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'The Five' break down key moments from Sondland's testimony

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[REPORTER QUESTIONS] >> Jesse: ALL RIGHT, THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT REACTING TO THIS WEEK'S IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS AND A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF WE ARE GOING TO WAIT FOR TODAY'S SECOND HEARING TO START

THE APARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFICIAL, STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WILL BE TESTIFYING IN A LITTLE BIT APPEARED EARLIER TODAY, AMBASSADOR TO THE EU, GORDON SONDLAND, FACING UP WITH LAWMAKERS HE WHIPPED DEMOCRATS INTO A HUGE FRENZY WHEN HE SAID THIS IN HIS OPENING STATEMENT >> I KNOW THAT MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE FREQUENTLY FRAME THESE COMPLICATED ISSUES IN THE FORM OF A SIMPLE QUESTION

WAS THERE A QUID PRO QUO? AS I TESTIFIED PREVIOUSLY, WITH REGARD TO THE REQUESTED WHITE HOUSE CALL AND THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING, THE ANSWER IS YES >> AFTER AMBASSADOR SONDLAND, ADAM SCHIFF QUICKLY RAN TO THE MEDIA MICROPHONES TO DECLARE VICTORY AND CASE CLOSED THEN THE INVESTOR HAD TO ANSWER ACTUAL QUESTIONS, AND IT TURNS OUT, HIS STORY HAS SOME MAJOR HOLES HERE'S ONE EXAMPLE >> THERE WERE SO MANY DIFFERENT SCENARIOS FLOATING AROUND AS TO WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH UKRAINE, SO RATHER THAN ASK THE PRESIDENT NINE DIFFERENT QUESTIONS, IS IT DOES, IS IT THAT? I JUST ASKED, WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM UKRAINE? I MAY HAVE EVEN USED A FOUR LETTER WORD

HE SAID, I WANT NOTHING I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO I JUST WANT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING, OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT >> Jesse: TODAY WAS A VERY CONFUSING DAY FOR EVERYONE >> Dana: I FOLLOWED ALONG PERFECTLY

JUST KIDDING >> Jesse: EVEN FOR AMBASSADOR SONDLAND HIMSELF HE SAID THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING HE WANTED A WHITE HOUSE MEETING BUT NOT UNTIL THEY ANNOUNCED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE 2016 ELECTIONS AND INTO BURISMA

THAT IS NOT A CRIME, THAT IS JUST PR FOR PR APPEAR THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MILITARY AID

AT THE END OF THE DAY MAYBE THIS BLOCKBUSTER TESTIMONY WASN'T AS BLOCKBUSTER AS PEOPLE BELIEVE >> Dana: LIKE MOST DAYS FROM THIS TESTIMONY I'VE HEARD FROM FRIENDS ON THE LEFT TO SAY, SLAM-DUNK, AMAZING, WE DID SO WELL TODAY REPUBLICANS SAY, IT'S OVER, NO PROBLEM, THIS GUY WAS A TOTAL JOKE I THINK BOTH SIDES WILL TRY TO TELL THEIR STORY AND WE CAN GET INTO ALL OF THAT I FELT LIKE DURING THE HEARING THAT THE DEMOCRATS WERE EXCITED TO HAVE HIM AND THEN THEY WERE LIKE, WAIT, WE ARE NOT SO EXCITED

THEN THE REPUBLICANS AND THE DEMOCRATS GOT SO FRUSTRATED WITH HIM AND HE WAS JUST THERE SAYING, I'M JUST TRYING TO DO MY BEST HE IS NOT A NOTETAKER AND HIS MEMORY, AS HUMAN MEMORIES CAN BE, FAULTY I'M NOT SO SURE ON THE DAYS COME OF THE TIMES, THE CALLS, PLUS THE STATE DEPARTMENT WON'T ALLOW HIM TO ACCESS HIS RECORD SO HE CAN'T ACTUALLY GO BACK AND LOOK AT IT, SO THEY ARE SO FRUSTRATED, THEN YOU GET TO THIS QUESTION FROM REPRESENTATIVE TURNER DID NO ONE ON THIS PLANET TELL YOU TRUMP WAS TYING AID TO INVESTIGATE HIS CUSTOMER YES OR NO CUSTOMER CAN HE SAID YES, NO ONE EVER TOLD ME THAT

I THINK REPUBLICANS WILL TRY TO SAY, THERE WE GO I TALKED ABOUT POLLS EARLIER TODAY THE POLLS ARE IMPEACHMENT ARE NOT GOING IN THE DEMOCRATS' A FAVOR AT ALL I SHOULDN'T SAY AT ALL BUT THE ONES WE'VE SEEN SO FAR LIKE IN WISCONSIN, AN IMPORTANT BATTLEGROUND STATE

A PERCENTAGE POINTS MORE BEFORE, PEOPLE SAY, WE DON'T THINK IMPEACHMENT IS A THING HE'S UP AGAINST ALL THE POSSIBLE OPPONENTS, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE MANY PERSUADABLE SPEAR DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO SAY HE'S GUILTY, REPUBLICANS WILL SAY HE IS NOT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE MIDDLE, I DON'T THINK IT IS GOING TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE FOR REPUBLICANS DOES A PERFECT CALL, NO PROBLEM HERE THEY NEED SOME SORT OF OFF-RAMP SO THEY CAN SAY, THE AID GUIDE TO THE UKRAINIANS, WE SUPPORT THE UKRAINIANS, WE ARE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, THIS DOES NOT RISE TO AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE AND I THINK THAT IS WHERE THE REPUBLICANS ARE PROBABLY MOST SUCCESSFUL AFTER THIS >> THEY MAY GET AN OFF-RAMP FROM THE IG REPORT

GREG, DID YOU WAKE UP AT 9:00 AND WATCH THE HEARINGS MINUTE-BY-MINUTE? >> Greg: FIRST I WOKE UP AT 9:00 AND THAT I WALKED HOME I SPENT A LOT OF TIME TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY I UNDERSTAND THIS BETTER THAN MOST PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA, AND IT'S BECAUSE I RAN STUFF FOR A LIVING IF YOU MANAGE THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS EARLIER IN YOUR OFFICE, WE TALKED ABOUT HOW ANYONE WHO IS INVOLVED IN MANAGEMENT, HIRING OR FIRING OR DEALING WITH BUDGETS, DEALING WITH HUMAN RESOURCES, WE LOOK AT THIS GOING LIKE, WOW, THIS IS JUST HOW THE WORLD WORKS AND YOU UNDERSTAND HOW SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA DON'T HAVE A TALENT STACK

THEY HAVE A SINGULAR, VERTICAL EXPERIENCE FROM JOURNALISM IN HIGH SCHOOL, JOURNALISM IN COLLEGE, BEING PROMOTED THROUGH THE RANKS AS A JOURNALIST THEY DON'T HAVE A COLLECTION OF VERSATILE SKILLS, SO THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY JOURNALISTS ARE SO BAD WRITING ABOUT BUSINESSES AND THE ECONOMY IS THEY HAVE NO FINANCIAL BACKGROUNDS THEY ARE PATHETIC, RIGHT? AND THE PEOPLE WHOSE HAIR IS ON FIRE ON TWITTER, THE MEDIA REPORT IS, GENERALLY HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD THEY DON'T GO TO AN OFFICE AND HAVE TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE ASKING FOR RAISES ARE HAVING TO CUT STAFF SO WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES LIKE BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN INTERACTION, THEY ARE ABJECT FAILURES

I USE THE EXAMPLE, THERE IS A PERIOD IN YOUR LIFE AS A BUSINESSMAN WHERE YOUR PERSONAL GOALS AND PROFESSIONAL GOALS COME INSIDE JOE BIDEN IS A POLITICAL RIVAL YOU INVESTIGATE HIM, HE BENEFITS THE COUNTRY, AND IT BENEFITS THE LEADER THAT IS WHERE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS COINCIDE LIKEWISE WE HAVE A GREAT HAIR AND MAKEUP STAFF AT "THE FIVE

" PERSONALLY, IT MAKES ME LOOK GREAT PROFESSIONALLY, IT HELPS THE SHOW IF I LOOK GOOD, THE SHOW DOES BETTER IF I LOOK LIKE A SLOB, IT DOES APPEARED IN THIS CASE, THE PERSONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL GA PERSONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL GS PERSONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL GC PERSONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL GI PERSONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL GC PERSONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL GD PERSONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL G IF YOU'RE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE PERSON WHO MAY BE DEALING WITH A CORRUPT COUNTRY, A KNOWN CORRUPT COUNTRY IN THE PAST OR THE FUTURE, IT WOULD BENEFIT YOU TO INVESTIGATE HIM BUT IT BENEFITS OF THE COUNTRY AS WELL

AIN'T NO CRIME, JUST A FUN TIME >> Jesse: WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESPOND TO THAT? >> Greg: "I AGREE, GREG" SAYS JUAN >> Juan: I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START ON THAT ONE >> Greg: I DO LOOK GOOD, AND SO DO YOU [LAUGHTER] >> Juan: ALL RIGHT, I THINK THIS WAS A BAD DAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

AND ONE WAY TO LOOK AT IT, IS ALWAYS TO CHECK OUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING TODAY I WAS WITH DANA, WE WERE DOING THE COVERAGE, AND I NOTICED THAT KEN STARR AND ANDY McCARTHY BOTH THOUGHT TRUMP HAD A BAD DAY ESPECIALLY AFTER THAT MORNING SESSION WHEN YOU HEARD DIRECTLY FROM AMBASSADOR SONDLAND, IT WAS DRAMATIC IN TERMS OF THAT OPENING STATEMENT IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS SAYING, WAS THERE A QUID PRO QUO? YOU PLAYED THE SOUND BITE AND HE SAID YES HAD HE NOT SAID THERE WAS A QUID PRO QUO, IT WOULD'VE BEEN ABSOLUTELY DEFLATING FOR THE DEMOCRATS

THIS WAS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAD ADVERTISED THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE OUR KEY MOMENT AFTERWARDS, ADAM SCHIFF SAID THIS WAS THE SEMINAL MOMENT TODAY AND THAT IS WHAT IT TURNED OUT TO BE >> Jesse: BUT WHAT WAS THE QUID PRO QUO FOR? IT WASN'T AT THE MILITARY AID SO WHAT WAS IT WAS REX BEFORE THIS IS WHERE DETAILS, ESPECIALLY FOR JOURNALISTS, REALLY MATTER THE OPENING STATEMENT IN THE MORNING WHERE HE SAID THERE WAS QUID PRO QUO, HE SAID IT WAS WITH PEOPLE WORKING FOR A DRUM LATER IN THE AFTERNOON HE SAID DIRECTLY, THE PRESIDENT HAS NEVER TOLD ME TO ENGAGE IN A QUID PRO QUO

HE HASN'T ASKED ME FOR THAT DIRECTLY, HE HAS NEVER SAID THOSE THINGS WHILE HE INFERRED WITH PEOPLE HE WAS WORKING WITH OVERSEAS THAT MAY BE IS WHAT WAS BEING ASKED FOR, HE DIDN'T IMPLICATE THE PRESIDENT DIRECTLY AS AN ORDER COMING DIRECTLY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE THAT BEING SAID, I DON'T THINK ADAM SCHIFF REALLY CARES ABOUT ANY OF THE FACTS OR WHETHER THEY ARE GOOD OR BAD FOR REPUBLICANS HE'S MOVING THIS THING FORWARD NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS HE RAN TO THE CAMERAS TO THE BREAK TO TALK ABOUT ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT THAT HE WANTS TO PUT FORWARD

GUARANTEE YOU HE IS GOING TO WRITE ONE UP ON BRIBERY AND ANOTHER ONE ON OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS HE TALKED ABOUT IT TODAY, WHETHER THEY ARE VALID OR NOT

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