ‘This Isn’t a Never Trumper... This Is Someone Who Was a Big Trump Supporter’
COONS: "Well, I think the development last week of Roger Stone being sentenced for lying to the FBI and to Congress will put even more pressure on Ambassador Gordon Sondland. I'll remind you, this isn’t a never Trumper, this isn’t part of the alleged deep state, this is someone who was a big Trump supporter, a major donor with a direct line to the White House. What I think is important for folks to keep in mind is this isn’t one phone call between President Trump and President Zelensky. What we’ve heard in public testimony last week is this was clearly an orchestrated campaign largely led by Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s private attorney, and by Gordon Sondland, a political appointee as ambassador to E.U., who frankly had no business running a parallel private foreign policy that was designed to benefit President Trump politically."