By: Brian Evans
Although Democrats have handled the so-called impeachment inquiry against President Trump with the utmost security, as to ensure actual testimony isn’t allowed into the hands of the American people, nor the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, the Democrats media wing of their Party…The Mainstream Media was given alleged testimony from the Acting United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor! Fox News reported that Democrats claim in his testimony that Taylor identified a clear quid pro quo by President Trump, as they stated…
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor testified unequivocally Tuesday that President Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate both election interference and a company linked to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son — and was willing to hold up military aid and a White House meeting to get a public announcement from the country that the probes were underway.
In his opening remarks to House lawmakers obtained by Fox News, Taylor voiced his apparent frustration that the Trump administration was undercutting his personal policy preference for providing robust aid to Ukraine.
Among Taylor’s colorful claims were that then-national security adviser John Bolton furiously warned that a Trump phone call with Ukraine’s leader would be a “disaster,” and that Taylor nearly didn’t take the job leading Ukraine’s embassy out of concerns the U.S. wouldn’t be sufficiently helpful to Ukraine.
Republicans, however, have countered that military aid to Ukraine was released in September, and that there has been no evidence Ukrainians were aware that the aid was being withheld as part of any implicit quid pro quo. However, Politico reported that the Ukraine aid was being held up in August — two weeks before it was released.
Ukrainian officials have denied that there was any undue pressure from the White House.
However, other reports that have leaked out of the proceedings indicate that the Democrats have come up empty-handed, and Taylor is a ruse, designed to strategically damage the President’s support, in the minds of the American voters!
Breitbart News reported that Taylor’s alleged testimony is false and misleading, as they stated…
U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland disputes the most damning portions of Acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor’s impeachment testimony.
Breitbart added that…
According to Taylor’s opening statement, this man who has never met or spoken with Trump, claims he heard third- and fourth-hand information proving there was a dastardly quid pro quo between Trump and Ukraine: i.e., Ukraine gets no military assistance unless Ukraine publicizes the opening of an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden.
Reports indicate that in Taylor’s opening statement, he testified to hear-say and secondhand information that he allegedly heard from Tim Morrison, who is the National Security Council’s senior director for Europe and Russia! He said that…
Ambassador Sondland told Mr. Yermak [adviser to Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky] that security assistance money would not come until President Zelensky committed to pursue the Burisma investigation. I was alarmed by what Mr. Morrison told me about the Sondland-Yermak conversation. This was the first time I had heard that the security assistance — not just the White House meeting — was conditioned on the investigations.
Breitbart noted that…
This is important because while the White House admits aid was delayed, the White House also claims there can be no quid pro quo when Ukraine did not know about the delay. What’s more, because we have the transcript, we know for a fact the delay was not mentioned during Trump’s July 25 phone call, and there is no evidence showing Ukraine knew about the delay prior to August.
In other words, Taylor testified that he heard through Morrison, who allegedly heard if, from Sondland, that President Trump told Sondland that there was a quid-pro-quo! In other words, he didn’t hear the alleged quid-pro-quo, nor did the man who he claims to hear it from, but it was third-hand information! To make matters worse for the Democrats alleged gotcha, the alleged source of the quid-pro-quo information, denies having ever heard of any such exchange, nor admits stating it as having happened! On top of that, Ukrainian officials deny that they even had such information of President Trump calling for withholding of military funds in return for an investigation into the Bidens
But what you have here is Taylor saying he discovered through Morrison, who says he heard it from Sondland, that Trump outright told Sondland there was a direct quid pro quo, not just about Ukraine cleaning up its overall corruption problems, but directly attached to investigating the Bidens and Burisma, the shady energy company that paid Hunter Biden $50,000 a month — a month! — to sit on its board, even though Hunter has no experience with Ukraine or energy.
Breitbart also noted Taylor claimed that following his conversation with Morrison, he spoke to Sondland. He said that Sondland told him that…
that President Trump had told him that he wants President Zelensky to state publicly that Ukraine will investigate Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Ambassador Sondland also told me that he now recognized that he had made a mistake by earlier telling the Ukrainian officials to whom he spoke that a White House meeting with President Zelensky was dependent on a public announcement of investigations — in fact, Ambassador Sondland said, ‘everything’ was dependent on such an announcement, including security assistance. He said that President Trump wanted President Zelensky ‘in a public box’ by making a public statement about ordering such investigations.
Taylor then testified that Sondland told him that on September 8th of this year, that…
President Trump was adamant that President Zelensky, himself, had to ‘clear things up and [announce the Biden investigation] in public.’ President Trump said it was not a ‘quid pro quo.’ Ambassador Sondland said that he had talked to President Zelensky and Mr. Yermak and told them that, although this was not a quid pro quo, if President Zelensky did not ‘clear things up’ in public, we would be at a ‘stalemate.’ I understood a ‘stalemate’ to mean that Ukraine would not receive the much-needed military assistance.
However, Taylor’s alleged claims made in a secret court, in the bowels of the Congressional Basement, go against testimony that Sondland gave to Adam Schiff in multiple testimonies, the latter of which occurred last Thursday!
To begin with, all of this contradicts Sondland’s earlier testimony in Schiff’s secret Star Chamber, and on Thursday, Sondland again reiterated that none of this happened.
Breitbart added that…
Through his attorney, among other things, Sondland told the far-left Washington Post he “did not recall conversations recounted by Taylor in his House deposition.” That includes Taylor’s claim that Sondland told Yermak there would be no assistance without a Biden probe or Taylor’s fourth-hand claim that — see if you can follow this — Morrison told Taylor that Sondland told Morrison that Trump told Sondland there would be no aid without Zelensky announcing a Biden investigation.
So now we have entered the land of he said/he said; we have entered an ethereal world that has NOTHING to do with the July 25 phone call, has nothing to do with the transcript of an actual phone call or the word of the Ukrainian president, who has now said twice he was never pressured to investigate the Bidens.
Ultimately, Adam Schiff and the radical left-wing Democrats have turned our legislative chamber into a Communist Soviet-Style secretive trial chamber, with no rules, no fairness, no justice, and apparently no truth or factual information emanating from their underground lair! Therefore, it is no wonder Republicans and the American people are getting fed up with their corrupt and sinister actions! They have hidden transcripts, hidden courtrooms, and the only evidence that they claim to have, with no reason to believe their proceedings! After all, only select members, appointed by Nancy Pelosi have access to question, call witnesses, be present, or even read the transcripts! In fact, more than 75% of Congressional members are being forced into the dark, and simply expected to trust that the hand-picked left-wing radical members of Congress that Pelosi put in charge, will speak the truth! It is a hard pill to swallow, being those same members have been caught telling countless lies, making threats against anyone who dares oppose their ideological goals of Socialism and Communism, and seems to be in violation of numerous sections of the Constitution of the United States!
Yes, today the Democrats rely on secondhand, third hand, and completely malicious information, with no evidence of facts, no actual corroboration, and no factual basis! It truly explains why so many Americans see the Democrat proceedings as nothing more than a sham, as allegation after allegation, continues to fall apart, as they one by one, reveal themselves as political hit jobs, rather than open and just investigations or hearings! The Democrats have called for the impeachment of the President over his taxes, his businesses, Russian collusion, porn stars who sued him for his money, phone calls he has made with foreign leaders, like in Ukraine, and even this week, it is being reported that the investigating is shifting to new allegations! It is what we call ‘never-ending investigations’, designed to destroy anyone who stands in the way of the radical, Marxist, and Progressive Socialist Democrat Party!
Sadly, our grandparents and great-grandparents would be saddened by the hate that has permeated the Democrat Party, and the anti-American attitudes that they now openly express, without fear of what the American electorate thinks! Whether you call it a kangaroo court, a sham, or even a coup, one thing is for certain! The Democrat Party no longer cares about freedom or justice, peace or kindness, the environment or education, God or Sin, or anything else for that matter! That is except their own power, their own wealth, and all through the implementation of a Marxist-style Global Government, that puts them, the Elites at the top, and the American people at the bottom, at the mercy of their every whim!