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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. officials who will testify this week at public hearings in the House of Representatives’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump include the current top diplomat in Ukraine, the previous ambassador there and a diploma

 

The officials have already offered testimony behind closed doors in the inquiry. They raised alarm bells about a White House efforts to pressure Ukraine to carry out politically motivated investigations that Trump, a Republican, had demanded.

 

The hearings on Wednesday and Friday will be the first to be held in public. Here are some details about the officials who will testify.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-diplomats-factb/factbox-u-s-diplomats-take-starring-role-in-trump-impeachment-hearings-idUSKBN1XL1MJ

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WILLIAM TAYLOR

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, he provided some of the most important testimony in the inquiry so far. On Oct. 22 he said he had been concerned to learn that security aid to Ukraine, as well as a White House meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, had been delayed for political reasons.

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2 minutes ago, king of the county said:

Taylor better have his sh!t together this time 

"Taylor also expressed his concerns in text messages released by House Democratic investigators, at one point texting that “it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.”

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MARIE YOVANOVITCH


Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled from her post in May, told the impeachment inquiry on Oct. 11 that Trump ousted her based on “unfounded and false claims” after she had come under attack by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

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Just now, leftwinger said:

WILLIAM TAYLOR

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, he provided some of the most important testimony in the inquiry so far. On Oct. 22 he said he had been concerned to learn that security aid to Ukraine, as well as a White House meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, had been delayed for political reasons.

 
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Nolte: Adam Schiff Desperate to Hide William Taylor Testimony that Would Kill Ukraine Hoax

13,761 (INSET: Adam Schiff) A top U.S. diplomat, William Taylor, departs the Capitol after testifying in the Democrats' impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)AP Photos/J. Scott Applewhite, Susan Walsh
JOHN NOLTE
23 Oct 20195697
3:56

The Big Fake News today is that Ukraine’s top diplomat, William Taylor, delivered a smoking gun to Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) secret impeachment hearings.

That is not hyperbole, those are the headlines — “smoking gun.”

So here we are again with Russian Collusion 2 in full swing, with the WALLS CLOSING IN ON TRUMP, and all of it backed by a coordinated news cycle about how President Trump is toast, done, over and out, corrupt and kaput fer realzies this time. Except…

Once again, it’s all fake news (but you knew that).

Even though Schiff’s secret impeachment inquiry is supposed to be secret, leaks to the far-left CNN-NYTimes-WashPost geared for the Get Drumpf! crowd are currently being reported everywhere without a hint of scrutiny from the media, unaware or unashamed of being so obviously manipulated by the Schiff Cabal.

Someone, somehow leaked Taylor’s opening statement to the media — and, gee, we can only sit here and imagine who that might have been.

Meanwhile, even though we are talking about a process designed to overturn a national election, the accused — President Trump — has no rights, nor do his surrogates among House Republicans. They are not only restricted from calling their own witnesses, which is unprecedented in the history of impeachment, they cannot even publicize their side of the story without violating Schiff’s fascist rules.

Worse still, while Taylor’s opening statement is leaked to the media, this one-sided document from a career diplomat who obviously despises Trump, the transcripts and recordings of his entire testimony remain hidden, guarded, secreted away… And the so-called media are perfectly fine with this, perfectly happy to publish what Schiff wants them to publish, even though they know it does not tell the full truth.

And in the specific case of Taylor, according to three Republican Congressman who were in the room, the testimony Taylor gave that completely undercuts the narrative about his “smoking gun” opening statement remains hidden from the public, and we are now stuck with an incurious press that just doesn’t want to hear the full and inconvenient truth.

Appearing with Sean Hannity on Fox News after Taylor’s testimony, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said, “The truth is, in two minutes, John Ratcliffe destroyed this witness. There is no quid pro quo.”

Earlier in the day, Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX) himself verified this while complaining (justifiably) about how he is restricted from revealing the full truth of what happened. He did, though, say what he felt he could:

I found [Taylor] to be very forthright. He had very strong opinions about Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy. But again, the mainstream media reporting that he provided evidence of a quid pro quo involving military aid is false. I questioned him directly on that. And under [House Intelligence Chairman] Adam Schiff’s rules I can’t tell you what he said, but I can tell you what he didn’t say. And neither he or any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld. You can’t have a quid pro quo with no quo.

Using Twitter, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said of Taylor’s testimony and the lapdog media’s coverage of it… “The leaks out of today’s witness interview have been laughably overblown and don’t tell the full story. Still no evidence of quid pro quo. Much of the statement and hearsay allegations didn’t hold up against any real scrutiny. The FULL transcript should be released immediately.”

This has been the cycle since the beginning of Schiff’s Star Chamber: The worst possible testimony is leaked out of context, and it sounds awful — at least until we get the other side of the story, where we inevitably learn that this whole thing is going nowhere, that all the evidence points to there being no quid pro quo, to us learning how Schiff is badgering witnesses to say what he wants.

So we are currently enjoying a remarkable time in history where congressional Democrats are looking to overturn a presidential election using secret testimony backed by selective leaks, and the national media are colluding with them as if this is all normal and okay.

 

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7 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

"Taylor also expressed his concerns in text messages released by House Democratic investigators, at one point texting that “it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.”

A criminal investigation would help more than a political campaign by it's very nature. Trump asked for resumption of a criminal investigation, not political dirt. This is going to be a bigger dud than Mueller. 

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2 minutes ago, NeoConvict said:

A criminal investigation would help more than a political campaign by it's very nature. Trump asked for resumption of a criminal investigation, not political dirt. This is going to be a bigger dud than Mueller. 

 

Trump is getting impeached. Mueller was not impeaching the President.

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9 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

MARIE YOVANOVITCH


Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled from her post in May, told the impeachment inquiry on Oct. 11 that Trump ousted her based on “unfounded and false claims” after she had come under attack by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

 

The hag wasn't doing her job....she serves at the pleasure of the Pres...lol

 

 

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GEORGE KENT

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, said in closed-door testimony Oct. 15 that he had been alarmed by efforts by Giuliani and others to pressure Ukraine.

Kent said Giuliani conducted a “campaign full of lies” against Yovanovitch before she was recalled from her post. He said he was also subject to attacks by Giuliani but was told to “keep my head down” by a senior State Department official.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-diplomats-factb/factbox-u-s-diplomats-take-starring-role-in-trump-impeachment-hearings-idUSKBN1XL1MJ

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trump is going to be impeached for his bribery, using taxpayer approved funds for the Ukraine for his own 

personal gain of dirt against biden, and his other high crimes and misdemeanors such as abandoning and 

deserting the Kurds in the middle of a war, for promoting russian and north korean communism, etc, 

 

but republicans have vowed to tell Americans to 1, go F themselves, 2, republicans are in office to protect 

the rich and not to represent all Americans, 3, trump is their lord and savior chosen one among their intensely 

stupid republican voters. and republicans intend to violate their sacred oath before god to uphold the US Constitution,

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19 minutes ago, William1444 said:

but republicans have vowed to tell Americans to 1, go F themselves, 2, republicans are in office to protect 

the rich and not to represent all Americans, 3, trump is their lord and savior chosen one among their intensely 

stupid republican voters. and republicans intend to violate their sacred oath before god to uphold the US Constitution,

 

I have no respect for any Republican defending Trump.

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