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Breaking… State Department Orders EU Ambassador NOT to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

Posted on 08 October 2019

The State Department directed European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland NOT to testify before the House Joint Committee today on impeachment.

Sondland’s attorney released a statement earlier this morning.

Ambassador Sondland is the current US Ambassador to the European Union.

The Hill reported:

Gordon Sondland, President Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, will not testify as part of the House impeachment probe on Tuesday after a request from the Department of State, his attorney said.

“Early this morning, the U.S. Department of State directed Ambassador Gordon Sondland not to appear today for his scheduled transcribed interview before the U.S. House of Representatives Joint Committee,” Sondland’s attorney, Robert Luskin, said in a statement.

“As the sitting U.S. Ambassador to the EU and employee of the State Department, Ambassador Sondland is required to follow the Department’s direction,” Luskin added.

Sondland is “disappointed” not to appear, according to Luskin.

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