Yeah, this seems significant:
🚨Fiona Hill describes this scene:
In a White House meeting, Sondland tells Ukrainians they will get a Trump meeting if they open the investigations Trump wants. Then, Sondland follows the Ukrainians out of the meeting to privately make clear he's talking about Hunter Biden.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 15, 2019
Of course, the key GOP talking point for the past two weeks has been “no quid pro quo” — and they’ve repeated it ad nauseam.
That seems to be out the window now.
And, of course, we all know that Trump was holding up aid to Ukraine as leverage against its government — not because Trump is suddenly concerned about “corruption.”
The Trump administration appears to have been holding two things over the head of Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, as it demanded investigations into both the Bidens and the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation. One was military aid, which Trump held up until late summer. The other was a potential face-to-face meeting between Trump and Zelensky, something the new Ukrainian government seemed to want badly in order to showcase its close relationship with the United States.
Corrupt to the core. That’s our Trumpy.