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U.S. Ambassador to EU Sondland says Trump intends to recall him from his post

FILE PHOTO: Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, returns after a break in his testimony before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2019. Samuel Corum/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who testified in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, said on Friday that Trump intends to recall him from his post.

“I was advised today that the President intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Sondland said in a statement.

Reporting by Karen Freifeld in New York; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; editing by Jonathan Oatis