If you just look at what they’ve said publicly, the president has acknowledged he was asking Zelensky to investigate the Bidens and Mulvaney has said the president’s desire for an investigation into the DNC server/2016 was one of the reasons the aid was held up. Not in dispute.
Greetings from SHO, the modern Ukrainian restaurant in Kyiv made famous by the impeachment inquiry. Gordon Sondland confirmed that while dining here with David Holmes he had a phone call with Trump in which the president inquired about Zelensky doing “the investigations.”
President Trump: “I want NOTHING. I want no quid pro quo. I want Zelensky to do what he ran on.”
Aid was delayed by just 55 days. During that time, we verified that President Zelensky was the real deal.
We now have both the April and July calls between President Trump and President Zelensky. Once again, no linkage of any kind. The WH has displayed unprecedented transparency. Meanwhile, Democrats haven’t even released all of the deposition transcripts.
In the 55 days that aid to Ukraine was delayed, President Zelensky had 5 calls and meetings with high-ranking American officials. In each of those meetings, never was there discussion of linking aid to investigating the Bidens. But we verified that Zelensky was the real deal.
@Jim_ Jordan: You didn’t listen in on President Trump & Zelensky’s call? Taylor: I did not. Jordan: You’ve never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney? Taylor: I never did. Jordan: You’ve never met the President? Taylor: That’s correct. Jordan: And you’re their star witness.
My Republican colleagues would have the American public believe that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's testimony is not relevant to our impeachment inquiry. One person who thought she was relevant? President Trump, who brought her up in his July 25 call with Zelensky.