Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Sondland ahead of impeachment inquiry testimony

Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Sondland ahead of impeachment inquiry testimony
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Multiple guests on the Sunday morning political talk shows weighed in on the expected testimony of U.S. Ambassador the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandFive takeaways from Parnas's Maddow interview Giuliani pushes to join Trump impeachment defense team: report Pompeo to visit Ukraine amid impeachment drama MORE, who is expected to appear on Capitol Hill this week as part of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE.

Republican guests also defended the president, who last week attacked a witness on Twitter as she testified publicly in the probe.

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House Intel Democrat: Sondland's testimony will show 'solicitation of a bribe'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Rep. Sean MaloneySean Patrick MaloneyAudience cheers Maloney for getting Sondland to say he assumes Trump 'would benefit' from investigation into Bidens Applause breaks out after Vindman says he's not worried about testifying because 'this is America' Live coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings MORE (D-N.Y.) said Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony will show President Trump participated in the “solicitation of a bribe.”
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'I don't think it blows a hole in the case' if Sondland testifies there was no quid pro quo, Himes says
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesTwitter users invoke Merrick Garland after McConnell, Graham comments on impeachment trial Pelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers This week: Impeachment inquiry moves to Judiciary Committee MORE (D-Conn.), a top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that Democrats’ case against President Trump would not necessarily collapse if Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies this week that there was no quid pro quo in the release of military aid to Ukraine.
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Murphy: Sondland has to decide if his loyalty is to America or Trump
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocrats request briefing on intel behind Trump's embassy threat claim US citizen dies in Egyptian prison after hunger strike President Trump's strike of choice MORE (D-Conn.) said Sunday that Gordon Sondland has to decide if his loyalty is to the country or to President Trump as the U.S. ambassador to the European Union prepares to testify publicly on Wednesday as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
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GOP rep on impeachment: 'I think the evidence is crumbling'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartGOP lawmaker offering bill protecting LGBTQ rights with religious exemptions House GOP wants Senate Republicans to do more on impeachment How House Republicans have stayed unified on impeachment MORE (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that he thinks the evidence for impeaching President Trump “is crumbling” after the first week of public hearings. 
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Scalise: Trump wouldn't have sold Ukraine missiles if he only cared about Biden investigations
BY ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseTrump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' Republicans criticize Pelosi for gifting pens used to sign impeachment articles The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment trial a week away; debate night MORE (R-La.) on Sunday pushed back against claims by witnesses in the House’s impeachment inquiry that President Trump's only concern in Ukraine was securing an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE’s son, citing as evidence the fact that the White House sold the country Javelin missiles.
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Pelosi: 'I find it a waste of my time' to 'just be talking about what Republicans say'
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Trump chooses high-profile but controversial legal team Trump: Impeachment timing intended to hurt Sanders MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday she found it a “waste of time” to continually respond to Republicans' remarks on impeachment.
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House Intelligence Republican: Trump Yovanovitch tweet 'not witness intimidation'
BY REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Mike TurnerMichael Ray TurnerCNN analyst says GOP lawmaker 'mansplained' to her on-air Meadows says Republican colleagues 'wrong' for suggesting Trump's phone call was inappropriate Republicans preview impeachment defense strategy MORE (R-Ohio), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that President Trump's tweet about former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchHouse Democrats release second batch of Parnas materials Republicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Pompeo to investigate charges of surveillance against Yovanovitch MORE while she testified in the impeachment inquiry last week was not witness intimidation. 
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Jordan pushes back on questions about whether he is 'comfortable' with requesting Biden investigation
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump's legal team gets set for impeachment trial Five lingering questions as impeachment heads to Senate Graham: Not 'wise' for House Republicans to serve on Trump trial team MORE (R-Ohio) on Sunday pushed back on questions about whether it was appropriate for President Trump to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, pointing to the fact that the requested probe “didn’t happen.”
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Johnson: I'm writing a letter to 'lay out what I know' about Ukraine aid
BY REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHillicon Valley: Barr asks Apple to unlock Pensacola shooter's phone | Tech industry rallies behind Google in Supreme Court fight | Congress struggles to set rules for cyber warfare with Iran | Blog site Boing Boing hacked Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran Senators set for briefing on cyber threats from Iran MORE (R-Wis.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he will lay out in a letter his telling of events related to the foreign aid to Ukraine that was held up and is now a central part of the impeachment inquiry.
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Murphy: Ukrainians always going to 'try and put a good spin on this'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday Ukrainian officials are going to "try and put a good spin" on interactions with President Trump as the country is still reliant on the U.S. for its safety. 
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Patrick says he won't stop super PAC funding for his 2020 campaign
BY REBECCA KLAR 
 
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickDeval Patrick knocks lack of diversity in Democratic debate Democratic Party boss pushes back on criticism: Debate rules 'very transparent,' 'very inclusive' Booker: Diversity, perception of fairness 'critically important' for Democrats in 2020 race MORE (D) said he's willing to accept Super PAC money for his presidential bid as a way to catch up to his primary opponents after his late entry in the race. 
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