Sondland not resigning over sexual misconduct allegations

The U.S. ambassador to the EU, who has been at the center of Donald Trump’s impeachment scandal in Washington, has no intention of resigning over allegations of sexual misconduct, a close associate said Thursday.

Sondland has flatly denied the accusations, made by three women, who allege he engaged in inappropriate behavior years before he was named Trump’s envoy to the EU.

“No intention of resigning,” the associate said, in response to a question about whether Sondland believed he could still work effectively as a diplomat in Brussels given the distractions of the impeachment process, in which he has been forced to travel to Washington to testify, and the new allegations of inappropriate behavior.