WATCH: Bill Taylor’s full opening statement on first day of Trump impeachment hearings

Published by : PBS NewsHour
Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, testified to the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 13--the first day of the public impeachment hearings-- that there were two policy channels regarding U.S.' relationship with Ukraine. Taylor told the committee that he "found a confusing and unusual arrangement for making U.S. policy toward Ukraine,” adding that there "appeared to be two channels of U.S.policy-making and implementation, one regular and one highly irregular." The "irregular" channel included the involvement of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. This "irregular" channel, Taylor said, was "running contrary to the goals of longstanding U.S. policy."

For more on who’s who in the Trump impeachment inquiry, read: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/whos-who-in-the-trump-impeachment-inquiry

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG
Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Follow us:
Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour
Snapchat: @pbsnews

Subscribe:
PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts
Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
external link sitemap

Impeachment hearing hearings George Kent Kent Bill Taylor Taylor Congress House committee congressional hearing House Intelligence Committee inquiry deputy assistant Secretary of State former ambassador Ukraine Trump Donald Trump President Trump President phone call whistleblower Rudy Giuliani Giuliani lawyer Joe Biden Biden Hunter aid withheld quid pro quo PBS PBS NewsHour Mick Mulvaney irregular