Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the E.U., was supposed to testify in President Trump's impeachment inquiry on Tuesday. According to Sondland's attorney, Robert Luskin, the State Department instructed him not to testify. Attorney Robert Luskin, via statement Attorney Robert Luskin, via statement Sondland was recently revealed to be involved in text messages discussing Trump's efforts to enlist Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into the Bidens. Trump took to Twitter to defend the decision to block Sondland from the investigation. President Donald Trump, via Twitter House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff was shocked by the move, telling reporters, "there was no indication that this ambassador would be a no-show." House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, via statement Democrats plan to subpoena Sondland for his testimony. Reps. Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings.