Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, will leave his temporary post on Jan. 2, two sources familiar with his plans tell CNN.
The former ambassador was taken out of retirement to take on duties in the embassy after then Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was abruptly summoned to Washington at the command of President Trump.
Taylor was a key witness in the public impeachment hearings. He provided a damning account of how Trump told his appointees to secure a quid pro quo, trading much-needed US military aid and an Oval Office meeting for political favors from Ukraine.
Taylor’s temporary appointment expires in early January, the sources stated.