I thought this Post explainer was a good round up of the whole Ukraine mess for non-addicts, including Sondland’s role. It might shock you to know that a guy who gave a million bucks to Trump’s inaguration is an asshole:
In Brussels, Sondland garnered a reputation for his truculent manner and fondness for the trappings of privilege. He peppered closed-door negotiations with four-letter words. He carried a wireless buzzer into meetings at the U.S. Mission that enabled him to silently summon support staff to refill his teacup.
Sondland seemed to chafe at the constraints of his assignment. He traveled for meetings in Israel, Romania and other countries with little or no coordination with other officials. He acquired a reputation for being indiscreet, and was chastised for using his personal phone for state business, officials said.
Clearly, the pressures of being male, upper-class, white and rich were tough for Sondland. Even so, he’s not fucking crazy: he’s testifying on Tuesday. The bottom line is none of these more minor players are going to jail for Trump, and that’s bad news.
This also looks like a pretty good resource for those who don’t want to ingest every single morsel of impleachment news: impeachment.fyi.