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."

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