In yet another blow to the credibility of impeachment commissar Adam Schiff, a bombshell revelation involving his star witness has dealt another blow to his Soviet-style show trial.
It was with much media hype that U.S. ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor was in possession of the smoking gun that would lead to President Trump’s impeachment but the release of his testimony shows that is loaded with blanks.
Taylor admitted that his source for claims that the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was ordered by Trump to press Ukraine’s new leader to investigate crooked Democrat Joe Biden was none other than the New York Times.
Star witness? Taylor said in depo he believed reason POTUS wanted Ukraine to investigate Ukrainians’ interference w/ the 2016 election & Burisma was just to get dirt on Biden. He later admitted to me his sole source of info was…wait for it…The NY Times. pic.twitter.com/Yj6DUlkit7
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) November 6, 2019
The revelation comes courtesy of a transcript of an interchange between Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin and Taylor during the deposition in Schiff’s locked room in the Capitol basement last month.
Zeldin: What was the goal of requesting investigations into 2016 election and [Ukrainian company that employed Hunter] Burisma?Loading...
Taylor: As I understand it from one of the maybe the article in the New York Times about [Trump’s private lawyer] Mr. [Rudy] Giuliani’s interest in Burisma, in that article, he describes, and I think he quotes Giuliani at some length, that article indicates that Giuliani was interested in getting some information on Vice President Biden that would be useful to Mr.Giuliani’s client. I think that’s what he says. He says he’s got one client, and he’s useful to the client.
Zeldin: And then it’s your inference that Mr. Giuliani’s goal would be the President’s goal?
Zeldin: And your source is the New York Times?
Zeldin: So do you have any other source that the President’s goal in making this request was anything other than the New York Times?
Taylor: I have not talked to the president. I have no other information from what the President was thinking.
It is not beneficial to the Democrat conspiracy monger and inquisitor mere days before the spectacle of the nationally televised Schiff Show of the impeachment inquiry hearings.
Just imagine how much fun that newly appointed member of the House Intel Committee Jim Jordan is going to have with Taylor – it will be like a puppy with a new chew toy.