Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, testified for 10 hours before the House investigators and apparently dropped the Ether Napalm Bomb. The testimony itself was private but Taylor brought with him a 15-page opening statement laying out detailed criminal activities of Trump and his treasonous cronies.
What did the statement say?
It starts out by explaining why Ukraine matters (in short, it’s a buffer btwn Europe and Russia) and how maintaining a good relationship with them is crucial in US foreign policy.
With that out of the way, Taylor goes straight into how there was an “irregular” back-channel communication line (headed by Rudy fucking Giuliani) and how damaging it was to the decades of trust between the US and Ukraine.
Why was it damaging? Because Trump, thru that shady irregular channel, was holding up the military assistance to Ukraine to pressure Ukraine’s new president Zelenskiy to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden and his son. Ukraine was in dire need of the assistance as more than 13,000 Ukrainians had been killed by the Russians.
Taylor said Trump’s delay tactics were “crazy” and that he sought clarification as to why it was happening. Instead, the answer he got from EU ambassador Gordon Sondland was that “everything” was dependent on the Ukraine president making a public announcement that he was going to investigate the Bidens.
Sondland, then tried to cover for Trump’s actions in a bizarre way – that Trump is a businessman and as a businessman, he wants the other party to pay up before signing the check. This is, of course, total bullshit because Congress already voted yes on the assistance (the check was already signed) and Trump was just dangling that check in Ukraine’s face trying to extort political favors out of them.
So Taylor exposed them. What happens now?
WH tried to assassinate Bill Taylor’s character by putting out a statement accusing Taylor of being a “radical unelected bureaucrat”, which is typical of Trump WH but Taylor actually is a non-partisan lifelong public servant who served in Vietnam who reluctantly took the Ukraine ambassador job at State secretary Mike Pompeo’s request. So there goes the whole ‘deep state Democrats are scheming against us’ bogus defense.
Like we said above, Taylor’s actual testimony was private but judging by the reactions of lawmakers who were there, it’s safe to say he accelerated the impeachment process by bringing all the receipts to the table.
“Ambassador Taylor drives a stake through any possible legal defense that Donald Trump would have” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) said with Taylor’s testimony he thinks “pieces of the puzzle are being put together.”
“Nas’s raps Trump and the homies should be locked in a cell. It ain’t hard to tell.”