- Jul 2013
- Nashville, TN
Sondlund is taking a lot of heat back in Oregon, where his business interests lie. This guy is not a hard core political operative, just a dillatante wanting some ambassadorship glory. I can see him caving under questioning.
The political cauldron of impeachment is an unlikely landing point for a wealthy hotelier little known until recently outside the Northwest. But Sondland courted influence for years on a smaller stage in Oregon. He used contributions and connections to cozy up to politicians and jump lines of authority as he appears to have done for Trump in Ukraine, which is not a member of the 28-nation EU and therefore is outside his territory.