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Donald Trump United States acting ambassador to Ukraine, Expense Taylor, to step down


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Donald Trump United States acting ambassador to Ukraine, Expense Taylor, to step down

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bill Taylor testified that President Trump had directly asked about a Ukrainian investigation into Joe Biden Acting US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, whose testimony helped build the case for impeaching Donald Trump, is to leave his post next month.Mr Taylor will step down in January when his temporary appointment…

Donald Trump United States acting ambassador to Ukraine, Expense Taylor, to step down

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Donald Trump Top US diplomat in Ukraine Bill Taylor testifies during the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 13, 2019 Image copyright
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Expense Taylor affirmed that President Trump had straight asked about a Ukrainian investigation into Joe Biden.

Performing US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, whose statement assisted construct the case for impeaching Donald Trump, is to leave his post next month.

Mr Taylor will step down in January when his temporary consultation is because of end, the New york city Times reported

His period might have been extended by the Republican-controlled Senate however no such move has been made.

Mr Taylor took up the post in June after Mr Trump controversially withdrew the then ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch.

Ms Yovanovitch has actually stated she was the victim of a negative campaign by Mr Trump’s individual attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

A replacement for Mr Taylor has not yet been announced.

News of his departure was met concern by Senator Robert Menendez, the most senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He said he feared it would create a vacuum in Ukraine, which is still coming to grips with Russian-backed separatists.

In his testimony before the impeachment questions last month, Mr Taylor stated that a member of his staff overheard a phone call in which President Trump asked about “the investigations” into Mr Biden.

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The call was with Gordon Sondland, United States ambassador to the European Union, who supposedly told the president over the phone from a dining establishment in Kyiv that “the Ukrainians were all set to move on”.

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After the call, the staff member “asked Mr Sondland what President Trump believed about Ukraine”, Mr Taylor said.

Mr Taylor stated: “Ambassador Sondland reacted that President Trump cares more about the examinations of Biden.”

President Trump is accused of withholding United States military aid to Ukraine in order to push the country’s president to publicly announce a corruption inquiry into Mr Biden. He denies any misbehavior and has actually explained the impeachment questions as a “witch hunt”.

A majority of House Democrats are anticipated to vote to impeach Mr Trump on Wednesday.

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