Watch: Nunes Catches Democrat Impeachment ‘Star’ Witness Off Guard When He Brings Up Obama Hot Mic Incident
Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) stumped Democrat impeachment witness Ambassador Bill Taylor when he challenged Taylors feeling about the Trump Ukraine phone call to Obama’s hot mic incident. Taylor is a deep state politician and when Nunes challenged him about Obama’s actions he was caught completely off guard.
“Alexandra Chalupa, a former staffer for the Democratic National Committee, admitted to Politico that she worked with officials at the Ukrainian embassy in Washington, DC, to dig up dirt on the Trump campaign, which she passed on the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign,” Nunes stated.
“Chalupa revealed that Ukrainian Embassy officials themselves are also working directly with reporters to trade information and leads about the Trump campaign,” he continued.
“Ambassador Taylor. You testified to this committee that you only recently became aware of reports of this cooperation between Ukrainian Embassy officials and Chalupa to undermine the Trump campaign from your last deposition. Is that correct?” he asked.
“It is correct that I had not known about this before,” acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor said
“In 2016 candidate Trump had made a statement saying that it was possible that he would allow Crimea to go back to Russia. He expressed the sentiment, or the opinion that it’s possible that Crimea wanted to go back to Russia,” Taylor said.
“What I can tell you, Mr. Nunes, is that those, that sentiment is amazingly inflammatory to all Ukrainians,” he added.
“Are you aware, during the 2012 election when, at the time, President Obama leaned over on a hot mic to the then-Russian president and said that he’d have to wait until after the election? Was that inflammatory to all Ukrainians also?” Nunes asked.
“I don’t know sir,” Taylor said.
All you need to know about the Dems impeachment hearing in 1 minute:
GOP: “Trump talked about Crimea & Russia”
Dem Witness: “That sentiment is amazingly inflammatory to all of Ukrainians”
GOP: “What about when Obama promised Russians flexibility?”
Dem Witness: “I don’t know” pic.twitter.com/oF8DXmNIIJ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 13, 2019
We now turn back the clock to a meeting in Seoul 2012 when Obama leaned over to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and asked for more time “particularly with missile defense,” because he would have more “flexibility” after the election.
“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said.
“This is my last election,” he added. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
“I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” Medvedev replied.