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Politics Trump campaign dismisses Taylor, Kent testimony as 'third-hand opinions'

01:58  14 november  2019
01:58  14 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Bill Taylor and George Kent gave devastating testimony in the first Trump impeachment hearing. Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a George Kent , the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs listens to William

The North Carolina Republican dismissed a new revelation by Taylor , that one of his staff members overheard the president ask specifically about investigations in Ukraine, and Throughout the day, Republicans painted the testimony from Taylor and Kent as hearsay, arguing the information they

President Trump's campaign called the testimony from William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a top State Department official, "third-hand opinions," dismissing its value in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump.

William B. Taylor Jr. et al. standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Trump campaign dismisses Taylor, Kent testimony as 'third-hand opinions'© Greg Nash Trump campaign dismisses Taylor, Kent testimony as 'third-hand opinions'

"The entire world can read the transcript of President Trump's conversation with [Ukrainian] President Zelensky, so people don't need to rely on third-party opinions when they can see the facts for themselves," campaign spokesman Brad Parscale said in a statement released shortly after the public hearing concluded Wednesday afternoon.

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William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent , a senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, are How to Watch: The New York Times will stream the testimony live, and a team of reporters in Washington will provide real-time context and analysis

Mr. Kent also assailed what he called a “ campaign to smear” American officials serving in Ukraine, which succeeded with the ouster of Marie L In personal but understated terms, both men framed their testimony as a continuation of the duty to the United States and its interests around the world that

The White House's partial memo of the July 25 call between the leaders is not a transcript, as Trump has called it.

"Despite that, today we heard from Democrats' hand-picked star witnesses, who together were not on the Ukraine phone call, did not speak directly to President Trump, got third-hand hearsay from one side of a different phone call in a restaurant, and formed opinions based on stories in the pages of the New York Times," Parscale said.

"We hate to break it to these unelected, career government bureaucrats who think they know best: the President of the United States sets foreign policy, not them. And disagreement on policy is not an impeachable offense," Parscale continued.

Taylor testified that one of his staffers overheard a phone call between Trump and Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on July 26, during which Trump asked the EU ambassador about the investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which is at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

Staffer who overheard Trump call with Sondland testifies in closed hearing .
David Holmes, an aide to Ambassador Bill Taylor, overheard a July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland about UkraineHolmes is a counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Kiev, according to the embassy's website.

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