Gordon Sondland just saved himself — and jeopardized Donald Trump’s presidency

(CNN)The question coming into Wednesday was whether Gordon Sondland would try to save himself or save President Donald Trump. Sondland, the US Ambassador to the European Union, in his opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee, laid out in no uncertain terms how he was part of a broader effort to force the Ukrainians to open an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden in exchange for a White House meeting. “I followed the directions of the President,” said Sondland.