U.S. ambassador could tie president directly to effort to persuade Ukraine to help him

Democrats are expected to question Gordon Sondland, the millionaire Republican donor-turned- ambassador, on inconsistencies between his testimony and that of a growing number of witnesses.
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He is the ambassador to the European Union.
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The 5 questions Sondland needs to answer

At the very least, Gordon Sondland’s diplomatic inexperience and tendency to go rogue threatened to muddle U.S. policy toward Ukraine.
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His testimony: The contradictions and discrepancies

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union will be on the hot seat today. Here's how his testimony differs from that of other witnesses.
A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a military drone during night combat against Russia-backed separatists. (Getty Images)
A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a military drone during night combat against Russia-backed separatists. (Getty Images)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, second from right, and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, pointing, observe drills. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, second from right, and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, pointing, observe drills. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Activists gather outside the Ukrainian president’s office on Oct. 29 to protest the withdrawal of Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk region. (Getty Images)
Activists gather outside the Ukrainian president’s office on Oct. 29 to protest the withdrawal of Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk region. (Getty Images)

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