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Ambassador Gordon Sondland recalled from post in European Union

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Former Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland

Sondland is the second impeachment witness to lose his job

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KYMA, KECY) - Another high-profile witness in the House impeachment inquiry has lost his job.

Late Friday afternoon, Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was recalled from his post.

Sondland released this statement:

“I was advised today that the President intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Sondland said in a statement Friday night.

I am grateful to President Trump for having given me the opportunity to serve, to Secretary Pompeo for his consistent support, and to the exceptional and dedicated professionals at the U.S. Mission to the European Union."

statement by Gordon Sondland, former Ambassador to the European Union

Sondland testified that there was a "quid pro quo" linking a White House visit by Ukraine's president to investigations intro Joe and Hunter Biden. He also asserted, under oath, that "everyone was in the loop" on the plan to discredit Biden.

Earlier in the day, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council (NSC), was escorted out of the White House. Vindman's been reassigned to the Pentagon. His brother, Yevgeny, who also worked for the NSC, was also removed from his post.

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