The former GOP donor emerges as Trump's main contact point with Ukrainian officials when the president called for an investigation by former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival.
Other witnesses have testified that Sondland had a direct line to the president, saying that Trump's relations with Ukraine were all about his own political advantage.
So Sondland faces a dilemma ̵
However, Sondland is not the only witness to be able to damage the President's case this week. It is expected that at least eight current and former officials will testify in a dramatic week of television broadcasts that are likely to enrage Trump and tie him more directly to the plan to circumvent the official US foreign policy channels in order to put pressure on Ukraine.
Trump beat Williams in a tweet as Part of a band of "Never Trumpers that I do not know and have never heard of." Pence's office refused to defend Williams – a spokeswoman who seemed to downplay her importance to the vice president by saying she is a servant on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The "is not alright"
"The President of the United States should not even be on the phone call with the president of another country and raise his political opponent."
Nevertheless, Turner argued that there was no return or smoking weapon that could lead to the president leaving office. His comments reflect the uncomfortable situation Republicans are facing, as more and more evidence contradicts the White House's claim that nothing is under control.
Trump has already warned his party against pursuing a faceless approach in which the legislature could do so criticize his behavior, but argue that it does not conform to the constitutional standard for impeachment.
So far, there is no indication that Trump's Republican firewall is collapsing in the democratically run House or the Senate, where a two-thirds majority would be needed to convict and dismiss him following impeachment.
Only "Never trumpeter"?
A new line of defense for the president is that anyone criticize his behavior is only a dissatisfied bureaucrat who has never accepted him as president.
Steve Scalise, whip of a House minority whip, proposed on Fox News Sunday that those who criticized the president were witnesses selected by the House Committee Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff to look like Trump to leave bad.
"There are a lot of people who have worked in the Trump administration and who have very opposite views and who were not allowed to report," Scalise said.
But while the White House targets Foreign National Service and current and former National Security Council officials who testified, Trump did not allow senior political staff – including acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney – to testify.
Democrats want to question Mulvaney about the delay in military aid to Ukraine at a time when Trump relied on the country's new government to investigate Biden.
The Democrats tried on Sunday to turn the heat on the president by arguing that he could clarify any issues and complaints about the trial by appearing on Capitol Hill itself.
As they do The Republicans Announced Reported Ukraine Comments The Foreign Minister said that the government had not told Kiev that there was a connection between the US aid's delay of nearly $ 400 million and the need for it give an examination of Biden.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut told CNN that the Ukrainians – involved in a desperate struggle with separatists with Russian backing – had an incentive to downplay American pressure.
" You will not accuse the President of blackmailing. They are currently dependent on the goodwill of Trump to protect their land.
Morrison said he had witnessed a conversation between Sondland and high-ranking Ukrainian official Andriy Yermak in Poland.
The US envoy of the European Union told him he suggested that Ukrainians clear military aid when the Ukrainian Attorney General went to a microphone and announced an investigation by Burisma, the energy giant, where Biden's son Hunter served as a board member, there is no evidence a misbehavior of the bidens.
Revelations help explain why the appearance of Sondland will be so crucial.