Trump administration blocks testimony of Gordon Sondland, a central figure in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry

The Trump administration on Tuesday blocked a planned deposition from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a central figure in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, according to a statement by his lawyer.

Sondland was scheduled to be deposed on Tuesday morning before House committees seeking information about his activities as President Trump urged Ukraine to investigate his political opponents, according to his lawyer, Robert Luskin.

Luskin said Sondland was not appearing at the direction of the State Department.

Full article at: The Washington Post.

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