Some of you may, like me, have become so addicted to newsbreaks that you cannot get through a Sunday without a fix. Here is today’s:
You will recall in the text message dump [last week’s news] one rather formal text message from Sondland to Taylor [EU Ambassador, Acting Ukraine Ambassador] in which, after Taylor texts that it is crazy to hold up aid until Zelensky agrees to investigate the Bidens, Sondland replies that there was no quid pro quo. Trump trumpeted Sondland’s text as proof that the whole matter was a hoax. Keen-eyed commentators noticed a 5 ½ hour gap between the two messages.
Now the Washington Post and the New York Times are reporting that when Sondland appears before several committees this week [and he will appear], he will testify that during that interim he called Trump and was told to say what he did, that he has no independent knowledge that it is true, that he can only testify that Trump told him to say it.
I believe the conventional response is that “the wheels are coming off the bus” and “the rats are deserting the sinking ship.”