Skip to comments.Top diplomat Bill Taylor gave 'disturbing,' 'explosive' testimony on Trump's Ukraine dealings
Posted on 10/22/2019 12:25:08 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, offered a "disturbing" portrayal of President Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings during his closed door testimony to impeachment investigators on Tuesday, according to House Democrats.
Democrats described Taylors testimony as crucial, saying that he not only filled in many of the holes created by previous testimonies and depositions but is also drawing a "direct line" between the president's demand for an investigation by the Ukrainians into his political rivals and U.S. military aid.
"I do not know how you would listen to today's testimony by the ambassador, Ambassador Taylor, and draw any other conclusion, except that the President abused his power and withheld foreign aid and, a meeting with a vital diplomatic partner, that is directly directly related to keeping Russia's incursion at bay in exchange an in an attempt to exchange and extract political assistance for his reelection campaign," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fl. "It's a direct line."
"Without question the most powerful testimony," Rep. Steven Lynch, D-Mass., said, because Taylor has "first-hand knowledge of all the conversations that were had.
Members of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees questioned Taylor about text messages between him and two other American diplomats about the Trump administration's policy toward Ukraine. His interview is expected to last throughout Tuesday.
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The Democrats spent the last three years investigating Trump. But he can’t investigate them. Ok.
Kind of testimony that occurs in secret and reported by known liars.
If Debbie says it, it _must_ be true!
Let’s have the trial in the Senate. Can’t wait for Republican witness calling and cross-examination.
Maria on FBN this morning had it right. The Dems have their man, now they just need to find a crime.
They aren’t giving any specifics, so I doubt they got much more than we already knew.
Taylor jumped to conclusions and assumed Trump withheld aid for investigating Biden. Not only was he corrected by Volker, but Ukraine had already started investigating Biden 3 months earlier.
Double Secret Probation may be an appropriate penalty.
I guess I’ll just have to take their word for it.
Which is fine, because they never lie about anything, ever.
We got him this time!
It’s shockingly unfair for the president to try to get to the bottom of democrat corruption in Ukraine, especially if he’s trying to expose the CIA/FBI/State coup attempt against the POTUS.
Despicable is far too kind a term for the Democrat witch-hunters.
They have _no_ shame.
I do not know how we would listen to today's testimony by the ambassador, Ambassador Taylor.... AT ALL, since you're doing everything behind closed doors and only putting out information via leaks.
Spin, spin, spin, and spin.
Yay!!! Same selective leaking as the Russian Collusion hoax. Meanwhile, Linda Graham and the rest of the Senate GOP wit on their arses.
If I were the Chair of the Senate Intel Committee, Id subpoena every witness the dems call, ask the same questions and immediately publish the entire transcripts from the testimony. Wait, Id just hold public hearings. Its as easy as that.
Taylor is a RAT hack.
Well, if Star Chamber Debbie Wasserman says so, I guess it must be true.
I guess it’s time for an impeachment vote. Let’s see it.
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