Trump impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues Mike Pompeo

Gordon Sondland, former U.S ambassador to the European Union (L) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Gordon Sondland, who as a U.S. ambassador in 2019 accused then-President Donald Trump of seeking a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, on Monday sued former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the U.S. for $1.8 million in reimbursement for legal fees incurred during Trump’s first impeachment probe.

The lawsuit alleges Pompeo “made a legally binding promise, both individually and on behalf of the Government,” to pay Sondland’s attorneys’ fees after the ambassador was subpoenaed to testify before Congress.

The lawsuit was first reported by The Washington Post.

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