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Top-diplomat in the Ukraine, Bill Taylor, said, it is “crazy security assistance for help with withhold a political campaign’ in a text message, the questioning by house Democrats; Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill.
The US Ambassador to act in Ukraine, Bill Taylor clearly testified on Tuesday to investigate President Trump pushed Ukraine to both the election interference and a company in connection with Joe Biden’s son — and was ready to, until the military-meeting aid and the White house is a public announcement from the country that the probes were in progress.
In his opening speech to the house of the legislator by Fox News, Taylor expressed his obvious frustration that his personal political preference for the deployment of strong military support for Ukraine has fallen below the points of the trump management.
Under Taylor’s colorful claims that the former national security adviser John Bolton warned preventive against a Trump call with Ukraine’s leader would be a “disaster”, and Taylor’s claim that he almost is not the job of the leading Ukrainian Embassy out of concern that the United States would not provide sufficient support for Ukraine.
Taylor also described the existence of an “irregular” communication channel with the Ukraine-led by trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and a “strange combination of promotion, confusing and ultimately disturbing circumstances” when he arrived in Kiev. The statement confirms earlier reporting of Taylor’s remarks from Fox News.
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“In this telephone conversation I had with [National Security Council aide Tim] Morrison, he went on to describe a conversation with [U.S., E. U.] Ambassador [Gordon] Sondland had testified with Mr. Yermak, in Warsaw,” Taylor refers to a July 28 interview. “Ambassador, Sondland said [top Ukraine aide Andriy] Yermak, that security assistance money would not come to follow up to President [Vladimir] Zelenskyy engaged, the Burisma investigation.”
Ambassador William Taylor arrives for a closed door meeting to testify, as a part of the house impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural gas company, where Joe Biden’s son, Biden, Hunter, worked in a lucrative role, although there is still no appropriate know-how.
Taylor continued: “I was scared of what Mr. Morrison told me of the Sondland-Yermak conversation. This was the first time that I had not heard that the security assistance will only be taken by the White house — was conditioned on the investigation.”
On the same day, Taylor said, he sent Sondland a SMS ask message, whether it’s safety, help, and a White house meeting, “are conditioned on investigations,” at the request Sondland on request Taylor to call him. Although these texts have been published, the contents of Taylor’s call were unclear.
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“During this call, ambassadors Sondland told me that President Trump had told him that he will explain President Zelenskyy want to publicly that Ukrain investigate Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 US election,” Taylor says.
“Once I arrived in Kiev, I discovered ofencouraging a strange combination, confusing, andultimately alarming circumstances.”
US-Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor
“Until the middle of July, it was always clear to me that the meeting, President Zelenskyy wanted was to be conditioned on the studies of Burisma,” where Joe Biden’s son, Biden, Hunter, worked in a lucrative role in spite of no relevant expertise “and alleged Ukrainian interference in the US elections of 2016,” Taylor out.
In his opening statement, Taylor’s commitment to the support of Ukraine described is so strong that he threatened to fast to accept, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo offer for lead a the US Embassy in Kiev. Taylor, a retired diplomat, had been chosen to be the message to execute after the administration abruptly Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch displaced.
Taylor was the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009, but since he was not yet confirmed by the Senate, his official title was Chargé d ‘Affaires ad interim was. A former army officer, Taylor had been serving as executive vice president at the U.S. Institute of Peace, a non-partisan think tank, founded by the Congress, when he was appointed to the Embassy run.
Ambassador William Taylor is accompanied by the US Capitol Police as he arrives to testify before the house committees, as part of the Democrats ” impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
“I could only be effective if the US policy of strong support for Ukraine strong diplomatic support, together with the reliable security, economic and technical assistance — said-and if I had to implement the back cover of the Secretary of State to the policy,” Taylor.
“During my meeting with Secretary-General Pompeo on may 28, I made clear to him and the others present that, when the US policy changed towards Ukraine, he would not want that I posted it and I couldn’t stay,” Taylor continued. “He assured me that the policy of strong support for Ukraine would continue, and that he would support me in defending this policy.”
The White house meanwhile, back Tuesday fired over Taylor ‘ s statement: “President Trump has done nothing wrong — this is a coordinated smear campaign from far-left to the legislature and the radical unelected bureaucrats of the war on the Constitution. There is no quid pro quo,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
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Only Taylor’s opening statement was released at this point. However, the legislator is emerging after hours of private deposition, Taylor said redirected “disturbing” account, including the establishment of a “direct line” to the quid pro quo in the center of the Democrats ” impeachment request.
The legislature, said Taylor recalled the events that filled in gaps from the testimony of the other witnesses, in particular, Sondland, who testified last week, and whose statements are now in question by the Taylor ‘ s account. She said Taylor, records of conversations and documents.
“The testimony is very disturbing,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY Rep., Dean Phillips, D-Minn., used the same word. Asked why, he said, “Because it’s becoming clearer and clearer.”
Taylor’s appearance was among the most-watched, because of a text message, released by House investigators early in the probe, in the he is crazy to hold back as a trump attempt to military aid for the Ukraine””.
The account calls into question the statement of Sondland, a wealthy businessman, donated $1 million to Trump is opening, who told Congress last week that he doesn’t fully remember some of the details of the events. Sondland may be asked to return to the Congress after he testified that, among other things, he was not initially aware that the gas company is a three-piece.
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., Taylor said, a career civil servant, had to remember better the details as Sondland.
In a series of text messages released earlier this month by the prosecution investigators, Taylor appeared troubled to be Trump, the efforts to withhold U.S. military aid to Ukraine, already approved by the Congress.
“I think it is to withhold security assistance, is crazy for help with a political campaign,” Taylor wrote in excerpts of the text messages released by the prosecution investigators.
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The Republicans, however, Democrats accused the access to the transcripts of interviews they have been conducting as part of the prosecution’s request.
“Just when you thought the process was unfair, we have found out last night that Democrats are now not even the Republicans will have a copy of the transcripts of each of the time, we are demanding’ve interviewed so far,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, that the Republicans can not be copied and only you can read while under the supervision of Democratic employees.
Fox News’ Mike Emanuel, Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.