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Impeachment Inquiry Cheat Sheet: Bill Taylorís Past Testimony
Breitbart - Joel Pollack ^ | November 13, 2019 | Joel Pollack

Posted on 11/13/2019 10:59:15 AM PST by kiryandil

Taylor testified behind closed doors in the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on October 22 — an arrangement that drew criticism from Republicans. The “impeachment inquiry” was only authorized nine days later.

Unlike past inquiries, the president is not being allowed legal representation in any of the hearings prior to a final round in the House Judiciary Committee. Moreover, the minority party cannot object to any witnesses called by the majority — again, a departure from the precedents in the Nixon and Clinton impeachment inquiries.

Taylor is being called as the Democrats’ first witness because of all the witnesses, he offered the clearest statement of his belief — his “clear understanding” — that the U.S. was withholding aid to Ukraine until President Volodymyr Zelensky made a public commitment to investigate possible Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and to re-open an investigation into Burisma Holdings, the company on whose board Hunter Biden — the son of former Vice President Joe Biden — sat from 2014 until this year, including when his father was in office.

Key Democratic Talking Points

1. Taylor testified that it was his “clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the President [of Ukraine] committed to pursue the investigation.” This is the most definitive statement of a “quid pro quo” in all of the testimony heard by the impeachment inquiry thus far, at least on those transcripts that have been made public.

What Democrats aren’t telling you: Taylor testified that he had no firsthand knowledge of any such quid pro quo, and that he had never spoken to Trump directly: “I had no conversations with the President.” (Democrats do acknowledge in their “excerpts” prepared for the media that Taylor testified that he heard, third-hand, that the president said there was no “quid pro quo.”)...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billtaylor; impeachment; taylor
More at Breitbart - 3 additional points about what the Democrats/Media AREN'T telling you.

Scott Adams (political commentator and Dilbert author) had this to say about Pollack's article in his Periscope from today:

All right. Number one for today, you have to say - because most of you are interested in the the hearings today.

Before the hearings, make sure you read Breitbart - and specifically I tweeted it - Joel Pollack's article in which he calls out what some of the important parts of the transcript are.

And here's the fun part - he shows you what the Democrats don't tell you - also from the transcript.

So it's: "Here's what the Democrats said - and it's in the transcript - and here's the part they didn't tell you."

Which kind of refutes the first part or it clarifies it - so to see it in that format is somewhat brilliant, and I think Joel is probably going to have some more of these, and it's one of the most one of the most useful pieces of journalistic reporting you'll ever see.

I have to tell you when I read it - as I was reading through it, I could feel my opinion of the whole situation changing in real time, because it was stuff I'd never heard and it's right from the transcripts.

Right from the transcript, and I hadn't heard it and it was important, so I feel as though we're not being served by the media in general.

But Joel [Pollack] has stepped up and done some incredible work for us all.

Joel is also the first person who told me that PG&E apparently had donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Governor Newsom in California, and for his wife's - I guess some charity she was working on - and what's the biggest problem in California?

The biggest problem in California is PG&E - ah, well - that's the homeless, I suppose - and we've got this enormous financial disincentive for the governor to get tough with PG&E if he needs to.

So that's something also I didn't hear anything from any other source, so kudos to Joel.

1 posted on 11/13/2019 10:59:15 AM PST by kiryandil
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Two movies - one screen.


2 posted on 11/13/2019 11:03:25 AM PST by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: kiryandil

Thanks to Travis Mcgee for the above reality.

3 posted on 11/13/2019 11:04:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (If we have a civil war, the winners will be our enemies: Iran, China, Mexico, & Deep State thugs!)
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To: kiryandil

Uh, what impeachment? Did someone submit articles during the night?


4 posted on 11/13/2019 11:09:43 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: kiryandil

The GOP House already got Taylor to admit he was only spouting hearsay that was probably wrong.


5 posted on 11/13/2019 11:10:01 AM PST by struggle
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To: kiryandil

Isn’t this an inquiry into whether or not there should be an impeachment inquiry? If this is their star witness... They’re done.


6 posted on 11/13/2019 11:19:53 AM PST by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: rktman
Uh, what impeachment? Did someone submit articles during the night?

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7 posted on 11/13/2019 11:25:17 AM PST by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: struggle
The GOP House already got Taylor to admit he was only spouting hearsay that was probably wrong.

Oopsie!!!

8 posted on 11/13/2019 11:25:55 AM PST by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: jerod

But, but - ORANGE MAN BAD!!!


9 posted on 11/13/2019 11:26:53 AM PST by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: kiryandil

Stefanik is NUKING Schifty’s whole premise.


10 posted on 11/13/2019 11:54:45 AM PST by ping jockey (The only difference between organized crime and D.C. is one is illegal and one isn't)
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Thanks for the heads-up on that!

I don't have TeeVee.

11 posted on 11/13/2019 12:15:29 PM PST by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: ping jockey
Stefanik is NUKING Schifty’s whole premise.

Yeah, I went and checked Twitter about Representative Elise Stefanik's work today.

The Lefties are Schitting themselves over it, and Nicolle "I'm A Democ*nt" Wallace cr@pped herself online.

12 posted on 11/13/2019 12:25:14 PM PST by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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To: All

Amb. Taylor eats too much soy.


13 posted on 11/13/2019 12:26:04 PM PST by Karoo
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To: kiryandil
Joel is also the first person who told me that PG&E apparently had donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Governor Newsom in California, and for his wife's - I guess some charity she was working on - and what's the biggest problem in California?

The biggest problem in California is PG&E - ah, well - that's the homeless, I suppose - and we've got this enormous financial disincentive for the governor to get tough with PG&E if he needs to.

And the holding company for one of the SoCal utilities has or had Jerry Brown's sister on the board of directors. Buying pols is cheaper than doing maintenance.

14 posted on 11/13/2019 12:33:28 PM PST by omega4412
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