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Home Front: Politix
US diplomat tells Congress aid to Ukraine was tied to Biden, 2016 probes
2019-10-23
[NYPOST] The acting US ambassador to Ukraine testified that he was told that the release of US military aid to the country was dependent on Ukraine publicly vowing to investigate Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant...
and his son as well as the 2016 election, a new report said Tuesday.

Testimony from William Taylor contradicted President Trump’s denial that there was a quid pro quo and that he used the nearly $400 million as leverage for personal political gain, the Washington Post reported.

Taylor walked politicians through conversations he had with other US diplomats who were trying to obtain what one called the "deliverable" of Ukrainian help investigating Trump’s political rivals, according to an opening statement obtained by the paper.

Taylor said he spoke to Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the US envoy to the EU.

"During that phone call, Amb. Sondland told me that President Trump had told him that he wants President [Volodymyr] Zelensky to state publicly that Ukraine will investigate Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election," Taylor said in the statement.

"Amb. Sondland also told me that he now recognized that he had made a mistake by earlier telling the Ukrainian officials to whom he spoke that a White House meeting with President Zelensky was dependent on a public announcement of investigations ‐ in fact, Amb. Sondland said, ’everything’ was dependent on such an announcement, including security assistance," Taylor told House Sherlocks.

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Posted by:Fred

#5  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: GOP Destroyed Impeachment Witness William Taylor’s Testimony.

Also see:

Trump allies push back on ‘quid pro quo,’ say envoy testified Ukraine initially unaware of aid holdup.

Schifferbrains selectively leaking little tidbits to make Trump look bad but withholding exculpatory information, as is his modus operandi. There is nothing else he can do. Forget Thanksgiving. Forget Christmas. He'll drag this shitshow out until November 2020 while his MSM allies follow merrily along for maximum propaganda effect. But after that he will no longer be the Intelligence Committee chairman.

"Oh, we've really got him this time," is what they've been saying since January 2017 and even before then.

But they've got nothing except loud mouths and a pack of lies. There will be no impeachment. That was never even part of the plan.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2019-10-23 13:39  

#4  ^ what Abu said. Like a Kinsley Gaffe.
Typical Shitshow.
Posted by: Lex   2019-10-23 11:02  

#3  Is quid pro quo in such circumstances against the law? I mean, if the president is concerned that an American citizen is involved in corrupt activities in a foreign country, wouldn't it be wise for the president to seek some assurance that vast amounts of money meant for legitimate military aid to the country will not be used to line the pockets of corrupt individuals?
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2019-10-23 10:58  

#2  So, more second-hand bullshit
Posted by: Frank G   2019-10-23 05:47  

#1  During that phone call, Amb. Sondland told me
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2019-10-23 03:02  

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