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Trump Impeachment Inquiry: A Quick Recap
"More as Democrats and Republicans on the house intelligence committee ended what is likely their final impeachment hearing chairman Adam Schiff asserted president trump's conduct went beyond Watergate this president believes he is up all the law beyond accountability ranking member Devin newness called the hearings a show trial the latest attempt by Democrats to oust the president from office and their Russian dossiers and investigations fail to do the job they moved to plan B. the Ukraine helps those closing statements as this impeachment inquiry prepares to move to the house Judiciary Committee followed almost thirty three hours of witness testimony it began with ambassador bill Taylor who tried to show the importance of Ukraine to America's national security premiums or fighting Russians and counted on not only the training and weapons but also the assurance of U. S. support Taylor said in a regular policy making channel had taken over in Ukraine view reinforced by ambassador Marie Evanovich who questioned whether president trump was listening to people with interest be on national security they found Americans willing to partner with them and working together they apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of the US ambassador and colonel Alexander vin men raised alarms about making diplomacy personal is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a US citizen and a political opponent and then came ambassador Gordon saman central assertion Mr Giuliani's requests were a quid pro hello for arranging a White House visit for presidents Lynskey and that brought us to David Holmes and Fiona hill to normally unseen players want a career foreign service officer the other a national security analyst they entered the spotlight and provided a cinematic finish to the public impeachment hearings I could hear the president's voice through the ear piece of the phone isn't voice was loud and recognizable David Holmes called it a distinctive experience to over here president trump on the phone with ambassador Gordon Solomon I dinner president trump ask so he's gonna do the investigation master Stalin replied that he's going to do it adding a presence Lynskey will do anything asked him to do when the call ended home stole democratic staff attorney Daniel Goldman he asks on then for his impression of the president's view of Ukraine what ambassador son one say to you it is it doesn't really care about Ukraine use
"bill taylor" Discussed on KTRH
"In a diplomat bill Taylor told lawmakers in closed door testimony that he over heard president trump in the U. ambassador Gordon silent discussing potential investigations into the bidens over the phone someone told lawmakers he doesn't remember the conversation that way I do not recall mentioning the bidens that did not enter my mind it was for Riesman two thousand sixteen election in his deposition home said Simon told him when it comes to Ukraine present trouble only cares about the big stuff like the Biden investigation Dr Fiona hill a Russia expert is also testifying today in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox news president lives rent free and the heads of the twenty twenty democratic contenders political insider crispa gala told Katie reaches Jimmy Barrett during last night's debate in Atlanta most of the debate centered around their hatred of president trump and his impeachment is there anybody in your as summation that stood out recently I think Tulsi Gabbard made some sense I think Amala here's had some pretty good points at times vanity rain for about eight point four seconds when senator Sanders actually said we can't be consumed by Donald Trump or will lose the election Nixon credit debate is scheduled December nineteenth at Loyola Marymount university in Los Angeles Katie races time coming up on nine oh three hot and cold trade discussions with China may continue next week according to the Wall Street journal China has now invited top US trade negotiators to Beijing for new face to face talks Beijing reportedly would like to set up a meeting before the thanksgiving holiday China's foreign ministry also said Thursday they will try hard to reach of phase one trade deal something that could impact the discussions however the Hong Kong act passed by the house and Senate and now on the president's desk should the president signed it China has vowed to take retaliatory action in these these bills in for Taco Bell jumping into the fried chicken war the bell plans to add crispy tortilla chicken tenders to the menu the goal is to compete with pop eyes and chick fillet do item features all white meat chicken marinated in a jalapeno buttermilk marinade and rolled in a tortilla chip coding and then served with creamy chili pepper sauce it'll be tested here in Texas and Ohio before it launches nationwide next year rockets snapped their a game winning streak with a one oh five ninety five loss to the Denver Nuggets last night and catch all your rockets action on sports talk seven ninety right now the Dow is down forty nine the nasdaq down sixteen S. and P. five hundred down three now more Michael berry stuck under this tree of sudden forty K. T. R. H..
"bill taylor" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"They're two witnesses one is bill Taylor and the other is George can't let's talk about him so begin with George can't so Washington post has a pretty good run down as they say he's a Deputy Assistant secretary at the state department overseeing European and Eurasian affairs like bill Taylor the acting US ambassador in Ukraine can to peers have been privy to how trump point people were trying to get Ukraine to do his bidding and how those efforts were viewed by other administration officials who is regularly talking to Taylor and you heard about trump's phone call with Ukraine's president from the person who set it up lieutenant colonel Alexander payment so the problem George can never talking from he was not on the original phone call the only thing that George can't really has to say is how people outside of trump very very core inner circle perceived to transactions but as I said before that doesn't stand which motive that's what we're trying to establish motive in a murder and I watch it on the news I see that there's there's news about the murder on is I have an opinion about the motive of the person who committed the murder or committed the the homicide was self defense or was an actual murder we don't know okay well the only way you can know that is by talking to the person who actually committed the crime you can't talk to somebody who talk to some you talk to somebody to talk to somebody who may have talked to the person who committed the alleged crime that's when I met George can't here's what he's testified so far because all these people remember the very testified behind closed doors he testified according to Washington post the trump once Ukraine's newly elected president blunders once he to publicly and explicitly announcing investigating matters involving Democrats and wanted him to use words Biden and Clinton but here's the problem can do not hear this directly from from the rather from other officials who talk to people who talk to drum nine other officials he talked from other officials we talk to people who talked to trump so we are now hearing this for ten for ten from George can't I love the watch how Washington post couches that in the absence of people talk to directly from testifying reliably can make the stark is going into the White House effort to get Ukraine to root out corruption was actually an attempt to make them dig up dirt on from twenty sixteen point Hillary Clinton and a potential twenty twenty opponent former VP Joe Biden but the key part at senses in the absence of people who talk to directly to trump so what exactly is George can going to say to you and I don't already know can testified about how corrupt Ukrainians recorded it from personal lawyer to attack US officials with a campaign of lies about then ambassador Maria von image would eventually made its way to the president and I guess that that when some color to the idea the Rudy Giuliani was feeding bad information to the president of the United States yes some of his Ukrainian college but again there's nothing illegal about Rudy Giuliani feeding that information to the president of the United States must was acting as an actual foreign lobbyists in which case and so that's going to prom for Giuliani but being fed bad information and acting on that bad information by president trump is not illegal impeachable as bad judgment is not a legal or impeachable from Ken's private testimony can send potus wanted nothing less than president wants you to go to the microphone is a investigation Biden and Clinton that's what Ken said he heard in a text from Taylor okay but again Taylor was not talking to trump nor was he pretty to conversations between front ends one ski so what exactly does can have to do with anything basically they're now bringing an MSNBC commentator hers it could be five is on the right cable news commentators to talk about what they think of transactions that is not impeachable stuff it's not a visual stuff now the truth is the drugs can to set a couple of things after kind of helpful to Republicans he testified in his clothes testimony that if hunter Biden was on the board of the national natural gas company breeze well Joe Biden was the V. that that was a conflict of interest he also testified he raise those concerns with the Obama White House was rebuffed and told quote there is no further band with to deal with hunter is that's testimony from George can they couldn't act actually be damaging to the democratic democratic push is that is what is number one is being brought forth today there's one is number two is being brought forth today that is bill Taylor bill Taylor is the I. whose test who was texting with Gordon someone the E. U. ambassador as well as provoke a special on what you claim when the three of them appear to be sort of trying to navigate the thickets of trump's thoughts trying to navigate the tickets and what exactly does trump want in order to restore this eight now again the problem with the charge of very bill Taylor is that he's not the one who's actually talking to trump and the reality is there's only one chain of command that matters in this whole story and that chain of command is trumps real inner circle the people who actually talk much about this thing like when you're I've been saying this about impeachable offenses for a while and criminal and internal conduct or or political scandals for awhile the only political scandals enemy and the ten stick the politicians are the ones that are inherently personal which is my sex scandals tend to be very sticky no pun intended for politicians the fact is that a lot of politicians if you're a financial scandal you can always blame it on somebody else if your Bronco bombing or iris starts targeting conservatives randomly then you can always say what it was and I didn't tell anybody to do that they just kind of went and did that without my permission and we police that is very difficult to pin down a scandal on a politician that is not directly connected to the politician coming up we'll talk about the big questions that require answers if Democrats are going to have any plausible.
Public impeachment hearings continue today
"The the house house impeachment impeachment inquiry inquiry an an hour hour away away from from its its the the second second public public hearing hearing today's today's witness witness the the former former ambassador ambassador to to Ukraine Ukraine Marie Marie of of on on average average today today will will say say that that she she was was the the target target of of a a smear smear campaign campaign by by the the president's president's allies she will is expected to say in this hearing room today that she was blind sided forced out of her position after more than three decades of public service Democrats though say that she's the first victim the president's shadow diplomacy in Ukraine ABC's merry Bruce later today a closed door deposition with an aide to diplomat bill Taylor who over heard president trump talking about Ukraine and
Impeachment updates: Pelosi accuses Trump of "bribery"
"Just a day after the first public impeachment hearings house speaker Nancy Pelosi is pointing to a possible bribery charge against president trump the devastating testimony corroborated evidence of bribery Republicans have been making the argument that the president's pressure campaign in Ukraine may have been inappropriate but not impeachable bribery however is listed in the constitution as an impeachable offense top U. S. diplomat in Ukraine bill Taylor testified in aid of his over heard a phone call between president trump anti you ambassador accordance online during which the president allegedly asked about investigations by Ukraine into his political rivals but house minority leader Kevin McCarthy says that won't change his mind about impeachment you have a phone call with the president asked about an investigation none of that is impeachable so the answer is no on Friday former U. S. ambassador to Ukraine Maria von image will
"bill taylor" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Testimony from bill Taylor George that all we can deal for Democrats more towards for Democrats this is the American people this is about Curtis and it's not about politics Democrats Republicans it's not about anything political yeah sure okay not political ladies and gentleman Texas Democrat Al Green I'm concerned that if we don't impeach this president he will get reelected okay thank you thank you I swear to god I every time I see pollutes the I think one of my favorite movies a few good men were Kevin bacon and Tom Cruise meet at the bar and Kevin bacon is like the the prosecutor and Tom Cruise is the defense and given baking pan for the beer is like you got bullied into that courtroom Danny remember Tom Cruise stands of those I think softball player Jack right he doesn't because he knows he's right hello see got bullied into that court room Hey it's Kevin Hey we have telling me she it is not she said something about moving the needle for Democrats now it it hasn't moved the needle for Democrats it hasn't moved the needle for the public for the last month they control the in front of trying to shore up support from the American public with the closed door hearings before they had the vote to move ahead with the inquiry nonstop news coverage of the controlled who and what got leaked to the public and then they have the poll the polling shows the exact same people for and against impeachment the beginning of October and at the end the end of October no change whatsoever it's a wash clothes door depositions selective leaking to the media and nothing has changed I would I I would expect the took yesterday made it even worse for the Democrats for policy to say that this whole process is not political I like to remind you that whenever she had to leave had not yet been sworn in for her job or not yet found her office for her job yeah she said we're going to go in there and teach the after okay and another squad member spoke today and now one would be one A. O. C. the music on the hammer and Nigel show AOC went on CNN and admitted this whole impeachment push it's kind of a team building activity for the Democrats and they're really worried about making sure Donald Trump doesn't win and twenty twenty at the end of the day we have to be able to come together as a caucus and if it is this new cranium allegation that is what brings the caucus together and then I think we have to run with however we unify the house and so this is not just about something that has occurred this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year she talking about the house is a unified no Republicans voted to move ahead with the in Korea a couple weeks ago and as a matter of fact there a couple Democrats in the house voted no and like slowly but surely moving back away from this that with the democratic congressman in New Jersey congressman in Minnesota well that's what I think she's alluding to here yeah try to get all the demos are on the same page sorry if they couldn't even get on the same page this little Pedley vote a couple weeks ago to move ahead with the inquiry how are you gonna do it with the when they come push comes to shove and it's the it's the vote for impeachment to send it to the Senate Democrats already up it's a team building experience for the Democrats some people go to the escape room some people go play paintball the Democrats impeach the president it's a team building experience so one more time just so everybody is on the same playing field here we're gonna hear from Nancy Pelosi and then some other members of Washington take a listen and after Democrats this is so that the American people this is about Curtis and it's not about politics Democrats Republicans it's not about anything political I'm concerned that if we don't impeach this president he will get reelected this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next.
Impeachment hearing testimony further connects President to Ukraine pressure
"The member of my staff could hear president trump on the phone asking ambassador song and about the investigations the top US diplomat in Ukraine bill Taylor heard they're providing new information during the public face of the impeachment inquiry yesterday Taylor and senior state department official George can't were questioned by house committee members with a recap of what happened a look at what's ahead I'm joined by a bee season as delicate terror on Capitol Hill and as thanks for being with us today and yesterday a lot of explosive testimony in a lot of a lot of a tense moments Tom good morning yes we don't expect any new facts really to come out of that so that their new revelation about this new phone call came as a bit of a surprise we thought we had all the fact that these witnesses had already testified behind closed doors and under deposition transcripts were believed that we thought that the testimony be these public a hearing to be more about shaping public opinion which they were but we did get this big new revelation about that phone call the new phone call we found out about between president trump and he went out there bored in Farmington during which a bill Taylor the top US diplomat you Craig said one of his staffers over heard from talking about investigation so that's a big deal because it is the second time that we know of that in which trump mention these investigation and it's relevant because that directly implicates the president one of the arguments we had heard recently from Republicans is that you know maybe they're worse Tom at the state department wore some kind of rogue actors like the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani that we're trying to pressure you crane to investigate the president's political political opponents but that these were people that were acting at their own accord and that there was no evidence that president trump was directly implicated here they there the revelation of this new phone call paints a very different picture and shows that president president trump was actually involved here he says he doesn't recall the phone call and of course those on the GOP side say is secondhand information it's hearsay and so they're definitely try to put this to rest exactly the president trump without the got the phone call yesterday he said he does not recall at that phone call and and you're exactly right that has been the argument that we're hearing from Republicans that we've been hearing for a look for a a little bit now but that they are certainly making hi going forward is that this is all hearsay and that a lot of the evidence that is coming to light as part of the hearings and whether it closed door deposition their public hearings now is it secondhand information that is here say you know when in this case an indicator that phone call they're saying well this is bill Taylor talking about doctor of his who overheard this conversation the Taylor himself did not hear the phone call Kaelin himself who had no idea what the president was really thinking or doing for that the main argument argument that we're hearing from Republicans Democrats are countering that anything you know you can make that argument but nobody's really disputing the fact here and they're all the thing if you're really concerned about here say then you should let witnesses with first hand knowledge of these events come in and testify people like Mike Pompeii Mick Mulvaney Rudy Giuliani so far the White House has blocked those witnesses from testifying White House would say that it's because they don't want to legitimize the inquiry they are blocked from just to find out who is testifying tomorrow we have an economy the former ambassador to Ukraine she will be appearing publicly she's also already cooked by behind closed doors she will likely shed more light on the role that Rudy Giuliani played here and that kind of so called shadow foreign policy that Rudy Giuliani with conducting in in Ukraine she was actually removed from her post before everything happened with that phone call between president trump and the president of Ukraine and before the the assistance to Ukraine with that helps you won't be able to shed much light on that but she will talk a little bit more about the role that you usually on a plate here all right thanks so much and as for a break that down force all do a great job we appreciate joining us again that's an as delicate her on Capitol Hill in
"bill taylor" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Ambassador bill Taylor told the house intelligence committee of a new revelation shared with him by a staff member last week that staff member says he heard a phone call between president trump and ambassador Gordon someone in which the president is heard asking about Ukraine investigations the Republicans are denouncing the testimony as hearsay Democrats were specifically deflated by Republican Jim Jordan declaring that some of the text traffic on this with six different people having four different conversations that was simply hard to fall we got six people have been for conversations in one sentence and you just told me this is where you got your clear understanding I mean I've seen I've seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this now the Democrat her bottle all that is they're relying on second and third hand accounts in some cases because the president is the one not letting first hand witnesses like issues that Mick Mulvaney come up and testify president trump was asked about that call and denied having it he told reporters quote first I've heard of it public hearings in the trump impeachment probe continue tomorrow the hearing will feature testimony from former ambassador to Ukraine Marie your bottom edge eight more witnesses will testify next week well the next democratic presidential debate will have to go on without former San Antonio mayor Julio in Castro he badly missed the minimum quality qualifications that by the party political expert cal Jill said of us abuses Castro failed to catch on even among Latino voters so it's not just short of Anglos that have ignored him his his draw among Hispanics Latinos is is very very modest and I think substantially less than he might have a magic Johnson's as a forty five Castro isn't done with politics and he suspects will continue to see him in a leadership role in the Democratic Party Kerry lucky news or radio twelve hundred W. O. a I mean well another Democrat is jumping into the race former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said in his presidential announcement this won't be easy and it shouldn't be with everybody trying to get oil and gas from the state's fracking fields to market tons of new pipelines are being built and after one almost crossed over the Edward's aquifer the city's trying to protect the city's water source but city inter governmental relations director Jeff coil says there is not much the city can do local.
"bill taylor" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The top U. S. diplomat in Ukraine bill Taylor and state departments George can't both testified about the president's phone call with Ukraine's leader asking him to investigate political rival Joe Biden the name of president trump's personal attorney Rudy guiliani also coming up details from ABC's merry Bruce in Washington Ayler was joined at the witness table by top state department official George can't both men testifying guiliani shadow diplomacy was running counter to America's national interest eager to defend the president Republicans repeatedly noted that tailoring can't never spoke to the president directly that they were lying on secondhand information ABC's merry Bruce Republicans say there was nothing wrong with the president's phone call pushing for the whistle blower who filed the complaint about the president's call to testify publicly the next hearing is Friday with continuing coverage the house and peach been hearing so I'm Michelle Franzen ABC news every vote counts the race for a seat on the Boston city council may be even closer than we originally thought the latest election results now show just five votes are separating Juliet Mejia and Allah hundredth St DN both campaigns have been busy collecting signatures for a recount of what happened on election night seem to be a ten vote wind up for me here for the Boston city councilor at large seat it's even narrower today a longtime suspect in the Isabella Gardner museum heist is now a free man after serving more than two decades in a failed robbery scheme David Turner and several accomplices on their way to rob an armored car facility in Easton when they were arrested in an F. B. I. staying agents telling Turner he could receive a lesser sentence if you return the stolen artwork from the notorious heist back in nineteen ninety but Turner insisted he knew nothing the crime remains unsolved the stolen works by Rembrandt Invermere worth an estimated half a billion dollars and today could be a record breaking day in a nod to the holder of all the records today is the annual Guinness world records today the editor in chief of Guinness world records Craig Glendale says six hundred thousand people will be attending a record in one day so far this year of former British Royal Marines set a record for swimming while pulling his son in a kayak a blindfolded member of the Harlem Globetrotters set a record for bouncing a basketball in a figure eight sixty three times in a minute and in China a man drove his electric scooter six thousand two hundred sixty seven miles yes that's a Guinness world record but Michigan CBS news it's eight await her going to check in on Wall Street now and business news from Bloomberg here's Tom Busby good morning Tom a good morning Jeff will hold hands the casual dining chain filed for bankruptcy now it already plans to sell itself to Tillman for cheated now he's the billionaire owner of eateries like Joe's crab shack rainforest cafe Landry's also owns the NBA's Houston Rockets on Wall Street Dow futures right now down by thirty one even though the Dow starts the day to record high interning speak this morning from Walmart though may give the markets a boost and a warning to parents of young children post cereals teaming up with hostess they're putting out a new Twinkies breakfast cereal little hit store shelves next month Tom Busby Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's news radio coming up Worcester firefighters trying to get it together this morning after another terrible day for them their story coming up next it's eight oh nine and back to the future update is coming thank you really there from Commonwealth motors and sorry to say winter is going.
As public impeachment hearings open, the surprise was that there was a surprise: Analysis
"Analysis now from Parkinson's justice department reporter at U. S. A. today he watched all five plus hours of testimony and is here to go in depth bart your take aways well I guess the biggest surprise walking out both by lawmakers and by observers in the room was that was how quiet was how polite the hearing was it going into it we expect a lot of animosity we you know you could have had a lot of maneuvering about witnesses about debating about how the hearing gets handled and really there was very little of that not very much to both sides took it very seriously every bit of the day it's remain holed lawmakers with with a standard hearing you might have people coming and going all day people sat in their chairs they listened for what wound up being about six hours with a couple of short recesses so the collegiality the politeness was sort of a surprise given the strong feelings on both sides of the issue about what ought to happen yeah so what that's an interesting point why the civility all of a sudden well I think both sides I think everyone recognizes that there's a national audience now there's potentially millions of people nationwide watching this on television they're going to be trying to make up their minds about the witnesses what what information is being conveyed and I would argue but my sense of it was that both sides I think they have a winning hand the Democrats basically chairman of the intelligence committee Adam ship by California Democrat laid out the argument at the beginning saying you know president Donald Trump to ask you crane to conduct an investigation into his political rival former vice president Joe Biden in addition he withheld military aid that the country desperately needed in its resistance to Russia and if you think that either of those things is an abuse of power that could lead to an article of impeachment in addition the president maneuvered in a couple of ways to prevent Congress from learning about this he told the state department and other agencies not to cooperate not to submit to subpoenas and so that could potentially be an obstruction of Congress article of impeachment so do you think they have a strong argument yeah but meanwhile the Republicans Hey the president of Ukraine Vladimir's alleged he didn't know military aid was being withheld when trump asked for an investigation of the bidens the aid was released without any investigation being announced on September the it was released on September eleventh and so the Republicans are just hammering out represented John Radcliffe Republican of Texas just said there was no pressure there was no deal there were no conditions and basically nothing happened so they I thank you like they've got a pretty strong case for Singapore Jensen justice department reporter at USA today recapping day one of the public face of the impeachment inquiry into president trump what about this if these two were considered the quote on quote star witnesses on day one what about the next witnesses including into next week our they expected to move the needle or was this supposed to be a home run on day one I don't think no I I do not think that this was supposed to be a home run on day one I I think that these were witnesses to set the foundation of what the debate is and bill Taylor the Sade to fairs in Ukraine it took a lot of notes and he was sort of the guy who can lay out here's all the concerns here sort of the time line they laid the foundation of the debate then on Friday we're expecting more read your fun of it she is the former ambassador you to Ukraine she was recalled in April trump god didn't care for her she was also the subject of criticism by trump's personal lawyer Rudy guiliani for months saying basically they didn't like the way she was carrying out US diplomacy in the Ukraine and so they recalled her so he will talk about that campaign but not as much directly about the military aid in the phone call of the the phone call that trump had with president Lewinsky on July twenty fifth the next week we have another bunch of out of state and national security officials the one next week will be a lieutenant colonel Alexander vin man he is on the National Security Council he listened in on the call and he was somebody he he has denied being the whistle blower but he raised concerns about the political investigation even without even before you get to the military aid and so whether he those types of people especially been men will be showing up in uniform sports bar Jansen justice department reporter that
Bill Taylor: Staffer Was Told Trump Cared More About Investigating The Bidens Than Ukraine
"At the impeachment hearing much attention was paid to diplomat William Taylor's testimony that one of his staffers overheard a phone call between president trump and he you ambassador Gordon Sunland leading to this exchange between Taylor and house intelligence chair Adam Schiff after the call when your staff asked Mister Simon what president trump font of Ukraine his response was that president trump cares more about the investigations of biting is that right amber is right yes Sir CBS is Nicole Killian with the president's response I know nothing about that president trump said he couldn't recall his conversation with some lane he also told reporters he didn't watch any of the testimony despite tweeting about it all day this old third hand information nothing directed all can't be direct because I never said it Taylor and fellow witness George can't call the freezing of aid to Ukraine a threat to US national security CBS news update I'm
"bill taylor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Bill Taylor offered a new revelation Wednesday during the first day of televised impeachment hearings on the canyon reports other described in interaction with Gordon summoned the US ambassador to the European Union that seem to double down on that issue the member of my staff asked investor song and what president trump thought about Ukraine as a song responded that president trump cares more about the investigations of Biden committee counsel Dan Goldin press Taylor further about this point have you ever seen another example of foreign aid conditioned on the personal or political interests of the president of the United States no Mister Goldman of not where is the impeachable offense Republican John Radcliffe chairman Adam Schiff said if this is not impeachable conduct what is Linda Kenya on Capitol Hill and Israeli military spokesperson says the two day round of fighting in Gaza is over confirming a ceasefire announced earlier by Islamic Jihad militants spokesperson claims that ended with Israel having targeted twenty five Gaza militants most of them from that Islamic group the president from seven Wednesday afternoon away from the impeachment as he played host to Turkey's president president's decision to withdraw U. S. forces from northern Syria allowed Turkey to move in militarily including attacking Kurdish fighters who helped bring ISIS to heal Mr trump says the ceasefire to protect the Kurds is holding that Turkey will continue to uphold what it's supposed to a pole Turkey considers many Kurdish factions to be terrorists said on their own homeland partly in Turkey so while order one is trying to eliminate them he is playing up through an interpreter the effort to corral rogue ISIS prisoners we have detained several prisoners trying to flee the prisons in Syria and come to Turkey Bob Constantini the White House yes they have Thursday so opening bell on wallstreet right now the Dow futures down twenty eight I'm only a Francis radio seventy seven WABC reinstated no more entertaining and informative most Americans of checked out on this impeachment thing right now because you have the transcript the transcript did live up to the complaint that's it you know reminds me one more have the transcript and people said it's one thing to read the book it's not going to see the movie here's another attempt to see the movie instead of reading the book and we know the.
Trump overheard in phone call asking about 'the investigations' in Ukraine
"Donald Trump had said he had no recollection of a phone call at the center of new revelations from the first public hearings of his impeachment inquiry the US envoy in Ukraine bill Taylor testified on Wednesday there's a member of his staff over heard the president directly ask about investigating the leading Democrat Joe Biden Mr trump said he didn't remember making
Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign in first day
"For the first time in two decades and impeachment inquiry into a president of the United States is documented by public hearings this past day two career diplomats gave televised testimony and to president trump's dealings with Ukraine and merry Maloney is in Washington with the highlights of the day well rheumatic testimony about alleged corruption moved to the impeachment inquiry into president trump be on the shadows of closed door hearings into the public eye I discovered a weird combination of encouraging confusing and ultimately alarming circumstances bill Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine told Congress president trump leveraged key aide and a White House visit for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign after president trump and the president of Ukraine spoken July Taylor said president trump had a conversation with the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sutherland I will tailor testified one of his aides asked someone what the president thought of Ukraine as a song responded that president trump cares more about the investigations of Biden's Democrats want to prove president trump abused the power of his office the questions presented by this impeachment inquiry or whether president trump sought to exploit that allies vulnerability and invite you cranes interference in our elections Republicans described the allegations as here say they argue since Ukraine didn't launch investigations and eventually received funding ministration did nothing wrong I think this is a sad chapter for the country but frankly a good day for the facts and a good day for the president United States well the president blames Democrats for playing politics there was no quid pro quo simple I'm Mary
Trump prioritized Biden investigation over Ukraine aid
"And Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives today as a US congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump's wants to multi presidency and to the crucial new phase with the first televised public hearing evidence was heard from two career. US diplomats Matt's William Taylor and George Kent who voiced alarm over the Republican president and those around him pressuring Ukraine to conduct investigations. That would benefit trump politically one revelation in particular drew attention showing trump's keen interest in Ukraine investigating political rival. Joe Biden aiden. Taylor said a member of his staff overheard July twenty six phone. Call between trump and Gordon sunland a form of political donor appointed as as a senior diplomat. In which the Republican president asked about those investigations and Sunlen told him that the Ukrainians were ready to proceed following the coal which occurred a day after trump had asked Ukraine's president during a phone call to conduct these investigations. The staff member asked Sunland the US ambassador to the European Union. What trump thought about Ukraine said Taylor? The top US diplomat in Ukraine ambassador. Sunland responded that President Trump cavs more about the investigations of Biden which Giuliani was pressing for Taylor testified referring to trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in previously unheard testimony. Bill Taylor the acting. US Ambassador to Ukraine said a member of his staff was told. Mr Trump was preoccupied with pushing for a probe into Mr Biden. Asked by Adam Schiff the committee's Democratic chairman if that meant trump cared more about the investigations nations than about Ukraine. Taylor said Yes sir.
Flares of Drama Inside the Impeachment Testimony
"Day of public impeachment hearings turn more heated this afternoon with Republicans digging into the testimonies of acting US ambassador to Ukraine bill Taylor as senior state department official George can't Indiana congressman Andre Carson asked can't about Rudy guiliani smear campaign against then ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of itch to which can't replied that campaign spoke more to Giuliani's character than that of the ambassador so my colleagues made this statement repeatedly that I've met with the list of lower that I know it was a glorious it was false the first time I said it it was false the second through forty time they said it it will be false the last time they said that was house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff when he ended today's hearing by saying he will never reveal who the whistle blower is however senator rand Paul named the alleged whistle blower and call for him to testify as part of the impeachment hearings during an interview today on Washington DC based W. M. A. L. Paul was asked about a controversial remark he made last week when he called for the press to name the whistle blower but refused to do so himself today Paul named who he believed to be the whistle blower and said he should be brought in to clarify whether he is indeed the whistleblower for my colleagues made the statement repeatedly that I whistle blower is not protected from being asked who gave him the information because we can't have a country where the product contents of the presents from caller leak to people who are not supposed to be in that late the man senator Paul named a C. I. A. analyst was identified by rear clear real clear investigations as the whistle blower though that has not yet been
"bill taylor" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Acting ambassador bill Taylor and senior state department official George can't congressman Peter well to Democrat pointed out president trump's desire to lash out at political rival Joe Biden is not in conflict with the constitution if the president wants to attack Joe Biden and his son he's free to do it all fares squaring campaigns is just not free to change our foreign policy unless he gets his way to a system in that campaign Republicans calling the investigation on fair and expressing frustration over one witness they won't be able to call Ohio representative Jim Jordan there is one witness one witness that they won't bring in front of us they won't bring for the American people that's the guy who started it all the whistle blower a vote on whether to call the whistle blower was defeated with continuing coverage the house impeachment hearings I'm Dave Packer ABC news now the latest traffic and weather together from the you see health traffic center you see health our clinical research and scientific discoveries allow us to offer new treatments for epilepsy patients learn more and you see health dot com slash epilepsy good sized backup now due to an accident on southbound seventy one between Red Bank and rage the left two lanes are blocked and a police cruiser is off to the right shoulder your heavy toward the Ronald Reagan south on seventy one in Clinton County an accident between seventy three in Wilmington road has traffic backed up to seventy three and an accident on south seventy fives went to Donald said on the right shoulder has you heavy back on the ramp from two seventy five there is an accident on US fifty in Ripley county Indiana west of our sales that accident has all lanes closed there.
Taylor says staffer overheard Trump ask Sondland about 'the investigations'
"Today the first public testimony in the impeachment inquiry was held today at the capitol and it was quite compelling we'll hear more impeachment is testimony coming up on Friday when Marie Ivanovic is asked questions by the house intelligence committee she's the former ambassador to Ukraine all here a little more now from ABC's Erin to Turkey on what exactly happened at the impeachment inquiry today they the two diplomats that requested were answering questions about the hold up of military aid to Ukraine the first impeachment hearing produce new testimony from ambassador bill Taylor that links president trump more closely to the attempt to convince Ukraine to investigate political opponents member of my staff could hear president trump on the phone asking investors on and about the investigations Republican Jim Jordan dismissed Taylor's information as secondhand even listen to president trump's call press unless he's call I did not you never talk to staff all the any I never did Taylor is able to testify privately later this week Erin Peters the ABC news
"bill taylor" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Public hearings in the impeachment agreed to president trump including at the heart of the probate July phone call between president trump in Ukraine's leader during which Democrats say the president committed impeachable offenses bill Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine testifying at mid July it was becoming clear to me that the meeting presents Lynskey wanted was condition all the investigations of a response and unless you crane in interference in the twenty sixteen U. S. elections Republicans say the evidence is based on hearsay are heated exchange between Republican congressman Jim Jordan and top U. S. diplomat in Ukraine bill Taylor did listen to president trump's golf has less he's call I did not you never talk to staff already I never did you never met the president that's correct yeah three meetings again was let's get it didn't come up and two of those they'd never heard about as far as I know and preservation reason for president lets you never made it out Jordan's point echoes that of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham who dismissed the evidence being brought forth as nothing more than hearsay nose like a cherry BC news on Capitol Hill the TSA is ramping up for what it's expecting to be a record number of travelers over the thanksgiving holiday the transportation security administration anticipates the busiest travel days will be the Wednesday before thanksgiving and the Sunday after TSA acting deputy administrator Patricia Cogswell says they hope newly installed technology at airports we'll all get passengers through security checkpoints quickly including three hundred computed tomography those new X. ray machines and over five hundred of the credential authentication technology the TSA reminds flyers you can get pies cakes and baked good through the checkpoints but like with like eggnog jelly and syrup will need to be put in checked bags right pearl ABC news Attorney General William Barr announcing the launch of project guardian it's a new initiative aimed to reduce gun violence on Wall Street at the close the Dow up ninety one points you're listening to ABC news Arizona's.
"bill taylor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"To the bench so there to witness is slated to testify today one is bill Taylor and the other is George can't let's talk about him so begin with George can't so the Washington post is bring the rundown on as they say he's a Deputy Assistant secretary at the state department overseeing European and Eurasian affairs like bill Taylor the acting US ambassador in Ukraine tens of years you've been privy to how trump point people we're trying to get Ukraine to do his bidding and how those efforts reviewed by other administration officials whose regularly talking to Taylor and you heard about from phone call with Ukraine's president from the person who set it up lieutenant colonel Alexander payment so here's the problem George can never talk to front he was not on the original phone call the only thing that George can't really has to say is how people outside of from two very very core inner circle perceived to transactions but as I said before that doesn't establish motive that's what we're trying to establish motive in murder and I watch it on the news I see that there's there's news about the murder on it I have an opinion about the motive of the person who committed the murder or committed the the homicide was self defense or was an actual murder we don't know okay well the only way you can know that is by talking to the person who actually committed the crime you can't talk to somebody who talk to somebody to talk to somebody to talk to somebody who may have talked to the person who committed the alleged crime I don't have much George can't is what he's testified to far because all these people remember the very testified behind closed doors he testified according to Washington post the trump wanted Ukraine's newly elected president vitamins once he to publicly and explicitly announce to be investigating matters involving Democrats and want him to use words Biden and Clinton but here's the problem can do not hear this directly from from the rather from other officials who talked to people who talk to trump and other officials he talked from other officials who talked to people who talked to trump so we are now hearing this for ten for ten from George can't I love the what have a Washington post how much is this in the absence of people who talk to directly from testifying reliably may the starkest lane yet that the white house's effort to get Ukraine to root out corruption was actually an attempt to make them dig up dirt on from twenty sixteen opponent Hillary Clinton and attention twenty twenty opponent former VP Joe Biden but the key part at senses in the absence of people who talk to directly to trump so what exactly is George can going to say that you and I don't already know can testified about how corrupt Ukrainians recruited from personal lawyer to attack US officials with a campaign of lies about then ambassador Maria von image which eventually made its way to the president and I guess that that when some color to the idea that Rudy Giuliani was feeding bad information to the president of the United States yes some of his you crying in college but again there's nothing illegal about Rudy Giuliani feeding that information to the president of the United States must use acting as an actual foreign lobbyists in which case that so that's going to prom for Giuliani being bad bad information and acting on that bad information that president trump is not illegal or impeachable as bad judgment is not a legal or impeachable from Ken's private testimony Kent said potus wanted nothing less than presidents wants you to go to the microphone is a investigation Biden and Clinton that's what Ken said he heard a text from Taylor okay but again Taylor was not talking to trump nor was he privy to the conversations between trump ends one ski so what exactly does can have to do with anything now the truth is the drugs can to set a couple of things are actually kind of helpful to Republicans he testified in his clothes testimony that if hunter Biden was on the board of the national natural gas company breeze now well Joe Biden was repeated that was a conflict of interest he also testified he raise those concerns with the Obama White House was rebuffed and told quote there is no further band with to deal with hunter is that's testimony from George can they could in fact actually be damaging to the democratic to the democratic push is that is what is number one was being brought forth today there's one is number two is being brought forth today that is built Ayler bill Taylor's like who's test who was texting with Gordon someone beat you ambassador as was provoking the special envoy to crane the three of them appear to be sort of trying to navigate the thickets of trump's thoughts trying to navigate the tickets and what exactly does trump want in order to restore this eight now again the problem with the charge the very bill Taylor is that he's not the one who is actually talking to trump and the reality is there's only one chain of command that matters in this whole story and that chain of command is trumps real inner circle the only political scandals and in the end the tend to stick to politicians are the ones that are inherently personal which is like sex scandals tend to be very sticky no pun intended for politicians the fact is that a lot of politicians if you're a financial scandal you can always blame it on somebody else if your Bronco BAMMA in your IRS tax targeting conservatives randomly then you can always say what it was and I didn't tell anybody to do that they just kind of went and did that without my permission and we police that it's very difficult to pin down a scandal and a politician that is not directly connected to the politician coming up we'll talk about the big questions that require answers if Democrats are going to have any plausible shot at truly impeaching the president on solid basis is the venture NJ dot dot com studios information you need frost from the capital of the world 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"bill taylor" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Reference to faithfully execute the laws and when you take on that duty in the framers really took it seriously you are promising to take that awesome power that's being thrust upon you can use it for the nation's benefit and not for your own benefit and the problem with Donald Trump is he always sees himself first trump is all about trouble and that's why it was inevitable get himself into the soup once again that's what that's what this is all about he's using the path he was using the power of the presidency it's most on checked area for the fares to advance his own personal interests as opposed to the country so what soup is the president in and that's the subject of the inquiry that's the quid pro quo you hear about the this for that the bribery the extortion call it what you will it's the whole idea that aid to Ukraine that was granted by Congress was withheld until the president of Ukraine announced an investigation into the bidens and the the twenty sixteen election corruption but involvement Ukraine in the twenty sixteen election so that's been the testimony today and it's what did the president know and when did he know what and then bill Taylor the ambassador to Ukraine dropped a bombshell this is something that was never ever heard before in any of the transcripts nobody had it did not come up until bill Taylor said this today following that meeting in the presence of my staff at a restaurant Vester someone called president trump and told him of his meetings in cave the member of my staff could hear president trump on the phone asking investors on about the investigations that's our Simon told president trump the Ukrainians were ready to move forward following the call with president trump the member of my staff asked investors Solomon what president trump thought about your great that's a song responded that president trump cares more about the investigations of Biden which Giuliani was pressing for at the time I gave my deposition on October twenty second I was not aware of this information I am including it here for completeness as the committee knows I reported this information through counsel to the state department's legal adviser as well as to counsel for both the majority and the minority of this committee is my understanding that the committee is following up on this matter and of course the big revelation today involves Gordan son land.
"bill taylor" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"I don't consider myself a star witness for anything they do you know I don't I'm I'm just I'm responding to respond to your question with this former ambassador bill Taylor and Ohio congressman Jim Jordan who is a recent addition to the house intelligence committee that is the committee conducting today's first public impeachment hearings the first public hearing in the house of each but in Korea as Democrats focusing on testimony about president trump according to witnesses holding up military assistance to Ukraine until Ukraine's president would make a public announcement of an investigation into the Ukrainian gas company Joe Biden's sons connection to it in a new word to bump conspiracy theory about Ukraine meddling in the twenty sixteen US election Republicans alleging the two long time diplomatic witnesses so far don't have direct knowledge the military aid went to Ukraine and no such investigation or announcement happened congressman John Ratcliffe Texas Republican at the intelligence committee hearing in this impeachment hearing today where we impeach president for treason or bribery or other high crimes where is the impeachable offense in that call are either of you here today to assert there was an impeachable offense in that call shouted out anyone with continuing coverage the house impeachment hearings Chuck secrets ABC news the latest traffic and weather together from the UC health traffic center you see health our clinical research and scientific discoveries allow us to offer new treatments for epilepsy patients learn more and you see health dot com slash epilepsy your slow spots right now northbound seventy five up from Kyle's up to the Brent Spence bridge southbound a crowd between as our Charles in the Brent Spence and you're having north bound seventy one in the construction between the lateral and stored latest accidents on field journal wrote it McCauley road crews are on the scene of a structure fire on central parkway south of humble downtown and put crews are taking care of a pedestrian that was struck on Vine Street that is at the intersection of goodness I'm rob Williams newsradio seven hundred WLW album his forecast from the advanced dentistry whether said we moving your fear of seeing the dentist with the help of IV sedation learn more at no fear dentist dot com clouds continue to build this afternoon the temperature doesn't prove just a little bit but hi thirty fours still leaves us twenty degrees below normal so it's partly cloudy with a low of twenty six and then tomorrow partly cloudy a little bit milder the high proves to forty four from your severe weather station on nine first warning meteorologist Jennifer catch mark newsradio seven hundred W. O. W. radar shows partly cloudy skies thirty two degrees news is a service of low T..
"bill taylor" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"The house of bill Taylor testifying describing what he called an alternate you regular foreign channel between the administration and Ukraine run by the president's personal attorney Rudy guiliani the force a foreign country to investigate a U. S. citizen who was a potential political adversary at the same time withholding promised military aid saying he and others sat in astonishment in an instant I realize that one of the key pillars of our strong support for Ukraine was threatened the regular policy channel was running contrary to the goals of long standing US policy and Taylor revealed a member of his staff over heard president trump asking European Union ambassador Gordon someone with the Ukraine would move forward with an investigation of Joe and hunter Biden Republicans this missing witness accounts of the president's phone call now as second and third hand with continuing coverage the house impeachment hearings I'm Dave Packer ABC news no class today in the shore would school district school canceled after high school student was found with a hit list and then you nation student arrested on Tuesday no weapon was found but the district decided that they would cancel class today time for the W. T. M. J. drinking associates market update right now the Dow is up fifty six to twenty seven thousand seven forty seven the nasdaq's up three eighty four eighty nine there's a B. as of three to thirty ninety four WTMJ hello W. E. I. dot com times ever traffic ninety four UN down highway sixteen all the way to downtown looking good it's your standard trip seventeen minutes.
Diplomat says aide overheard Trump ask about "investigations"
"Our top diplomat to crane bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant secretary of state George can't will testify sitting side by side the nationally televised hearings helping house Democrats bring their case against trump to life arguing he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to begin investigations for his own political gain correspondent Pamela brown says the White House is ready for whatever the hearings brand is a monumental day here at the White House and this is ray tion of the first impeachment public hearings and White House officials have been preparing an aggressive strategy is one administration source told me the White House believes it's on the offense another source I just spoke with said they are calm and confident president trump's aides expect you'll be live tweeting during the hearings he's already been tweeting about the inquiry this morning calling his opponents never trump version telling his followers to read the
Meet the witnesses: Diplomats start off impeachment hearings
"What will the witness is in the first public impeachment hearings revealed bill Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine has said what he found when he was sent to Kiev was alarming and irregular channel of US policy making outside the official channel run by among others president trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani career foreign service officer George can't as previously testified the president trump wanted to hear three words from Ukraine's president investigations Biden and Clinton on Friday Marie of one of its testifies seen as a tough US ambassador but recall by president trump during the time the US was trying to root out corruption in Kiev read a fall les Washington
Democrats release transcripts of testimony from three officials ahead of first impeachment inquiry public hearing
"Releasing a trove of impeachment transcripts. Tonight and they tell this story. Trump and his defenders withholding withholding crucial aid to Ukraine in an effort to please Russia Catherine Kroft the current special adviser for Ukraine negotiations telling lawmakers the president's Acting Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had the office of Management and budget put a hold on delivering javelin missiles to Ukraine. Because Mulvaney was concerned quote that Russia Russia would react negatively to the provision of javelin to Ukraine to be clear the story Mulvaney bending over backwards for Russia when according to cross testimony all other parts of the US government involved in the javelin deal supported it. Also tonight we're learning. Christopher Anderson a career foreign service officer testified the president's special envoy to Ukraine believed Rudy Giuliani quote was an obstacle to improving relations and putting pressure on Russia. And there's a third erred testimony that we are seeing tonight for the first time. From top Pentagon official Laura Cooper the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense telling lawmakers about a meeting back in July where officials raised raised concerns about whether it was illegal for trump to withhold crucial military aid for Ukraine in exchange for dirt on Joe Biden Cooper. Saying immediately deputies begin into raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion. That's a quote from the testimony. So what is president trump saying about these three transcripts that we are seeing tonight well. He tweeted twice today. That Congressman Adam. Schiff is fabricating the transcripts. Which of course is false? These are the transcript. Republicans have been in these hearings. They've been asking questions and not one. Republican has come forward to say say that Democrats have lied and Dr Transcripts. It's an absurd claim this is all unfolding of course. Trump is about to face the biggest threat to his presidency in less less than forty eight hours. Democrats will take their case for impeachment public holding the first historic public televised hearing with Bill Taylor. Trump's top diplomat in Ukraine. Remember right it was Taylor who laid out that evidence of quid pro quo testimony that for some Republicans was a game changer. Kaitlan Collins is traveling with the president tonight and she is out front live in New New York. That's where the president is outside trump tower. This evening Caitlyn so You know I mentioned those tweets but how is the president feeling tonight with these public hearings looming the president and his football days indoors inside trump tower here behind me ever since he gave those remarks the veteran's Day parade earlier today tonight. He's lashing out repeating that claim that he believes. Democrats are putting out Dr Transcripts even though as you noted Republicans who were in the room for those closed-door testimonies have disputed the accuracy of them but the president it is also seeming to let the deadline slip on. When he's going to release the transcript of his first call with the Ukrainian president something that he told me on Saturday? He was going to be doing tomorrow now he just says it's going to happen sometime this week. Now Aaron that's coming. Something really notable is happening with his chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney who was attempting to join this lawsuit filed by the former deputy national security advisor. Who's essentially asking the courts to decide? Does he have to listen to house. Democrats or the White House when it comes to testifying on Capitol Hill. Charlie Kupperman said he didn't want vein essentially to be on that lawsuit. He didn't think the same reasons given that he was a national security official. WHO's no longer in the administration and Mick Mulvaney? Any isn't a national security official who still works in the White House tonight. We're learning that Mick. MULVANEY plans to file his own lawsuit asking the courts to decide whether or not he has to respond to that subpoena subpoena on Capitol Hill an errand. That's notable not only because he's the chief of staff who still works president trump but also because of the role he played in that White House letter. Remember that eight page letter. They publish essentially telling White House. Officials not to comply with any requests from Democrats giving them protection essentially not to. Now Mick. Mulvaney wants to leave that decision sued for him in the court's hands. All right CAITLIN. Thank you very much. And I WANNA Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly. Now he sits on both the the House Foreign Affairs and oversight. Committee's congressman. Lots to talk about tonight obviously But I want to start with some of this new information that we're getting from transcripts Cooper Testified Lark Cooper. That is that. There was concerned withholding aid from Ukraine. Was Not even legal. Do you believe from everything you've seen from being in the room. From seeing these transcripts the president trump's administration was indeed breaking the law We're GONNA have to obviously IMO. That one over. I believe the president broke the law in extorting The president of another country By withholding the military aid I believe given the fact the congress wanted this lethal military aid including the javelin is to go to Ukraine the president ignoring it suspending it is in a very questionable suitable area. But there's no question that by withholding the aid for the purpose of extortion. That was an illegal act so so in the newly released transcripts and other thing. We're learning right from Catherine craft. In this case. She testified that Mulvaney was concerned and I quote from her testimony that Russia would react the negativity to the provision of javelin to Ukraine. And she also of course says that every other you know administration unit was involved supported Providing these chaplains to to Ukraine so You know how what is there any situation. Okay let me put it this way congressman or any situation in which this would be true that they would have withheld this because they they were concerned about Russia's reaction that makes sense to you know in fact it's actually a repugnant thought. Javelin missiles are are very effective. Antitank weapons the Russians and their paramilitary forces have tanks and other military equipment in active combat in the eastern part of Ukraine. Ukrainian government wanted those javelin missiles to defend itself to protect itself for Mick Mulvaney. The the president's Acting Chief of staff to be concerned about the Russian reaction as opposed to the need of Ukraine's government is You know a warped sense of values and really a a Har- finding thing to contemplate that somebody so senior and our government would put Russia's concerns ahead of the those of our ally Ukraine. So you mentioned Mick Mulvaney and of course he's now saying tonight. Radio joined a lawsuit for with John. Bolton's deputies now he's now how out he's going to file his own lawsuit to let the judge decide whether that he needs to honor your subpoena and testify in the impeachment inquiry. And I just WanNa make sure you know first of all any lawsuit would take time. You made it clear you're going to go ahead and you don't need his testimony. Does this change anything for you or are you going to wait for the court to decide on this. We're not no in fact Some of the subpoenas has you know were withdrawn so that we're not held up in litigation in the courts which just take way too much time. We need to address this and address this in real human timeframes. I will say that the craziness continues for the president today to assert assert based on nothing. The transcripts were doctored and don't really reflect the deposition of the witnesses. We heard from and by the way those transcripts reviewed by those witnesses and their attorneys before they're released for accuracy but secondly of course to have the chief of staff of the president actually suing doing his own White House to get a decision about whether or not he's Required to respond to Congressional demand for testimony or the White House Directive. It really brings us into all new territory in terms of
Public impeachment hearings to begin this week
"House investigators are taking the impeachment pro publicly televised hearing set to begin this week on Wednesday bill Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine who was implicated the president in a campaign to pressure Ukraine and Deputy Assistant secretary of state George Kent are scheduled to testify on Friday investigators will question Marie of on average the former US ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted from her role in may Republicans have also put out a wish list of witnesses they would like to call but Democrats have the final
Next phase of impeachment inquiry will be public and televised
"Were moving into another phase of this impeachment exploration thing we've got a public hearings which will begin on Wednesday yeah and at this point in time what we're seeing is the opening of the door if you will to the public side of the page of the impeachment inquiry that Republicans have been fighting for for a while now officially coming to light and you're going to see the Gallup polling in of guests that we have been here before already in regards to testimony on Capitol Hill but are coming back in now for the public version of that Wednesday and Friday of this week so we're looking at Wednesday a a double header if you will from a couple of different individuals will be coming in to testify and then Friday you'll have at least a single individual right now now that I'd schedule could change that could be more additions coming in and this could be something that is going to move forward into next week we don't know for sure would seem as though that would be the case we also saw last week from Adam ship that there will be a limitation on the amount of people that will be able to come testify so bill Taylor the Ukraine ambassador George can from the state department and Marie of homage all expected to be in today to test or excited that this week to testify I am part of the public doubt whether that's going to have the effect the Democrats are hoping for yet to be seen I also could very well devolve these television days into you know reality TV episodes showcasing peak partisan divide in Washington DC it's unclear what we're gonna see officially but I you're starting to see that might come together with Republicans issuing the people that they would like to request to come and testify on some level and Adam Schiff indicating that there's not much hope for that list of folks they're looking for yeah it is going to be really interesting and we'll see how this develops and you've got a lot of the side stories like the former chief of staff John Bolton if you you've you've got Mick movable current chief of staff I'm sorry Mick Mulvaney who says I I don't want to testify unless the court says I I wanted some clarity on this Democrats say we we don't want to push this back we're going to make decisions right now and and so there's a lot of things going on here and with that you're seeing Mulvaney not be the only one right you can go back to a couple of weeks ago or Charles Kupperman deputy national security adviser was gotten had gotten a subpoena to come and testify in he went overnight to to the courts over the weekend said Hey listen I need a judge to make this decision for me because I don't know if I can make the decision between the executive branch and the technically in this particular case what Congress is asking me to come testify so I need to judge to make that decision for me what was interesting about that is while we're waiting to see what the judge is going to say because what the judge initially said was they'd make a ruling but it was going to be until around December tenth or so you saw Mick Mulvaney over the weekend jump on board that lawsuit and kind of throw his name in there like what he's doing that then I want to do that too I don't want to make this decision on my own so he didn't show up for his subpoenaed testimony on Friday but also put himself into this lawsuit where a judge is supposed to make a decision today as to whether or not Mulvaney can actually be a part of that lawsuit and see if that laws you can make a decision for him on whether or not you should testify and that also falls in line with John Bolton because the according to what we're seeing here and specifically in detail the came out over the weekend the former national security adviser to president trump wanted to subpoena that he would come testify there's a subpoena so the Democrats are writing one up and then his lawyer said well if you wish you that's Peter's we're gonna fight you in court a simple then why would you do this and and say you're gonna come with a subpoena it's because they want a judge to make a decision on whether Bolton
Impeachment inquiry becomes public amid Republican disapproval
"The curtain goes up on Wednesday for what is sure to be one of Washington's most watched shows the first witnesses are bill Taylor the top diplomat in Ukraine a George can't a top state department official on Friday the former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yuvan eventual testify the inquiry focuses on whether president trump pressured Ukraine's presidential launch a political investigation of trump's political rival Joe Biden and son hunter I believe that it is inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival but on A. B. C.'s this week Republican mac Thornberry says if he did do that I believe it was an appropriate I do not believe it was impeachable senator Ron Johnson tell CNN state of the union the president assured him that that is not what he was doing what do you know when you're gonna provide has released hours of harder in American taxpayer dollars into system you wanna make sure it's not corrupt I think it has been very consistent in his conversation with me and others that was his reason for withholding funding democratic senator any club chart says she believes it was about pressure in a foreign country to dig up dirt on president trump's political rivals that's what this is all about which was a sham investigation that the president was trying to push the Republican minority can request certain witnesses be called to testify but the democratic majority is not likely to approve some of those requests representative will hurt on fox news Sunday says his fellow Republicans want the whistle blower to testify and that he says could be out of line how we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future Republicans also reportedly want to hear from Joe Biden's son who served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company that also is likely to be voted down by the democratic
Trump's Impeachment Inquiry: How did we get here?
"It started with one whistle blower now less than two months later a full blown impeachment inquiry set to reach a critical phase the first public testimony that will likely shape public perceptions of the investigation and the future of the trump presidency the central questions wasn't an abuse of power for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival here at home was he acting to further his own personal and political interests by withholding military aid from a key US ally with all of the rhetoric flying from both sides of the aisle and president trump's own free wheeling defense we wanted to hit the pause button and ask how did we get here the actions taken to date by the president has seriously violated the constitution September twenty fourth house speaker Nancy Pelosi formally opens an impeachment inquiry after a bomb shell whistle blower complaint raised concerns over trump still only phone call with the Ukrainian president for autumn years Lewinski conversation was was perfect my phone call was perfect according to a White House memo detailing that call trump tells the Ukrainian president we do a lot for Ukraine so let's get laid a response we are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically buying American anti tank missiles trump's response I would like you to do is a favor though he goes on to ask for Lenski to investigate a deep funk theory about the twenty sixteen election and then a second request an investigation into his democratic rival it goes to the core of whether the president views his office to seek political help in his reelection campaign and did so to the detriment of our nation's security house Democrats said they should at least twenty six subpoenas and at least fifteen individuals have appeared before Congress according to witness testimony trumps the man was forced to fight his top advisors including his acting chief of staff and his personal attorney in phone calls and meetings for months among the key testimony so far bill Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine who told Congress he was told everything including military aid in a White House meeting was contingent on Ukraine's willingness to launch the investigation trump requested Gordon son one the US ambassador to the U. who in a stunning about face room bar I used his testimony Sonya now saying he told a top Ukranian official Ukraine would likely not receive military aid unless you crane publicly agreed to investigate trumps targets and lieutenant colonel Alexander vin meant a White House national security official who was on that July phone call then men recalled one meeting in particular were senior Ukrainian officials were told they had to investigate the bidens could've been men also testified he was told to hold on military aid came from the White House chief of staff's office in the face of mounting evidence the president has been unrelenting in his defense which is all a hoax Republicans largely closing ranks around the president as Democrats move for work those open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves to make their own determinations about the credibility of the witnesses but also to learn first hand about the facts of the president's misconduct and joining me now to break this down further is ABC news senior national correspondent Terry Moran and Terry I want to start with these public hearings and who the public will see testify to big witnesses to lead off William Taylor was the acting ambassador in Ukraine and George can a state department official with responsibility over to you gonna get a picture from Kiev from Ukraine and from Washington from two men who were very alarmed about what was going on and that is the end of the at the end of the week Marie on your vitamins who was the ambassador who was pushed out by Rudy Giuliani and others in the administration and Terry really at the heart of this is a federal law that says it would be illegal to accept receive or solicit anything of value from a foreign national in connection with the US election there are those who say the phone transcript itself showed that but now we have this long line of witnesses we do a lot of election lawyers will tell you that the phone transcript does demonstrate that the president violated election law some election lawyers will tell you know because it doesn't have a determinate monetary value and that's a debate in the election law but really this isn't about election what about the constitution and the question does the evidence show that the president abused his power by trying to get a forgot to go after his political rival is that an impeachable offense at the constitution really that I think the Congress and the country's gonna focus in the whistle blower a lot of attention obviously on the whistle blower doesn't sound like that whistle blower will be appearing to think it's important well not from an evidentiary standpoint Adam Schiff the the German intelligence committee said other witnesses in sworn testimony have borne out what the whistle blower complaint says so he's not or she is not necessary in test was probably true from evidence and federal law protects this whistleblower from any kind of retaliation and there is a concern that the inflammatory language might endanger the whistle blower but I cover jury trials for a long time juries like the eyeball witnesses and were talking about overturning a presidential and there will be Americans for whom the impeachment evidence is less persuasive is diminished because we can't see and know the person who started that their motivations and intent and enter and no you covered the click the Clinton impeachment you obviously followed the Nixon impeachment as a little kid but what are the possible outcomes here well the president could be removed from office I think there's some confusion about the word impeachment impeachment is the indictment it is going to go to the floor of the house of representatives almost certainly and it looks as if the present will be pleased to be a trial in the Senate and of sixty seven senators are two thirds of the senators present vote the press will be removed from office but I think ultimately what we're looking at is the final verdict will come from the American people on election day about this conduct about whether or not we want a presidency that goes to other governments for assistance in going after political rivals and that the election day now less than a year away will be the ultimate verdict on all of this thanks as always Terry thanks much so let's bring in democratic representative Jackie spear a member of the intelligence committee which will conduct those public hearings this week thanks so much for joining us let me ask you Robert Mahler's public testimony earlier this year did not galvanize public opinion on the findings of his investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election and while this is obviously a different allegation how do you make a stronger public case this time I think for a number of reasons first of all I'm Bob Miller's report was four hundred pages long I had a lot of legalese this is a very simple straightforward act the president broke the law he went on a telephone call with the president of Ukraine and said I have a favor though and then proceeded to ask for and investigation of his rival and this is a very strong case of bribery because you have an elected official the president are demanding action of a foreign country in this case of and providing something of value which is the investigation and he is withholding aid which is that official act and the constitution is very clear treason bribery or acts of mission and in this case it is is clearly one of those obviously Republicans would disagree with you on a lot of that Republicans sent their list of witnesses they want to call as part of the intelligence committees public impeachment hearings yesterday it included the whistle blower and hunter Biden this is what intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement last night this inquiry is not and will not serve however as a vehicle to undertake the same sham investigation into the bidens or twenty sixteen and in a letter to Republican shift calling the whistle blowers testimony redundant and unnecessary and would only place their personal safety at grave risk it doesn't sound like the chairman will allow Biden or the whistle blower to testify as the Republicans have requested if you're able to guarantee his or her safety why shouldn't the whistle blower testify well the whistleblower actually provided a document he was third hand we have colonel then men who was actually on the call who will be in a position I think to testify and so you have a much more direct person to speak to about the events and if you have the actual transcript of that the president himself provided it is corroboration so you you have up what we have to prove though is corrupt intent and we prove corrupt intent by showing first of all the money was withheld secondly there was concealment there's concealment by virtue of having that transcript Ford into a special server you have concealment because you have persons within the administration who are prevented from testifying you then go further and you have this diversion by the president by trying to focus on the whistle blower who legally has a right not to be this woman even though even though their battle government even though there may be a legal right are are Terry Moran was just saying it's someone the people might want to hear from for for political benefit is that something you should consider having a whistle blower come forward because Republicans have made such an issue of this I think the Republicans are making an issue of anything that they think will give them some gravitas the only thing that the whistle blower can say is that he was told by other people's about the phone call we have the other people coming forward to actually testify so you have direct evidence not indirect evidence and the whistle blower has great risk associated with his life right now and he also has the right under the law under the whistleblower statute to have his whistle blower complaint filed and for him to be anonymous strongly about whistleblower protection and and and you said the rules driving the impeachment process are very equal and yet chairmanship hand turn down those G. O. P. witnesses and the White House lawyers are not allowed to participate in public hearings before the house intelligence committee how's that very equal well there are other witnesses the Republicans have requested that I would think that the press the chairman is going to make available to testify to Morrison is one Kurt Volker is another we want to stay focused on the crane the call and having hunter Biden come in is unrelated to the Ukraine call and so that becomes irrelevant the whistleblower again has protection as it relates to having the witnesses being questioned by someone within the White House that can in fact happen the president can have a conclusion that he can reach at the end of the actual Judiciary Committee hearing and all we're asking for is that we receive what we are rightly deserving which is the documentation from state department all of which is with been withheld and the primary people like Mulvaney who is the chief of staff who took direct orders from the president of course is using this phony argument of absolute immunity which doesn't exist
"bill taylor" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Because they did not nothing but it's a one way you should be strong tomorrow they took out ads on Facebook that undermine our democracy the one country more than that yes what do you call it Dennis when a political candidate hi you Donald Trump asked for help from a hostile foreign power and then not buying power gives that help isn't that what are you referring to the internet research age all the okay okay the internet we I I dealt with all of this this information at the state park so it was it for the nominee of disinformation connecting this is the weeds when you see people like this bill Taylor right okay this is the deep state which really means people with resume soon know something Benjamin who is was a he came here when he was three Ukrainian serve this country Purple Heart in a rack Harvard when you call when you see people like this and he's done it before to Brandon and and to clap for these people these lifelong public servant by the way mostly conservatives is that to get those kind of job when it does that kind of record Brandon Brandon had voted communist in his earlier years for the record he is not a conservative please let's let's return to work Brandon is as far left as ever serve in his role in the in the United States this is our first he's really it it okay he was he was I'm not saying he is I said I don't know I don't remember when they were on the ballot.
"bill taylor" Discussed on 710 WOR
"This isn't even third hand bill Taylor doesn't know anything yeah he's been presented as a star witness who's got the gardens that's finally got a male trump and only knows is what somebody told him that somebody said they told somebody else that that somebody else then said the president told them that yeah US diplomat bill Taylor during his desk a deposition last month identified The New York Times as the only source of his claim that trump wanted Ukraine to help him get dirt on Joe Biden trump never asked for dirt on that is an Adam Schiff completely manufactured for but regardless the ambassador to Ukraine bill Taylor and manage the New York times was the sole source someone he knew not hearing the phone call not talking to trump about the phone call not talking there's a lens give up but reading about it in The New York Times so he's there being called to testify by shifting his Democrats okay what do you know what I saw in the New York times that Bob that's it this is the same way that the F. B. I. use the media to get so called evidence before the FISA court the F. B. I. one plant a story in The New York Times The New York Times ran a story the FBI would then get the story from New York Times put it the rest of the file take it to the FISA judges say judge it's not just us that the FBI even The New York Times has this well the New York times had only because the FBI gave a job so Taylor is going up there as a first hand what doesn't only knows what he read in The New York Times and we all know how the New York times is making things up the transcript of the testimony described as Seldon Taylor exchanges follows what was the goal this is leaves out the New York Congress of what talking of terror what what was the goal of requesting investigations into the twenty sixteen election and Ukrainian company that employed hunter in Brisbane what was the goal Taylor well as I understand it from one of the may be the article in The New York Times about Giuliani's interest in Brisbane that article he just because I think you call surely on at some point the article indicates guiliani was is getting some information on by then that would be useful for Giuliani's quiet I think that's what he says he says he's got one client is folks Zelda says what was the goal of the president remember this guy's presented as an expert fact witness what was the goal of requesting investigations trump what's the goal of the president requesting investigations into the twenty sixteen election because that's what he was doing he was asking essentially for Ukraine to help bill Barr and to figure out how trump ended up being investigated by the FBI CIA so this fact witness is being asked to explain what trump was doing requesting the investigation of the two thousand fifteen bill Taylor well the article New York times says blah blah blah blah but guiliani but but but but it really is quiet bill Taylor doesn't know Jack but he's been presented to us expert this on a saleable here impeccable there and the only he knows what he read The New York Times now she knows this is what he's going to say this was not part of the released transport it was but if none of this was among the first leaked releases the chip gave the media does Aldon says then it your inference that Mr Giuliani's goal would be the president's call Taylor yes and your source is the New York times Taylor yes so do you have any other source that the president's goal making this request was everything other than the New York times I have not talked to the president I have no information about what the president was thinking well then why the hell are you even testifying I have no information from what the president was thinking so what we have here is Mister Taylor's opinion of what he read in The New York Times as a stand in for fact witness expertise testimony this is what I mean by there is nothing fox and how do you how do you read this what how do you treat this is substantive charge well I read The New York Times that the president was asking a refined dirt not Breitbart news story says that Taylor claimed it was Rudy Rudy Giuliani who requested the Lenski investigate Ukraine's meddling into the twenty sixteen election amber rose month but Taylor said that his thinking on this was based on the New York times article it's laughable is what this is I don't know frogs and then bill Taylor Ukraine on aware of US hold on a during July twenty fifth call quid pro quo impossible we translate bill tailored testified he's the ambassador to Ukraine that Ukraine all the US aid was on hold on July twenty fifth when the president was talking to the president Ukraine well my friends if you queen did not all that money was being withheld their cannot have been a quid pro quo the money was already being withheld before trump even made the phone call he could not threatening to withhold the aid it was already being withheld and Ukraine didn't even know it it turns out that bill Taylor admitted in his deposition he's never had any contact with trump or even Rudy Giuliani he admitted his only contact with John Bolton who was fired by trump and Fiona hill Alexander Vendramin and Jim Morrison that's it yeah and this is the star witness he never talked to the president he doesn't know all of this manufacturer but the code that garage yes there is this not Byron York with a great stories today in the Washington examiner that all three of these people Morrison Taylor and women all admitted that trump has helped to Ukraine considerably that Ukraine is in much better shape with defense money and other general aid than they ever were under Obama who did you crane aid even as the Russians were moving in and annexing Crimea from one notable and little reported conclusion emerging from the house Democrat impatient investigation is a consensus among some foreign policy professionals that trumps Ukraine policy has been an improvement over Obama's bill Taylor said so now I've got a lot of time together but the transcript of what he said about it here Tim Morrison said south so what is this receipt this is my point there isn't anything substantive here and yet the drudge headlines and CNN and everyone else you don't fox the make it look like their trump has been found guilty on all kinds of rotten things in at a White House is in dire straits right now with dire consequences emerging and and that they come up with the defense an explanation for this truck was told it's B. S. meanwhile ABC CBS NBC have stories about how excited they are they can't wait for inpatient IBM because they all remember how exciting Watergate was it was some of the most compelling TV they've ever seen and the American people are gonna be some I can't we can't wait they are doing nothing but living in the past and trying to make something from nineteen seventy two and seventy three become real again it Josh somebody like me the mayor of real ville Mr literal this just does not work my Kimberly stressful the Wall Street journal it's in the current issue of the Limbaugh letter in conversation with America's anchorman mistrustful proves that.
"bill taylor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"This isn't even third hand bill Taylor doesn't know anything yeah he's been presented as a star witness who's got the gardens that's finally got a male trump and only knows what somebody told him that somebody said they told somebody else that that somebody else then said the president told them that yeah US diplomat bill Taylor during his desk a deposition last month identified The New York Times as the only source of his claim that trump wanted Ukraine to help him get dirt on Joe Biden trump never asked for dirt on that is an Adam Schiff completely manufactured swore but regardless the ambassador to Ukraine bill Taylor and manage the New York times was the sole source of what he knew not hearing the phone call not talking to trump about the phone call not talking digital Lynskey about the ball but reading about it in The New York Times so he's there being called to testify by shifting his Democrats okay what do you know what I saw in the New York times that Bob that's it this is the same way that the F. B. I. use the media to get so called evidence before the FISA court the F. B. I. one plant a story in The New York Times The New York Times ran a story the FBI would then get the story from New York Times put it the rest of the file take it to the FISA judges say judge it's not just us at the FBI even The New York Times has this well the New York times had it only because the FBI gave a job so Taylor is going up there as a first hand witness in only knows what he read in The New York Times and we all know how the New York times is making things up the transcript of the testimony described as Seldon Taylor exchanges follows what was the goal this is Lee is out of the New York Congress awhile talking to ten or what what was the goal of requesting investigations into the twenty sixteen election and Ukrainian company that employed hunter in Brisbane what was the goal Taylor well as I understand it from one of the maybe the article in The New York Times about Giuliani's interest in Brisbane that article he just because I think he called Giuliani at some point the article indicates guiliani was is usually getting some information on by then that would be useful for Giuliani's quiet I think that's what he says he says he's got one client is folks so Zelda says what was the goal of the president remember this guy's presented as an expert fact witness what was the goal of requesting investigations trump what's the goal of the president requesting investigations into the twenty sixteen election because that's what he was doing he was asking essentially for Ukraine to help bill Barr and to figure out how trump ended up being investigated by the FBI CIA so this fact witness is being asked to explain what trump was doing requesting the investigation of the two thousand fifteen bill Taylor well the article New York times says blah blah blah blah but guiliani but but but but imho it is quiet bill Taylor doesn't know Jack but he's been presented to us expert this summer saleable here impeccable there and the only Moses when he read the New York time now she knows this is what he's gonna say this was not part of the released transport it was but it none of this was among the first leaked releases the chip gave the media so seldom says that your inference that Mr Giuliani's goal would be the president's call Taylor yes and your source is the New York times Taylor yes so do you have any other source that the president's goal making this request was everything other than the New York times I have not talked to the president I have no information about what the president was thinking well then why the hell are you even testifying I have no information from what the president was thinking so what we have here is Mister Taylor's all pinion of what he read in The New York Times as a stand in for fact witness expertise testimony this is what I mean by there is nothing folks and how do you how do you rebut this what how do you treat this is substantive charge well I read The New York Times that the president was asking a refined dirt not Breitbart news story says that Taylor claimed it was Rudy Rudy Giuliani who requested the Lansky investigate Ukraine's meddling into the twenty sixteen election and bereavement but Taylor said that his thinking on this was based on the New York times article it's full laughable is what this is.
"bill taylor" Discussed on WJR 760
"Yes Sir this isn't even third hand bill Taylor doesn't know anything yeah he's been presented as a star witness who's got the gardens that's finally got a male trump and only knows is what somebody told him that somebody said they told somebody else that that somebody else then said the president told them that yeah US diplomat bill Taylor during his desk a deposition last month identified the New York times as the only source of his claim that trump wanted Ukraine to help him get dirt on Joe Biden trump never asked for dirt on that is an Adam Schiff completely manufactured swore but regardless the ambassador to Ukraine bill Taylor and manage the New York times was the sole source someone he knew not hearing the phone call not talking to trump about the phone call not talking to Joe Lynch gave up reading about it in The New York Times so he's there being called to testify by shifting his Democrats okay what do you know what I saw in the New York times that Bob this is the same way that the F. B. I. use the media to get so called evidence before the FISA court the F. B. I. one plant a story in The New York Times The New York Times ran a story the FBI would then get the story from New York Times put it the rest of the file take it to the FISA judges say judge it's not just us at the FBI even The New York Times has this well the New York times had only because the FBI gave it to him so Taylor is going up there as a first hand witness in only knows what he read in The New York Times and we all know how the New York times is making things up the transcript of the testimony described as Seldon Taylor exchanges follows what was the goal this is leave Zelda New York congressman what talking of terror what what was the goal of requesting investigations into the twenty sixteen election and Ukrainian company that employed hunter and there is not what was the goal Taylor well as I understand it from one of the may be the article in The New York Times about Giuliani's interest embarrassment that article he just heard I think he called Giuliani at some point the article indicates guiliani was is usually getting some information on by then that would be useful for Giuliani's quiet I think that's what he says he says he's got one client is folks so Zelda says what was the goal of the president remember this guy's presented as an expert fact witness what was the goal of requesting investigations trump what's the goal of the president requesting investigations into the twenty sixteen election because that's what he was doing he was asking essentially for Ukraine to help bill Barr and to figure out how trumpet of being investigated by the F. B. I. CIA so this fact witness is being asked to explain what trump was doing requesting the investigation into those sixteen bill terror well the article New York times says blah blah blah blah but guiliani but but but but it really is quiet bill Taylor doesn't know Jack but he's been presented to us expert this on the same level here impeccable there and the only he knows what he read The New York Times now she knows this is what he's gonna say this was not part of the released transport wise but if none of this was among the first leaked releases that shift gave the media so seldom says manage your inference that Mr Giuliani's goal would be the president's call Taylor yes and your source is the New York times Taylor yes so do you have any other source that the president's goal making this request was everything other than the New York times I have not talked to the president I have no information about what the president was thinking well then why the hell are you even testifying I have no information from what the president was thinking so what we have here is Mister Taylor's opinion of what he read in The New York Times as a stand in for fact witness expertise testimony this is what I mean by there is nothing fox and how do you how do you read about this what how do you treat this is substantive charge well I read The New York Times of the president was asking a refined dirt not Breitbart news story says that Taylor claimed it was Rudy Rudy Giuliani who requested the Lansky investigate Ukraine's meddling into the twenty sixteen election and bereavement but Taylor said that his thinking on this was based on the New York times article it's laughable is what this is.
"bill taylor" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Sit on this guy bill Taylor Taylor who was it was terribly upset by what he heard from her phone call to you well it's all bad so remember Victor Davis Hanson is peace we're dealing with a bunch of people who have not achieved what they've achieved on the basis of merit it's labels titles connections the last thing and they're not they're not the best and brightest they are presented as the best and brightest they're presented is the pinnacle of achievement that best in their class the best at what they do they're not how what have you what you want to build a bill Taylor was the guy they put all their eggs in his basket bill Taylor was the guy until till Taylor came along all the other witnesses and then a Mahler report everything and kind of been a dud but bill Taylor first we have the whistle blower he blew up when trump revealed and released the transcript here comes bill Taylor when the onsite William Taylor provided no new information don't doubt me I don't care if this sounds like it's at variance with what you've heard bill Taylor had no new information bill Taylor's testimonials been contradicted by everybody involved John Radcliffe made mincemeat of bill Taylor in cross examination but sure for not release those transcripts now there is further evidence the Taylors motives might be suspect really but somebody trying to rat out truck might have impure motives why who would think that well it turns out that the estimable MBS steam room bill Taylor land by the way I don't enjoy doing this folks I wish I wish this rock got wasn't true I wish we really did have great people in charge of our government I wish we really did have patriots are not globalists I wish we really did have people accomplish things with merit rather that are there because of connections pedigree breeding labels whatever I really don't enjoy this but I know this stuff is all true I've been I just know it's true let's leave it at that it turns out that the estimable bill Taylor led the N. Alexian observer delegation in Ukraine back in April for a George Soros funded organization that had a hunter Biden only it's council now that kind of changes things doesn't here's bill Taylor he's been presented to you as an American patriot he's not a partisan he doesn't care one way or the other but he heard drop on that phone call what he was distressed he was very very alarmed he was very upset that a president would be asking for a foreign government to dig up dirt on political politicians so when she went and he could no longer stay quiet he had to do his duty any other called forward and he had to release until only the Democrats twenty new well it turns out that is not the way he's been pretty may be a fine guy fraud maybe the guy you you know you want to go to a deep state baseball game I have a couple beers with the cats and foul balls who knows but he is not the guy you have been told he is he is a partisan he worked for George Soros he will lead at election observer delegation in Ukraine back in April for a George Soros funded organization that employed hunter Biden so this kind of changes things trump's getting close to finding out what hunter Biden and Joe Biden did and soul the Biden protectors need to pop up the Biden protectors need to show up but they need to be presented as deep trench people totally alarmed at what this incompetent total total disarray of humanity known as Donald Trump this news comes on top of the story that we had last week that was that bill Taylor had met with a staffer from Adam ships committee actually a shift staff for a personal ship staffer in August right around the time the so called whistle blower was filing is complete I'm telling you bill Taylor has been in the witness pipeline chef arranges the whistle blower the whistle blower comes forward after having been guided by chefs the whistle blower then goes to the I. G. to keep ship out of the equation the trump releases the transcript and blows everything sky high so Taylor is next up to counter all of that as an impeccable man of deep honor and integrity okay no longer stay quiet ever watch any way bombing mission of Donald Trump on a daily basis and it turns out the guy has accepted payment done work for George Soros has met with Adam Schiff staffers in August at the same time the whistle blower was filing a complaint that the two of them the whistle blower and bill Taylor both work with the Atlantic council you're saying what's that the Atlantic council is a think tank a leftist thank tank funded by charisma the energy firm that employs hunter Biden so bill Taylor is thick as thieves what the whistleblower with Adam Schiff with the Soros organization and with hunter Biden and two different outfits of hunter Biden's on okay that's bill Taylor from the Washington examiner lawyer for CI a official accusing trump on Ukraine worked with Biden on two thousand seven whistle blower complaint now what are the odds of lips it turns out my friends that the lead attorney representing the so called C. I. A. whistle blowers a man named Andrew brachii he wants assisted a whistle blower who work with Biden's staff to accuse George W. bush of failing to provide armored vehicles to the troops in Iraq as the story notes it's a blower Franz Gail I'm marine corps civilian ground combat advocate what a marine corps severity in ground combat advocate that's the whistle blower emission bush didn't give the troops enough tanks business the whistle blower went public in two thousand seven with the now disputed claim that the military ignored requests for mine resistant vehicles that would have saved Iraqi civilians which the Democrats back in two thousand seven a seven were blaming on George W. bush in fact then senator Biden tried to use these charges to force bush to win the war and Lowe's reelection meanwhile all of those allegations have since been refuted but of course the news media have never bothered reporting that they've got a new credible American integrity Heathrow Andrew Becky hi it turns out he's the lead attorney representing the was more it's a lead attorney that shift today would not allow the Republicans to question it was the attorney that shift today was telling me not to answer Republican questions and then army officer who heard trump's Ukraine call reported concerns this is the name of the day lieutenant colonel Alexander vin demon he's appearing before ships committee and as always we've been told for several days he's going to be the witness who's gonna put the final nail in trump's impeachment cough and what what happened bill Taylor I thought that's what bill Taylor was so it must have gone wrong now we've got Alexander Benjamin lieutenant colonel army officer same thing he can't sit by any longer and watch trump abuse the powers of the presidency just count to what lady from problem he must come forward he could no longer stay silent in the face of this outbreak Benjamin's testimony is focused on trump's phone calls and low in ski the Ukrainian president which vendors when Sam could undermine US national security summer now back to another guy claiming to have heard the term phone call that we've now seen the transcript for which says that that phone call could have undermined US national security in fact The New York Times even says that this guy Benjamin could be the person who approached the first whistle blower in panic with his fears about the call but we have the transcript of the call it's clear there was nothing on toward about it so this testimony is going to provide nothing it's just more of the same illusion this guy Vinland he came before Taylor all my god I can't I can't I can't hear it is that the longer I get a bike what I'm hearing and so he might be the person who approached the first was about the work that he might be the whistle blower who then told the whistleblower who went and blew the whistle now the New York times says at someone come draft in his opening statement can you imagine the New York times got a draft of Hinman's opening saves that I'm not a trap a journalism Fauria and guess what The New York Times says that then the men twice registered internal objections about how trump was treating you crane out of what he called a sense of duty his stint of duty would not permitted to sit idly by and listen to how trump was treating your Quentin and that he will testify that he watched with alarm as outside the influencers began pushing a false narrative about Ukraine which was counter to the consensus view of American national security the staff was what had a view of Ukraine this guy heard trump taking a tacky didn't like and said this is not how we do it this is the president determines how we do it not you not the establishment the president determines how we deal with Ukraine not you not you'll Taylor not uShip the president determines foreign policy as Phil Martin said on CNN and he hasn't been back since yes I sound bad because I am this is an endless parade of drivel and build yeah it was true that this guy was so alarmed over drum violating US national interest since all my god I can't sit idly by it's not an impeachable offense they still don't have an impeachable offense the president is the source decider on American foreign policy not a Ukrainian born immigrant who might have a skewed vision of Ukraine as a priority not a George Soros funded establishment member not somebody who works with hunter Biden these people don't get to determine foreign policy but see they think they do they think all of this is the special province of their establishment no matter who's president ten cents trump is the present now this is an outrage that this guy gains to actually at this president and they're gonna stop it they're going to make sure he can't do it folks you are being we are being bamboozled and strong along here and we are in the middle of one of these gigantic illusions where only trump is a reprobate lead trumpet so scalawags only trump is being human and all the rest of these people are impeccable they are the artifice of integrity they are the definition of honor they're all participants in a coup I have to take a break I'm out of time we'll be.