State Department blocks key diplomat from appearing in impeachment probe (
This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. A lawyer for the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland says the State Department has ordered him not to appear for a scheduled interview before lawmakers in the House of Representatives as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Attorney Robert Luskin said in a statement on October 8 that Sondland was required to follow the State Department's order. The attorney said no reason was given for the order to not give a deposition to lawmakers from the House Intelligence, Foreign,