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Ambassador Bill Taylor, who testified in the prosecution’s request, leaving the Ukraine post

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Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat for Ukraine, testified before the house in the prosecution’s request to abandon plans to his post until the end of the year, a person familiar with his plans told Fox News on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the vacancies Act, Taylor could have remained in his position until Jan. 8, and still more at his current State Department contract, but with his hand over his responsibility as Deputy head of the Mission on Jan. 1 and leave Kiev on the following day.

Ambassador Bill Taylor, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, will testify before a house Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry in President Trump.
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Taylor’s plans for the future with the State Department were not immediately clear, nor was it clear who would be Taylor’s permanent replacement.

Taylor served as acting Ambassador, the never confirmed officially by the Senate. The Ukraine is without a permanent Ambassador for Marie Yovanovitch was fired from the position in may.

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Taylor, a Vietnam war veteran who formerly served as U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine under President George Bush, was to replace typed by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo Yovanovitch in June.

Taylor made headlines last month while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, in terms of his knowledge of the President Trump deal with the Ukraine, have set in motion an impeachment investigation.

In September, Taylor wrote, the U.S. Ambassador to the E. U. Gordon Sondland say it was “crazy to withhold security assistance to help with a political campaign.”

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Hours later, Sondland said: “The President has made it clear that no quid pro quo’s of all kinds.”

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