Unbelievable. In his testimony before the House investigative committees last month, U.S. diplomat William Taylor – who supposedly provided some of the most damning information to House Democrats – said that he relied on The New York Times for his claim that President Donald Trump wanted Ukraine to help him dig up dirt on Joe Biden.
In a revelation similar to when we learned that Steele dossier author Christopher Steele pulled some of his claims from a reader-sourced Yahoo website, Taylor admitted that he had no firsthand knowledge to support his contention that Trump’s desire for anti-corruption investigations in Ukraine had something to do with hurting his political rival, Biden.
“What was the goal of requesting investigations into 2016 election and Burisma?” asked Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) in the now-public transcript of the hearing.
“As I understand it from one of the maybe the article in the New York Times about 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,” replied Taylor.
“And then it’s your inference that Mr. Giuliani’s goal would be the President’s goal?” asked Zeldin.
“Yes,” said Taylor.
“And your source is the New York Times?” asked Zeldin.
“Yes,” affirmed Taylor.
“So,” Zeldin continued, “do you have any other source that the President’s goal in making this request was anything other than the New York Times?”
Taylor replied, “I have not talked to the president. I have no other information from what the President was thinking.”
This is the Democrats’ star witness. This is the guy who is supposed to have corroborated everything said by their precious whistleblower. And he has no insight into Trump’s motivations other than an article in the New York Times?
Are they kidding with this circus?