Taylor: Trump Was More Concerned With Biden Probe Than Ukraine-Russia Conflict
Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told a member of William Taylor's staff that the president was more concerned with the Ukraine's investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son than the country's confrontation with Russia.
According to The Hill, Taylor said in his written remarks: “Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv. The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”
“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward. Following the call with President Trump, the member of my staff asked Ambassador Sondland what President Trump thought about Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which [Trump attorney Rudy] Giuliani was pressing for," Taylor continued.
He indicated that last month during his closed-door testimony, he was unaware of the details and included them on Wednesday for "completeness."
“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 on the Committee. It is my understanding that the Committee is following up on this matter,” Taylor said.