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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:20 PM

Bill Taylor is willing to testify publicly in impeachment probe

Source: CNN



(CNN)The top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, is willing to return to Capitol Hill to testify publicly, according to a source familiar with his thinking, making him a potential key early witness for Democrats as they shift their impeachment inquiry into a public phase.

There has not been a request yet made for Taylor to testify publicly, according to the source. But Democrats privately say that Taylor would be a logical choice for one of the first witnesses when the House begins public impeachment hearings. He meticulously documented how he believed the White House had linked Ukraine's announcing an investigation that could help the President politically with unfreezing of US security aide and a one-on-one meeting between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The House on Thursday will vote on a resolution that will formalize the rules for the impeachment inquiry and set the stage for public hearings in the House Intelligence Committee. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, has declined to comment on which witnesses he will bring in or when the hearings will start, but lawmakers and aides say that a timetable where hearings begin next month before Thanksgiving is feasible, though not finalized.

Democrats believe that Taylor, a career diplomat who has worked for administrations of both parties, will be an unassailable witness with detailed notes and an impeccable memory. They believe he's someone who will tell a story to the public authoritatively about why efforts to provide aid to Ukraine and bolster relations with that key ally were delayed amid the push by Trump to investigate the Bidens and the 2016 elections. His 15-page opening statement delivered some of the most dramatic and damning testimony that Democrats have heard thus far.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/politics/bill-taylor-willing-testify-publicly/index.html

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Reply Bill Taylor is willing to testify publicly in impeachment probe (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Oct 2019 #1
duforsure Oct 2019 #2
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #4
Leghorn21 Oct 2019 #3
Midnightwalk Oct 2019 #5
BigmanPigman Oct 2019 #7
Mopar151 Oct 2019 #9
BigmanPigman Oct 2019 #10
calimary Oct 2019 #6
sprinkleeninow Oct 2019 #8

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:28 PM

1. K & R

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:34 PM

2. trump will start threatening him soon

And have his flunkie's attack him, then suggest Barr will bring charges against him from something they'll make up and claim. trump and the republicans are desperate to prevent the truth from exposing trump and them, and will resort to anything to stop it, and him and others from testifying . Guilty people hate the truth.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:40 PM

4. I think Drumpf already called him a "Never Trumper"

and other nonsense.

The guy kept impeccable notes!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:39 PM

3. Was there ever any doubt?

(NYET!)

Hang tough sir, you are admired and appreciated by entire countries!!



RESPECT

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 02:05 PM

5. I love this

Get their full testimony in the closed session. Let the media talk about some of the details.

Then get them back to cover the most damning evidence in public. Facts are most important and the exposition on tv should be riveting. Each session will be on the front page for days.

The republicans will have their talking points and acting outraged practiced but the facts are already known by democratic committee members as well as the most likely lines of attack by republicans.

If you have to live in interesting times at least you should be able to watch it on tv.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 03:30 PM

7. Things are going to be different this time around.

The testimony will be 45 min for each party instead of 5 min snippets. Jordan and Meadows won't be adding to the circus since their committees won't be involved in it at all (smart move by the Dems). And the questions will be provided by a professional that the Dems choose instead of committee members, like they did at the end of the Lewandowski testimony. I think they are using the same guy, he was good.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:38 PM

9. Anybody who roughs up Lewandowski is good witme! Nt

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:58 PM

10. I just heard that it IS the same guy! Barry Berke.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 02:59 PM

6. Excellent.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 03:34 PM

8. Yes, righteous! Respect, sir!

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