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House releases new impeachment inquiry testimony

The House has released the transcript of US diplomat Bill Taylor’s testimony in the impeachment inquiry.

The transcript describes the existence of a parallel foreign policy approach to Ukraine and supports the testimony of others that there was a direct quid pro quo in Trump’s demand that Ukraine investigates the Bidens.

The transcript can be read in full here.

Key excerpts from the transcript can be read here.

During Taylor’s hearing, he told the House there was a clear connection between the Trump administration releasing funding to Ukraine, and Ukraine investigating Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

“That was my clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the president [of Ukraine] committed to pursuing the investigation,” Taylor said.

In a statement Rep Adam Schiff, Rep Eliot Engel and Rep Carolyn Maloney, the chairs of investigating committees, said:

“The testimony of Ambassador Taylor—a West Point graduate, Vietnam veteran, and nonpartisan diplomat — shows how President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine and conditioned its release, as well as a vital White House meeting, on the President of Ukraine publicly announcing investigations into debunked conspiracy theories involving the Bidens and the 2016 election.”

SOURCE: theguardian
Trump impeachment inquiry: public hearings to begin next week, Schiff announces – live Trump impeachment inquiry: public hearings to begin next week, Schiff announces – live Reviewed by Chimezie Ozofor on November 06, 2019 Rating: 5

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