According to many accounts of the first day of impeachment testimony, Ambassador Bill Taylor's aide, David Holmes, counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, overheard President Trump on a phone call with U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland, in which Trump asked Sondland about "the investigations."
This one item seems to be the most-reported detail of the day's testimony. What's the big deal? Why would anyone be surprised or find it notable or reportable that Trump talked about the investigation the day after the phone call in which he asked Ukraininan president Zelensky for the favor to "find out about", "look into", and "get to the bottom of", the Hunter Biden thing and the Crowdstrike server thing. This is straight from the transcript the White House provided. Zelensky responded that his new prosecutor would indeed "look into the situation".
Is it because somehow Sondland is not an appropriate party to talk to about it? He was already party to the call, it's not like he didn't know about it. I don't know what Trump was expecting him to do, exactly, as Ambassador to the E.U. and not to Ukraine, but still, I'm not getting why this particular detail is so notable.
Is it because nothing at all was notable about the day's testimony and the press had to come up with something to report on, with all the interest and attention on the proceedings?