Gordon Sondland, former President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, is suing former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the State Division over unpaid authorized charges. He’s requesting $1.8 million in damages.
In his lawsuit, Sondlaid claims that Pompeo had promised him that the federal government would cowl the prices of complying with a Home subpoena stemming from Trump’s first impeachment stemming from allegations that he pressured Ukrainian management to research then-candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter in trade for navy help.
“Even supposing Ambassador Sondland was subpoenaed in his capability as an official Authorities diplomat, Defendants bucked regular conference and denied him the companies of any Authorities counsel,” the lawsuit reads.
“This act was particularly problematic on this occasion as a result of the quantity of preparation wanted to adjust to the subpoenas was staggering,” it continues. “Ambassador Sondland was required to organize for extremely charged testimony beneath oath with worldwide scrutiny with out entry to supplies or anybody from the Authorities companies which had data of all of the info related to his testimony. Ambassador Sondland was compelled to create a brand new crew to reconstruct all of the supplies wanted and to organize for this daunting job.”
Skip Miller, Sondland’s legal professional, says Sondland “harbors no sick will towards” Pompeo however is “merely in search of reimbursement, as was promised by Secretary Pompeo.”