Ambassador Gordon Sondland Complete Opening Statement
Ambassador Gordon Sondland delivers his opening statement at a House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Inquiry hearing.
In November, Sondland told Congress that Ukrainian aid was tied to a public announcement of an investigation into Burisma Holdings and the Bidens. US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, a key impeachment witness, says he is being recalled from his post. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland tells NBC News that President Trump is recalling him from his post "immediately" saying, "I was advised today that the President intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union." Two key witnesses in the impeachment inquiry were removed from their posts Friday. Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union who testified during the House impeachment investigation, is out of a job, according to his attorney. Sondland's exit comes the same day Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official who also testified, was also ousted from his job. CBS News' Paula Reid and Jeff Mason of Reuters join CBSN to discuss the day's events.