The left wants you to ignore that there is 34 minutes between those cut and pasted texts like nothing else was said during that time.
OK, but thereâ€™s another problem with a different exchange. â€œAs I said on the phone, I think itâ€™s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,â€ wrote Taylor.
Nearly five hours later, Sondland responded with a formal-sounding statement that could be seen as attempting to cover for any potential illicit behavior from the White House and ends communication via text.
â€œBill, I believe you are incorrect about President Trumpâ€™s intentions,â€ wrote Sondland. â€œThe President has been crystal clear no quid pro quoâ€™s of any kind. The President is trying to evaluate whether Ukraine is truly going to adopt the transparency and reforms that President Zelensky promised during his campaign I suggest we stop the back and forth by text If you still have concerns I recommend you give Lisa Kenna or S a call to discuss them directly. Thanks.â€
Sondland said â€˜call meâ€™ and that is exactly what Taylor did. There was obviously something in that conversation that bothered Taylor, because he referred to it, in the text. There was a five hour gap in his response to Taylor and a couple news outlets are reporting that in that timeframe, Sondland spoke directly with Trump. Sondland is a bit out of his area, since Ukraine is not part of the EU. Is it an obvious, damning CYA exchange? Not quite, but itâ€™s also not exactly a â€˜nothing to see here,â€™ either. Two news organizations have now confirmed a New York Times report about a phone call between Trump and Sondland on Sept. 9, apparently giving Sondland talking points on the issue, which was the impetus for the investigation by the House Intelligence Committee.
-snip- On Tuesday, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reported that during the five hours between texts, Sondland was in phone contact with Trump. The New York Times also reported the conversation last week. Sondland is not a career diplomat but a businessman, the founder and chairman of the Provenance chain of hotels, and a Republican donor who contributed $1 million to the Trump inauguration before his appointment.https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-sondland-phone-call-texts-impeachment-200820883.html