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Taylor: Sondland And Volker Separately Compared Trump’s Ukraine Aid Holdup To A Biz Deal


Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv Bill Taylor testified on Tuesday that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and former Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker had claimed President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme was kosher because he was a “businessman.”

In his opening statement, Taylor described to Congress the events that took place before the explosive text exchange between Sondland and himself, during which Taylor told Sondland it was “crazy” to withhold the aid for help with a political campaign.
“Before these text messages, during our call on September 8, Ambassador Sondland tried to explain to me that President …read more

Source:: TPM

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