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Ukraine texts show how Trump has warped the state department

Diplomatic messages make clear loyalty to Trump is far more important than official US policy or institution normsThe diplomatic texts released by Congress overnight do not leave much doubt about the quid pro quo being offered to Ukraine. They also say a lot about how far the state department has been warped by the Trump administration.The transformation is made clear by the three protagonists. Bill Taylor is on his second stint as ambassador to Ukraine, this time in an acting capacity because Donald Trump abruptly fired his predecessor in May. He is a 72-year-old Vietnam veteran with decades of experience. …read more

Source:: The Guardian