Upon news that Donald Trump's ambassador to the European Union was refusing to testify before a Democratic-controlled House committee on the advice of the State Department just hours before he was slated to appear, the internet exploded with the accusations of another White House cover-up.
According to a New York Times report, the Trump administration ordered European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland to stand up the committee members expecting to question him about his role in getting the Ukrainian government on board with investigating former Vice President Joe Biden.
The reaction was swift, with one Twitter commenter stating the stonewalling was just one more item to add to Trump's impeachment charges.
You can see some responses below:
To clarify for those asking: attorney says he has no choice but to comply with State Department directive— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1570537467.0
@jaketapper CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS Either a subpoena means something or it doesn’t. Dems, your move.— Quintus (@Quintus)1570537173.0
@jaketapper It's called obstruction of Congress. There is no, ZERO authority by the State Department to undermine t… https://t.co/sKngAAPtuN— Hqdepot1 (@Hqdepot1)1570537679.0
@jaketapper Add it to the articles of impeachment.— AreWeGreatYet (@AreWeGreatYet)1570537107.0
@jaketapper Gordon Sondland donated $1M to Trump’s inauguration and in turn Trump made him an ambassador. He’s supp… https://t.co/VYVCFAvGrh— Kirsten Allison (@Kirsten Allison)1570537788.0
@jaketapper Then put that crook in jail !— kitty Lee (@kitty Lee)1570537216.0
@jaketapper Lock him up. I’ve had it with this garbage. It’s time for this administration to comply with subpoena… https://t.co/sHAW8UdTFr— RufusKingIsNotAmused (@RufusKingIsNotAmused)1570537292.0
@jaketapper People who say they "have no choice" are lying. With the exception of being physically restrained by s… https://t.co/qf68NjlkM0— Stella Thomas (@Stella Thomas)1570537698.0
@jaketapper Time for jail for all of them.— ᒪᗩᗪY O'GᗩGᗩ (@ᒪᗩᗪY O'GᗩGᗩ)1570537087.0
@FreeGirlNowNYC @jaketapper @KlasfeldReports Afraid of a President that cowers before dictators— 💋💋Chi-Town💋💋 💙💙🏙️🎼🎳💜😘😷🌊😷🌊😷💙😷💙 (@💋💋Chi-Town💋💋 💙💙🏙️🎼🎳💜😘😷🌊😷🌊😷💙😷💙)1570537493.0
@jaketapper The... US State Department... is advising ambassadors to defy court orders? Republicans: https://t.co/hLkAZmZeXU— justin (@justin)1570537444.0
@jaketapper Whole system is corrupt now. By a reality TV star. Brilliant.— Todd Poirier (@Todd Poirier)1570538119.0