In case you don’t tune in regularly to our daily Impeachment Updates, I have posted an article on what appears to be most damning testimony against Trump yet.
U.S. diplomat William B. Taylor Jr. “told lawmakers Tuesday that President Trump made the release of military aid contingent on public declarations from Ukraine that it would investigate the Bidens and the 2016 election, contradicting Trump’s denial that he used the money as leverage for political gain.”
He described how officials from the Pentagon, State Department, CIA and former National Security Adviser John Bolton tried unsuccessfully to get a meeting with Trump to release the aid. He testified that Ukrainian officials were blindsided by the White House’s decision to release a rough transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with President Volodymyr Zelensky with “virtually no notice of the release and they were livid.”
Upon arriving in Kyiv last spring Taylor became alarmed by secondary diplomatic channels involving U.S. officials that he called “weird,” he said.Washington Post:
Read Taylor’s Opening Statement here:
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released the following statement after learning about Mr. Taylor’s very damning testimony: