Trump is using this country to promote the wealth of himself and his friends (and people he owes money to, this IMO). How many around him have been tried and convicted of crimes? So he didn't tell Sondland that it was quid pro quo? OK, but if a murderer doesn't tell a cop that he is about to murder someone, does it mean it didn't happen? Trump himself says he barely knows the guy, so why would he tell him anything, right?