In April, Yovanovitch was told she was being recalled.
US Embassy officials agreed it was "critical"
Volker told them that Zelensky's first term "could hang on what could be accomplished in the next three months."
Trump clarified that Sondland was in Ukraine;
Yes, Ukraine, Sondland replied, "and went on to state that President Zelenskyy 'loves your ass.'"
Trump: "So he's gonna do the investigation?"
Sondland: "He's gonna do it."
The convo shifted to Sondland's efforts to secure the freedom of rapper A$AP Rocky from Sweden. Trump was advised to "let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker-tape when he comes home."
After the call, Sondland noted Trump was "in a bad mood, as...was often the case early in the morning."
Sondland agreed with the assessment.
Holmes asked why not.
Sondland said Trump only cares about "big stuff."
Sondland said "he meant 'big stuff' that benefits the President, like the 'Biden investigation' that Mr. Giuliani was pushing."