Washington (Reuters) – The leading U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testiied during the first television hearing of the thesis against President Donald Trump, links the president
On Wednesday more directly on a pressure campaign on Ukraine to investigate the Democratic contender President Joe Biden and his son will benefit him politically.
A text message is displayed at a hearing by the state Intelligence Board as part of the crime query on U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, Nov. 13, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott
It is the first of the three main takeaways from the hearing that will likely go up again in future proceedings.
AMBASSADOR TAYLOR REVEALS THE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND SONDLAND:
William Taylor, ACT ambassador in Ukraine, said a member of his staff heard a 26-July phone call between Trump and Gordon Sondland, in which the Republican Party president
Asked about those investigations, and Sondland told him that the Ukrainians were ready to proceed.
After the call-that happened a day after Trump had asked of Ukraine president
During a phone call to conduct surveys – the staff asked Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, what Trump thinks about Ukraine, Taylor said.
“Ambassador Sondland replied that President Trump cares more about Biden’s surveys, which Giuliani was hitting for,” Taylor testified, referring to Trump’s personal counsel, Rudy Giuliani.