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William B. Taylor Jr.: American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Ukraine
William Brockenbrough Taylor Jr. is an American diplomat, government official, and former soldier, who served as the 6th United States ambassador to Ukraine 2006 to 2009 and as acting ambassador to Ukraine from June 2019 to January 2020.

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William Taylor, the former top diplomat in Ukraine, chides the secretary of state.

Mr. Taylor’s rebuke of Mr. Pompeo is also a not-so-subtle reminder to the president and his Republican allies of the national security threat at the heart of the Democratic case
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Bill Taylor departs ambassadorship role in Ukraine

Bill Taylor, who was top American diplomat in Ukraine, has departed his post. Taylor testified twice in the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.
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Pompeo slaps new sanctions on Iran, imposes more visa restrictions

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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo: State Department won't be distracted by 'noise' and 'silliness' of impeachment The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI —..
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US acting ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, to step down

Acting ambassador Bill Taylor's testimony helped build the case for impeaching President Trump.
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Volker says he disagrees with characterization of "irregular" channel

Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, disputed Ambassador William Taylor's description of an "irregular" channel dictating policy on Ukraine. "I don't agree with his characterization of..
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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 Ukraine
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Top diplomat to Ukraine reveals staffer heard Trump talk about investigating Bidens

In the first public impeachment hearings, top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine Bill Taylor revealed details of a previously undisclosed phone call between President Trump and Ambassador to the European Union,..
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Impeachment hearings: Diplomat describes Trump call on Ukraine

Day 1 of historic impeachment hearings produced a startling claim, directly tying President Trump to the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. The top..
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Impeachment updates: Diplomats reveal new details at first hearing

Bill Taylor and George Kent said they became increasingly alarmed over an "irregular" effort to pressure Ukraine
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State Department officials stand up to Trump as public impeachment hearings begin

Career diplomats took center stage as public impeachment hearings got underway into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and Ambassador William..
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Trump impeachment hearings confirm 'no quid pro quo' defense is a lie

As Bill Taylor and George Kent testified, Ukraine needed military aid, and Donald Trump cared less about Ukraine than about the Biden probe: Our view
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Trump denies talking to Sondland about investigations in Ukraine

Ambassador Bill Taylor testified about a phone call between President Trump and E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland. According to Taylor, the takeaway from that call is that the president cared more about..
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Diplomats call freezing aid to Ukraine a threat to national security

For the first time in more than two decades, the country watched televised impeachment hearings. There was new information at the top of the hearing from Amabassador Bill Taylor. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Final rounds of questioning in Day 1 of impeachment hearings

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee took turns lobbing questions at the first two witnesses in the impeachment hearings: William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and..
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Witnesses are asked if they consider themselves "Never Trumpers"

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, asked the two witnesses at Wednesday's impeachment hearing whether they consider themselves "Never Trumpers," as President Trump has..
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Taylor disputes Mulvaney's claim that withholding aid for political reasons happens "all the time"

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, was questioned by Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell about White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's recent comment that using foreign policy for..
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Impeachment Hearings Open With Revelation on Trump’s Ukraine Pressure

As public hearings began, William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, said he was told President Trump cared more about investigating Biden than he did about Ukraine.
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Taylor pushes back against being called "star witness"

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan made impassioned remarks Wednesday while questioning William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, at the first public impeachment hearing. Jordan said, "You're their..
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Questioning of impeachment witnesses gets heated

As House Intelligence Committee members took turns questioning William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and State Department official George Kent, several Republican members forcefully..
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Schiff, Republicans clash over "facts not in evidence"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff set off a confrontation with Republicans at the impeachment hearings Wednesday after telling witness William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine,..
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​Taylor: Trump felt "wronged" by Ukrainians and felt they "owed" him

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, said Wednesday that President Trump felt "wronged" by Ukrainians over the 2016 election, and believed they "owed" him investigations into the Bidens..
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​Taylor says he'd never before seen aid withheld for personal political gain

Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman asked top Ukraine diplomat William Taylor if he had ever seen another example of withholding aid conditioned on the "personal or political interests of the president..
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Democrats and Republicans pose follow-up questions to Taylor

"I'm not here to take one side or the other," said William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, as he answered a second round of questions from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff,..
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Adam ​Schiff begins opening round of questioning of Taylor and Kent

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and counsel Daniel Goldman spent 45 minutes questioning the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, and State Department Deputy Assistant..
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Staffer who heard Trump ask about Ukraine "investigations" set to appear

Sources say David Holmes, an official at the U.S. embassy in Kiev, is the staffer referenced in Bill Taylor's testimony
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Devin Nunes begins Republican questioning of Taylor and Kent

Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and counsel Steve Castor spent 45 minutes questioning the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, and State Department..
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Taylor said he believes Trump cared more about invesigating Bidens than about Ukraine

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, was questioned by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Wednesday. Taylor agreed that, based on his understanding and observations,..
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Who Is Bill Taylor? Key Witness in the Impeachment Inquiry

Mr. Taylor was sent to Ukraine to provide stability at the embassy. He ended up fighting to preserve American security aid from administration appointees who saw it as a political bargaining chip.
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Taylor opening statement: Withholding Ukraine security aid in exchange for help with campaign would be "crazy"

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, revealed new information Wednesday as the House Intelligence Committee began public hearings on whether President Trump should be removed from office...
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'Future of the presidency' at stake as Trump impeachment hearings kick off

'future of the presidency' at stake as trump impeachment hearings kick off
WASHINGTON - Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency..
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Taylor says aide overheard Trump ask Sondland about "the investigations" one day after Ukraine call

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, revealed new details Wednesday about the events immediately following President Trump's July 25 call with the president of Ukraine. Taylor said a..
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Taylor: There were "regular" and "highly irregular" Ukraine policy channels

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that there were two policy channels with respect to Ukraine - one "regular" and one "highly irregular." He said the "official..
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Who Is William Taylor? Diplomat Who Warned of ‘Nightmare’ Situation in Ukraine

Mr. Taylor was sent to Ukraine to provide stability at the embassy. He ended up fighting to preserve American security aid from administration appointees who saw it as a political bargaining chip.
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Bill Taylor and George Kent are set to testify publicly Wednesday. Here's what they've said so far.

Ahead of the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry, read what officials George Kent and Bill Taylor have already said in private.
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Trump impeachment inquiry to go public with Bill Taylor, George Kent testimony: the latest

The impeachment inquiry will move into the public eye Wednesdayas House Democrats call their first two witnesses –William Taylor and George Kent.
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U.S. Diplomat William Taylor expected to testify in President Trump's impeachment inquiry

Next week, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine is expected to appear on Capitol Hill for questioning in the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor's testimony comes as a growing number of Republicans in..
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Top diplomat in Ukraine gives "damning" testimony

America's senior diplomat in Ukraine is testifying, laying out what Democrats are calling "damning" allegations against the president. Bill Taylor described a secret campaign to pressure Ukraine, using..
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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine describes "alarming" Ukraine pressure campaign

Detailed, damning and disturbing — that's how House Democrats described the almost 10-hours of testimony given by Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, as part of the impeachment inquiry...
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Trump calls for solidarity from GOP ahead of potentially damaging testimony

President Trump says he needs help from Republicans to fight off the House impeachment inquiry. The president spoke to reporters for over an hour Monday ahead of potentially damaging testimony on..
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Trump retaliates against impeachment proceedings, toys with releasing Ukraine call summary

President Trump address impeachment hearings on Saturday, suggesting his release on the White House summary of another call to Ukraine’s president on Tuesday. The public hearings kick off Wednesday -..
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What will public hearings in impeachment inquiry accomplish?

Ambassador Bill Taylor will be the first witness to testify when the House Intelligence Committee starts holding public hearings in the impeachment inquiry next week. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine says Burisma probe sought to hurt Joe Biden

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, told lawmakers he believed the push to investigate Ukrainian energy company Burisma and its ties to Hunter Biden was motivated by a desire to attack..
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Read the transcript of Ambassador Bill Taylor's testimony in the Trump impeachment inquiry

Taylor had told the committees about the conditioning of security assistance and a White House meeting on investigations into Democrats
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Lawmakers release impeachment testimony of top Ukraine diplomat

The House committees leading the impeachment probe of Republican President Donald Trump released a transcript on Wednesday of the deposition of Ambassador William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in..
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US House committee to kick off public impeachment hearings next week

us house committee to kick off public impeachment hearings next week
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will kick off a series of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump next week, the panel's Democratic chairman said..
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House Democrats announce first public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry

The first public impeachment hearings will be held on Nov. 13 with Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent.
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William Taylor: Wife and lover guilty of farmer's murder

William Taylor's wife and her partner shared a "venomous hatred" for the farmer, prosecutors said.
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Millionaire farmer 'got stuck in mud' claim wife and lover accused of his murder

Angela Taylor and lover Paul Cannon are accused of murdering 69-year-old Bill Taylor
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NSA adviser Timothy Morrison testified on the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry. Here are 4 takeaways

The National Security Council official testified corroborated Ambassador William Taylor's description of quid pro quo in his Oct. 23 testimony.
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William Taylor: Dead farmer 'got stuck in mud' on riverbank

William Taylor had got trapped before in "boggy ground" where he was found dead, a court hears.
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