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Old 10-06-2019, 05:02 PM
Location: Seattle
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"For more than two decades, Pacific Northwest hotelier Gordon Sondland has been a prolific political donor, cultivating ties to successive GOP presidential contenders in part, associates say, to fulfill a dream of landing an ambassadorship.

But in 2016, when then-presidential nominee Donald Trump insulted the parents of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, Sondland decided it was a bridge too far. Although he was a state co-chair for the Trump campaign, Sondland repudiated the nominee and backed out of a high-dollar fundraiser scheduled in Seattle.

Then Trump won.

Just a few months after his disavowal, Sondland reversed course and gave Trump’s inaugural committee $1 million, routed through four separate LLCs. A year later Trump rewarded Sondland, who had no prior diplomatic experience, naming him U.S. ambassador to the European Union".

Article here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sea...versy/%3famp=1
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:18 PM
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Location: Seattle
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Well homes, I think a lot more people will know that name after today.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:31 PM
Location: Seattle
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Sondland seems like a real principled guy. He just wanted to be powerful with his money, and look where he ended up!
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