Schiff closed-door watch: Sondland says ‘bombshell’ recounted by Taylor never happened

Schiff closed-door watch: Sondland says ‘bombshell’ recounted by Taylor never happened
Adam Schiff

[Ed. – One of these ambos isn’t in the memo loop, apparently.  Sondland says Taylor’s claim about a demand for a special Biden-probe announcement isn’t anything he remembers happening.  And he’d have to, since Taylor alleges the demand was conveyed through him (Sondland).]

According to Taylor’s opening statement, he was told the following by Tim Morrison, the National Security Council’s senior director for Europe and Russia:

Ambassador Sondland told Mr. Yermak [adviser to Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky] that security assistance money would not come until President Zelensky committed to pursue the Burisma investigation. I was alarmed by what Mr. Morrison told me about the Sondland-Yermak conversation. …


Thursday, Sondland again reiterated that none of this happened.

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Through his attorney, among other things, Sondland told the far-left Washington Post he “did not recall conversations recounted by Taylor in his House deposition.” That includes Taylor’s claim that Sondland told Yermak there would be no assistance without a Biden probe or Taylor’s fourth-hand claim that — see if you can follow this — Morrison told Taylor that Sondland told Morrison that Trump told Sondland there would be no aid without Zelensky announcing a Biden investigation.

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