in mid-July

tions of Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections." He ▓added that

"it ▓was beco

ming cle

the condition "was driven by the irre▓gular policy channel I had come to understand was gui▓ded by Mr. Giuliani."Taylor told lawmak

ar" to him tha

t a meetin

ers in his opening s▓tatement that withholding security assistance to Ukraine "in exchange for help with a domestic political cam

g with T▓rump

at the

paign in the United States would be crazy."▓He said he, on Sept. 1, was "alarmed" after hearing for the first time from Tim Morriso

White House th

at Zelensky

n, the top Russia and Europe adviser on the National Sec▓urity Council, that not only the White House meet▓ing between Trump and Z

elensky, but also the security ▓assistance to Ukraine "was conditioned on the investigations."When asked to elaborate on that comment, Taylor said

"the White House meeting was one thing, se▓curity assistance was much more alarming."Revealing a new piece of information about Trump's alleged pursuit for investigations from Ukraine, Taylor said a staffer of his was with U.S. Ambassador to the Eu▓ropean Union (EU) Gordon Sondland when the la▓tter called Trum

wanted "was co

nditioned on

Sondland ab▓out 'the investigations,'" Taylor said. "Ambassador Sondlan▓d told President Trump that the Ukra

the investiga

inians were ready to move forward."Taylor said he didn't give the account during his Oct. 22 deposition because he was only told about the episode las