The Democrat-media complex exploded on Tuesday over testimony from Bill Taylor, a US diplomat to Ukraine who said he believed Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in order to force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Biden crime family.
Bill Taylor, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine started out on Tuesday with a 15-page opening statement that left Democrat lawmakers ‘gasping.’
Recall, newly released travel documents revealed that Adam Schiff’s staffer took a Burisma Group-funded trip to Ukraine 12 days after the ‘whistleblower’ filed a complaint against Trump and met with US Ambassador Bill Taylor.
This smells like a set up.
According to Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge, Bill Taylor reported that two channels were created for Ukraine.
Bill Taylor, a top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine who has emerged as a key figure of interest in the Trump impeachment inquiry, told Congress on Tuesday that there were “two channels” for Trump administration policymaking on Ukraine — “one regular, one irregular.”
Describing administration policy-making in Ukraine, Taylor said the “regular” channel would be through traditional State Department channels, according to sources. The “irregular channel,” he told lawmakers, was through European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, former special envoy Kurt Volker, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
The Hill reported that Mr. Taylor testified that US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, told him that military aid to Ukraine may have been held up partly because of a push for Ukraine to announce probes into the 2016 election and Joe Biden.
Democrats said Mr. Taylor stood by his previous statement to Ambassador Kurt Volker, “As I said on the phone, I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” Taylor said in a September 9 text exchange.
What the Democrats conveniently leave out is that Bill Taylor has zero first-hand knowledge of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.
In fact, the September 9 text message sent to Kurt Volker was in reference to an August 28 Politico article, NOT because he had any independent information.
Volker’s previous closed-door testimony to lawmakers crushed the Democrats’ quid pro quo argument against President Trump which is why they refuse to release the transcripts from his hearing.
Meanwhile the do-nothing Republican Senators like Lindsey Graham and Richard Burr are sitting idly by while the House Democrats conduct secret impeachment hearings and selectively leak to the media.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham a couple weeks ago threatened to call in Kurt Volker to testify to his committee publicly because Schiff refuses to release the transcripts…and still nothing.
If this continues, I will call Volker before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify publicly to ensure the full story is told.https://t.co/jNi3KQ3wRB
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 9, 2019