President Trump on Friday fired two officials who provided key testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served as the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council and testified that he was alarmed by Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, was first dismissed Friday. Vindman’s lawyer said he was “asked to leave for telling the truth” and that Trump “has decided to exact revenge.” Later, Trump also fired U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who testified that “everyone was in the loop” about an alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. Sondland in a statement said he is “grateful to President Trump for having given me the opportunity to serve.”

Source: [CNN, The New York Times]