Republican Corners Schiff’s Witness, Forces Him Into Big Admission About Trump-Ukraine Call
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Democrats are still ramming ahead with their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his phone call with the Ukrainian president back in July.
While House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is trying to conduct the impeachment inquiry in secret and behind closed doors, things just blew up on the lying little Schiff.
Schiff's star witness made a series of explosive admissions under oath two weeks ago that are highly problematic for Democrats.
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In the transcript of the hearing, GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin forced Ukraine Diplomat William Taylor to make several huge admissions, such as: (1) he was not part of the July 25 phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president; (2) the sole source of information for his claim that Trump wanted a "quid pro quo" to get Joe Biden was the New York Times; (3) he didn’t see a transcript of Trump's call until late September, months after the call when it was declassified and released; and (4) that he has never even spoken to President Trump.
That's who Schiff and Democrats are relying on to deliver them "evidence" that Trump should be impeached.
Below is the exchange from the transcript:
“You’ve never spoken to Mr. [Rudy] Giuliani?” Taylor was asked.
“No, no,” he replied.
“Has anyone ever asked you to speak to Mr. Giuliani?”
“No,” Taylor said.
“And if I may, have you spoken to the president of the United States?” Taylor was asked.
“I have not,” he said.
“You had no communications with the president of the United States?”
“Correct,” Taylor said.
When asked who exactly he had spoken to about the "quid pro quo", Taylor testified that his only contacts about the matter were with John Bolton, the former national security adviser who was fired by Trump, Fiona Hill, Alexander Vindman, and Tim Morrison.
The Federalist notes that both Hill and Vindman are rumored to have been sources for the so-called whistleblower who filed a complaint against Trump in August.
Zeldin also forced Taylor to admit that his knowledge of Trump's Ukraine call was not first-hand knowledge, meaning he was not on the call and didn't actually hear a single word of it.
“And this isn’t firsthand. It’s not secondhand. It’s not thirdhand,” Zeldin said to Taylor. “But if I understand this correctly, you’re telling us that Tim Morrison told you that Ambassador Sondland told him that the president told Ambassador Sondland that Zelensky would have to open an investigation into Biden?”
“That’s correct,” Taylor admitted.
“So do you have any other source that the president’s goal in making this request was anything other than The New York Times?” Zeldin asked.
“I have not talked to the president,” Taylor said. “I have no other information from what the president was thinking."
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This information is highly damning and another blow to Democrats already controversial impeachment inquiry.