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

Multiple guests on the Sunday morning political talk shows weighed in on the expected testimony of U.S. Ambassador the European Union Gordon Sondland, who is expected to appear on Capitol Hill this week as part of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

 

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House Intel Democrat: Sondland's testimony will show 'solicitation of a bribe'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Rep. Sean Maloney (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 Himes (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 Murphy (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 Stewart (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 Scalise (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 Biden'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 Pelosi (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 Turner (R-Ohio), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that President Trump's tweet about former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch 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 Jordan (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 Johnson (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 Patrick (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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