1. The State Department blocked Ambassador Gordon Sondland from testifying to Congress about the Ukraine scandal  INSIDER
  2. Whoopi Goldberg accuses Trump admin of trying to 'dismantle our system of law' with Sondland decision  Fox News
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Sondland's attorney released a statement saying the State Department had "directed" Sondland to skip his voluntary, scheduled testimony.Sondland's attorney released a statement saying the State Department had "directed" Sondland to skip his voluntary, scheduled testimony.

State Department blocks Gordon Sondland from testifying to Congress - Insider

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was ordered by the Trump administration not to testify before CongressAn attorney for Gordon Sondland said the ambassador "hopes" the State Department's qualms that "precludes his testimony will be resolved promptly."

After Sondland was ordered by the State Department to not appear before lawmakers Tuesday.After Sondland was ordered by the State Department to not appear before lawmakers Tuesday.

House Dems Subpoena Key Ukraine Witness Gordon Sondland for Testimony, Documents

House Democrats have subpoenaed Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassadorHouse Democrats have subpoenaed Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador

The Latest: House Democrats subpoena US ambassador to EU - The Washington Post

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was scheduled to appear before a trio of committees Tuesday morning. Now he's being subpoenaed.Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was scheduled to appear before a trio of committees Tuesday morning. Now he's being subpoenaed.

Trump blocks Sondland, player in Ukraine controversy, from testifying

A new poll shows a majority of Americans back the House impeachment inquiry. Trump's response? Bar a top diplomat from testifying and blame Democrats.A new poll shows a majority of Americans back the House impeachment inquiry. Trump's response? Bar a top diplomat from testifying and blame Democrats.

Opinion: Polls show increasing support for impeachment inquiry. Trump builds a stonewall - Los Angeles Times

Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the correct one.Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the correct one.

President Trump has taken his efforts to obstruct Congress’s impeachment inquiry to frightening new depths. And Republicans have his back.President Trump has taken his efforts to obstruct Congress’s impeachment inquiry to frightening new depths. And Republicans have his back.

Add congressional Republicans to Trump’s collection of coconspirators - The Boston Globe

“I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public....”

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public...."

“....to see. Importantly, Ambassador Sondland’s tweet, which few report, stated, “I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear: no quid pro quo’s of any kind.” That says it ALL!”

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "....to see. Importantly, Ambassador Sondland’s tweet, which few report, stated, “I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear: no quid pro quo’s of any kind.” That says it ALL!"

“Statement from Sondland’s attorney:”

Shimon Prokupecz on Twitter: "Statement from Sondland’s attorney:… "

“Trump prevented a key witness from testifying today. Ambassador Sondland participated in conversations and texts about whether a White House meeting and military aid were conditioned on Ukraine’s willingness to help Trump politically. America deserves answers, not obstruction. https://t.co/uDE2rPZnMO”

Adam Schiff on Twitter: "Trump prevented a key witness from testifying today. Ambassador Sondland participated in conversations and texts about whether a White House meeting and military aid were conditioned on Ukraine’s willingness to help Trump politically. America deserves answers, not obstruction.… https://t.co/qLszrFwNQw"

Gordon Sondland - Wikipedia

As the standoff intensified Tuesday between House Democrats and President Trump, attention turned to a crucial phone call between Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland.As the standoff intensified Tuesday between House Democrats and President Trump, attention turned to a crucial phone call between Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

Trump-Sondland phone call on Ukraine talking points emerges as key to impeachment probe

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) condemned the State Department’s order to block an ambassador’s testimony as additional evidence of obstruction of justice. The House Intelligence Committee had been scheduled to hear closed-door testimony Tuesday morning from U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, but the State Department abruptly blocked him from appearing before Congress. “The […]

‘Additional strong evidence of obstruction’: Adam Schiff levels White House for blocking ambassador’s testimony – Raw Story

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WASHINGTON — An attorney for Ambassador Gordon Sondland says the State Department has directed Sondland not to appear for his scheduled interview before a joint House committee taking depositions in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.WASHINGTON — An attorney for Ambassador Gordon Sondland says the State Department has directed Sondland not to appear for his scheduled interview before a joint House committee taking depositions in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. Sondland is wrapped up in the congressional impeachment inquiry and had previously agreed to appear voluntarily Tuesday to answer the committee's questions in a closed session.

Key witness in Ukraine scandal ordered not to appear for deposition | WGN-TV

Ambassador Sondland reportedly donated at least $1 million to Trump's inaugural committee.

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