Gordon Sondland (remember that asshole?) is suing the government and Pompeo:
President Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, is suing former secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the U.S. government for $1.8 million to compensate for legal fees incurred during the 2019 House impeachment probe.
The suit, filed Monday in federal court in the District of Columbia, alleges that Pompeo reneged on his promise that the State Department would cover the fees after Sondland delivered bombshell testimony accusing Trump and his aides of pressuring the government of Ukraine to investigate then presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter in exchange for military aid.
How the hell can any person who isn’t a multi-millionaire serve in government? I don’t know if $1.8 million is ridiculously high for a couple of months of representation, but even if it is double or triple what a reasonable defense would cost, most people don’t have 6 figures worth of cash lying around to pay lawyers. I frankly don’t care about Gordon Sondland, but if Republicans get into power in the House or Senate and decide to BENGHAZI! a bunch of Biden appointees, it’s going to make a lot of competent people think twice about serving in government. If Republicans take the White House in 2024, nobody in the executive branch is going to reimburse former Biden appointees as they’re called before committees trying to determine if Major shit on the carpet in the Oval Office, or whatever other nonsense they dream up.
(Just to be clear: I’m talking about Sondland’s legal fees, not Pompeo’s legal jeopardy.)