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  • William Taylor, top US diplomat in Ukraine, is stepping down

    12/17/2019 3:55:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 12/17/19 | Bob Fredericks
    William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, will leave his post at the end of the year, according to a report. During House impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Taylor questioned the decision to withhold $391 million in military aid for Kiev and an Oval Office meeting with Trump for Ukraine President Voldymyr Zelensky. It was unclear whether he would leave before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned visit to Ukraine next month. Trump has lit into top diplomats who testified in the probe, calling them “Never Trumpers,” and it appeared unlikely Pompeo would visit Kiev until Taylor was gone.
  • Rudy G. Sends Letter to Senator Graham Outlining Amb. Bill Taylor Efforts to Block Witnesses

    11/23/2019 8:26:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/23/2019 | Sundance
    It was evident several weeks ago that U.S. chargé d’affaires to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, is one of the current participants in the coup effort. It was Taylor who engaged in carefully planned text messages with EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland to set-up a narrative helpful to Adam Schiff’s political coup effort. Bill Taylor was formerly U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (’06-’09) and later helped the Obama administration to design the laundry operation providing taxpayer financing to Ukraine in exchange for back-channel payments to U.S. politicians and their families. Today Rudy Giuliani has released a letter to Senator Lindsey Graham outlining how Bill...
  • Giuliani Puts the DC Swamp on Notice, “I’m Going to Bring Out a Massive Pay-to-Play Scheme

    11/23/2019 11:34:18 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 110 replies
    GP ^ | November 23,2019 | Cristina Laila
    Giuliani reminded the DC swamp that he previously cleaned up mafia in New York and asked them, “Do you honestly think I’m intimidated?” RUDY GIULIANI: “I discovered a pattern of corruption that the Washington press covered up for years! I’m also going to bring out a massive pay-for-play scheme under the Obama Administration that will devastate the Democrat Party. Do you honestly think I’m intimidated? Giuliani presented a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham with evidence of a Democrat criminal conspiracy with Ukrainians to prevent Donald Trump from being President.
  • Miss Ukraine denied visa enter US (Atlanta) for Miss Universe on Dec. 8th (Bill Taylor mentioned)

    11/15/2019 12:57:01 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 44 replies
    KP_Ukraine Instagram ^ | 11/14/19 | KP_Ukraine
    HOT OFF THE PRESSES!! TRANSLATED FROM UKRAINIAN ON INSTAGRAM: Miss Ukraine Universe Anastasia Subbota is not allowed in the US to the finals of the competition [Miss Universe 2019]. The girl was denied an American visa. Director of the competition Anna Filimonova is trying to solve the problem with the documents. But there is very little time - the finale will take place in Atlanta on December 8. For the 14 years of the Miss Ukraine Universe contest, this is the first time the Consulate has not given the winner the entry permit to America. “There are 12 days left...
  • William Taylor Joins Robert Mueller on the Ash Heap of the Deep State's Altar

    11/15/2019 10:08:39 AM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/15/2019 | William Marshall
    This week we witnessed yet another august civil servant, Ambassador William Taylor, immolate a hard-earned reputation over a 50-plus year career on the altar of the Deep State. Both Ambassador Taylor and former Special Counsel Robert Mueller began their public service careers as nobly as any American can - in the uniform of our country’s Armed Forces. Ambassador Taylor, a graduate of West Point and Mr. Mueller, a graduate of Princeton and Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, would lead men in combat as young officers on the battlefields of Vietnam. They would both be awarded Bronze Stars for their valorous...
  • Another Epic Failed Hearing for the Democrats, Another Mass Killing

    11/14/2019 12:38:49 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Just a coincidence, no doubt. – So, with their corrupt media cohorts struggling to spin their disastrous first day of impeachment circus hearings to their advantage, the Democrats were desperate all Thursday morning to change the narrative. There were no bombshells in the testimony of either Bill Taylor or the dapper dandy George Kent, no revelations of anything resembling impeachable behavior by President Donald Trump, nothing for anyone in the Democrat/media/deep state Axis of Disinformation to hang their rhetorical hats on. As a result, it was a very slow news morning for America for once. And then it all magically...
  • Amb Bill Taylor: "Official Foreign Policy Of The United States Was Undercut By (tr) Mr. Giuliani"

    11/13/2019 10:34:10 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 42 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-13-2019 | Tim Hains
    William Taylor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, revealed new information about the president's interest in Ukraine and the "investigations of Biden" in his opening statement Wednesday at the first House impeachment inquiry hearing. "I am not here to take one side or the other or to advocate for any particular outcome of these proceedings," he said. "Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26. While Ambassador Volker and I visited the front, this member of my staff accompanied Ambassador Sondland. Ambassador Sondland met with Mr. Yermak," Taylor claimed. "Following that meeting,...
  • Impeachment Inquiry Cheat Sheet: Bill Taylor’s Past Testimony

    11/13/2019 10:59:15 AM PST · by kiryandil · 13 replies
    Breitbart - Joel Pollack ^ | November 13, 2019 | Joel Pollack
    Taylor testified behind closed doors in the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on October 22 — an arrangement that drew criticism from Republicans. The “impeachment inquiry” was only authorized nine days later. Unlike past inquiries, the president is not being allowed legal representation in any of the hearings prior to a final round in the House Judiciary Committee. Moreover, the minority party cannot object to any witnesses called by the majority — again, a departure from the precedents in the Nixon and Clinton impeachment inquiries. Taylor is being called as the Democrats’ first witness because of all the witnesses, he offered...
  • Bill Taylor Cites NYT as Source for His Claim Trump Wanted Ukraine to Get Dirt on Biden

    11/06/2019 6:19:05 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 69 replies ^ | 6 Nov 2019
    U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor, during his deposition last month, identified the New York Times as the sole source of his claim that President Donald Trump wanted Ukraine to help him get dirt on Joe Biden, transcripts released Wednesday show. Besides a New York Times article, “I have no other information from what the [U.S.] president was thinking,” he declared under questioning by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) during his October 22 deposition, given behind closed doors. The transcripts of his testimony described the Zeldin-Taylor exchange as follow: Zeldin: What was the goal of requesting investigations into 2016 election and [Ukrainian company...
  • Mark Meadows: Gordon Sondland's Testimony Does NOT Confirm Quid Pro Quo

    11/05/2019 4:13:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 5, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted on Tuesday that despite what many media headlines are reporting with regards to Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony, he did not confirm there was a case of quid pro quo between President Trump and Ukraine. "Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports about Ambassador Sondland's testimony. Here's what he actually said. 1. I did not (and still don't) know why aid was held up 2. I 'PRESUMED' it was because of corruption 3. I told Yermak my assumption," said Meadows, who sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports...
  • They’re Lying to Us About Morrison’s Testimony

    11/01/2019 12:52:05 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/1/2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday toward the end of the program we had news for you, and it was news about the National Security Council official Tim Morrison who had testified yesterday morning, the very day of this vote to… (chuckles) It did nothing. It put a vote to the inquiry to impeach Trump. Tim Morrison testified he was on the call. He heard the call. He heard the call the president made to the president of Ukraine, and there was nothing that he heard that was illegal. Nothing he heard was corrupt. Nothing he heard was a problem. Some of it concerned...
  • Impeachment Witness Bill Taylor Led Ukraine Delegation for Group Advised by Hunter Biden

    10/28/2019 3:37:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2019 | AARON KLEIN
    Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, who provided key testimony to the Democrats’ controversial impeachment inquiry last week, led an election observation delegation in Ukraine earlier this year for a George Soros-funded organization that at the time boasted Hunter Biden on its small chairman’s council. Two months before he came out of retirement to serve as the highest ranking U.S. official in Ukraine, Taylor led an election observer delegation to Ukraine’s April 21, 2019 second round presidential election for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) organization. The delegation’s mission, according to NDI literature, was to “accurately and impartially assess various...
  • Clueless Dems gleefully cheer ‘fourth-hand’ hearsay as ‘smoking gun,’ says Lee Zeldin

    10/24/2019 6:27:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    BizPackReview ^ | October 24, 2019 | Samantha Chang
    The Democrats are cluelessly celebrating their “smoking gun” to impeach President Trump based on the fourth-hand hearsay testimony of former State Department official Bill Taylor, said Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin. Talk about spiking the football too soon. Let this sink in: The Democratic Party thinks they’re going to impeach President Trump based on fourth-hand gossip. Congressman Zeldin slammed the Left for their cloak-and-dagger impeachment inquiry, calling the sham process “a joke.” Zeldin says the only reason why Democrats insist on questioning witnesses behind closed doors is that they want to gaslight the public by selectively leaking misleading info to the...
  • GOP Hero Rep. Lee Zeldin Obliterates Schiff’s Star Witness Bill Taylor, ‘He Has Fourth-Hand Info!’

    10/23/2019 7:48:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/23/2019 | Cristina Laila
    GOP Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY) obliterated Schiff’s star witness, US diplomat Bill Taylor’s closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee.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.’The Hill reported that Mr. Taylor testified that US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, told him that...
  • Republican lawmaker 'destroyed' latest impeachment inquiry witness argument: McCarthy

    10/22/2019 11:17:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22 2019 | Charles Creitz
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Tuesday said a fellow Republican lawmaker deconstructed a key part of the latest Trump impeachment inquiry witness testimony in Tuesday's closed-door session. "In 90 seconds, we had John Ratcliffe destroy Taylor's whole argument." The questioning by Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican and member of both the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, was an important moment in the hearing, McCarthy claimed.
  • Ambassador Bill Taylor's Troubling Testimony

    10/23/2019 7:25:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/23/2019 | Paul Mirengoff
    Text messages released weeks ago showed that Bill Taylor believed the Trump administration was conditioning the release of military aid to Ukraine on a Ukrainian investigation of Trump’s political opponents. Yesterday, in testimony before Congress, Taylor described the events that caused him to believe this.If Taylor is telling the truth, he had a sound basis for believing that, for a while, there was a quid pro quo relationship between the release of aid and an investigation by Ukraine of the Bidens. He testified about a conversation with a National Security Council official who informed him that Gordon Sondland, our...
  • Thune: Picture Emerging from Taylor Testimony ‘Not a Good One’

    10/23/2019 6:31:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23,2019 | IAN HANCHETT
    While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD) stated that, based on the reporting he has seen, the picture emerging from acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor’s testimony is “not a good one.” Thune said, “The picture coming out of it, based on the reporting that we’ve seen is — yeah, I would say is not a good one.”
  • Trial By Selective Leak: Seven questions for Ambassador Bill Taylor

    10/23/2019 7:34:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Another secret hearing, another supposedly damning indictment of President Trump, another set of selective leaks from the left. Based on current headlines, it's all over for President Trump.Seems the testimony of former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, has finally done him in, according to the breathless press reports. Here are the typical headlines: Ukraine ambassador William Taylor's testimony backs Senate Republicans into a corner -Washington Examiner The Most Damning Impeachment Testimony Yet -New York Times (they've got a ton of them on their site like this) And in a nice case of trial by selective leak, Time magazine...
  • Democrat: Top diplomat's testimony on Ukraine is 'sea change' in impeachment probe

    10/22/2019 11:24:19 AM PDT · by be-baw · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2019 | Mike Lillis
    Democrats emerging Tuesday from the closed-door testimony of the top diplomat to Ukraine were tight-lipped on details but effusive on a central point: William Taylor, they said, was delivering the most damning testimony yet in the Democrats' impeachment investigation into President Trump. "Without question the most powerful testimony we've heard," said Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), who sits on the Oversight Committee. "This testimony is a sea change. I think it could accelerate matters," Lynch continued. "This will, I think, answer more questions than it raises." Lynch described Taylor, the U.S. chargé d'affaires of Ukraine, as a "meticulous" note-taker who had...
  • Top diplomat Bill Taylor gave 'disturbing,' 'explosive' testimony on Trump's Ukraine dealings

    10/22/2019 12:25:08 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 22, 2019 | Rebecca Shabad, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Alex Moe and Haley Talbot
    WASHINGTON — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, offered a "disturbing" portrayal of President Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings during his closed door testimony to impeachment investigators on Tuesday, according to House Democrats. Democrats described Taylor’s testimony as crucial, saying that he not only filled in many of the holes created by previous testimonies and depositions but is also drawing a "direct line" between the president's demand for an investigation by the Ukrainians into his political rivals and U.S. military aid. "I do not know how you would listen to today's testimony by the ambassador, Ambassador Taylor, and draw...