It was ironic that Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland used the word “humble” to describe himself in his opening statement on the fourth day of public impeachment hearings.
This was a virtue he said his parents took care to instill in him, and kudos to him for recognizing its importance at least enough to mention it.
But humility is the one quality missing from this impeachment process and the one quality most essential to a functioning society…
But when Schiff asserted that Trump wanted Ukraine to perform investigations “that would help his re-election campaign” Sondland replied, “I can’t characterize why he wanted them.”
Over and over Sondland, disappointed, “I never heard from President Trump that aid was conditioned on an announcement of an investigation.”
“Trump never told me directly … He did not ever have a conversation with me about the aid.”
“When I asked him, ‘What do you want from Ukraine,’ he said, ‘I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelinsky to do the right thing.’ ”