One testimony and many narratives

Just to demonstrate how the news media twists and turns information to support their own agenda, Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the European Union is just one man, but two narratives emerged from his testimony before the House impeachment hearings. Associated Press posted a big headline and ran with the “impeach Trump” crowd, leading with: “The US ambassador to the European Union told an impeachment hearing Wednesday that he was following the orders of President Donald Trump in seeking a “quid pro quo” from Ukraine.” But Breitbart reports that Sondland testified previously that Trump sought no “quid pro quo.” Truth twisting in the wind here because of all the agendas.

AP in its sensational story reported: “Gordon Sondland — whose appearance before Congress is being watched especially closely as he was a Trump ally — said he believed the president was pressing Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden. “We followed the president’s orders,” Sondland said in his prepared testimony to an open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee. “In the absence of any credible explanation for the suspension of aid, I later came to believe that the resumption of security aid would not occur until there was a public statement from Ukraine committing to the investigations of the 2016 election and Burisma, as Mr. [President’s Counsel Rudi] Giuliani had demanded,” he said.”

A string of tweets during Sondland’s testimony reported: Rep. Adam Schiff to Amb. Sondland: “This is a seminal moment in our investigation, and the evidence you have brought forward is deeply significant and troubling.”…State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus: “Gordon Sondland never told Secretary Pompeo that he believed the President was linking aid to investigations of political opponents. Any suggestion to the contrary is flat out false.”…Gov Track tweeted: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) reviewing that Sondland says he never spoke about the investigations directly with Trump, that the investigations didn’t happen and that since Trump met with Zelenskyy during the UN General Assembly that’s the same as a White House meeting. Sondland agrees.” 

Breitbart reported Sondland testified during his closed-door deposition in early September that he called Trump directly on September 9 and asked what he wanted from Ukraine. According to Sondland, Trump told him that he wanted “nothing” from Ukraine and there was “no quid pro quo.” Two testimonies, one man, many narratives. Where is the truth? The truth is that the politicians and media have their own agendas. And as Isaiah 59:13-14 says that we know them: “In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” You will not find truth in the media, it must therefore be sought from the Holy Spirit.

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Bill Wilson