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Transcript released for top US diplomat in Ukraine as part of impeachment inquiry

(CNN)The House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump released Wednesday a transcript of their closed-door interview with the top US diplomat in Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor. Taylor's testimony is among the most significant for the Democratic case that $400 million in security aid to Ukraine and a one-on-one meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were conditioned on Ukraine announcing investigations into the 2016 election and Burisma, the company that hired Hunter Biden. In his 15-page opening statement, Taylor explained how he was told that "everything" Ukraine wanted was conditioned on the investigation. The is no evidence of wrongdoing in Ukraine by either Biden.Taylor, who was ...