Devin Nunes: Republicans want public testimony from whistleblower after storming closed-door Trump impeachment session


Bill Taylor said the Ukrainians did not know at the time of the call about the hold on U.S. military aid: “The mainstream media reporting that he provided evidence of a quid pro quo involving military aid is false — I questioned him directly on that,” Ratcliffe said Tuesday. “I can’t tell you what he said … but I can tell you what he didn’t say — neither he nor any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld.”
He added: “You can’t have a quid pro quo with no quo.”
The president echoed Ratcliffe’s comments on Twitter early Wednesday, quoting from his appearance on Fox News.
"Where is the whistleblower? The Do Nothing Dems case is DEAD!" Trump tweeted.


I’m a lot more cautious these days when stuff like this leaks out of these secret hearings because we know Democrats are trying to establish a narrative that supports impeachment.
Also we know shifty Schiff’s own staff met with Taylor back in August during their trip to Ukraine. So already something smells bad about this, especially considering Schiff’s staff coordinated with the fake whistleblower before he filed his complaint and now is going to great lengths to conceal his identity.
Well sure enough, Devin Nunes reported on Hannity last night that John Ratcliff destroyed Taylor’s testimony within minutes of his opening statement:

I don’t think anyone is surprised to hear that Taylor’s testimony didn’t stand up to scrutiny by Republicans. In fact we almost expect it to be the case at this point because we know Schiff is a liar and is desperate to see Trump lose in 2020.
But we won’t know the whole truth until the transcripts are released and Democrats clearly don’t want to do that until they have something they think will definitely sink Trump. Because then it won’t matter…
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What Nunes is referring to is that Taylor admitted, under questioning from Ratcliffe, that Ukraine was in the dark about this ‘quid pro quo’:
Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, asserted that this counters claims of a “quid pro quo.”
“At the end of the day, this was about quid pro quo and whether or not the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld and on that most important issue. Neither this witness or any other witness has provided any evidence that there was a quid pro quo, or any evidence that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld on July 25,” Ratcliffe said on “The Story” Tuesday night, claiming that absent testimony speaking to that point, “a quid pro quo is legally impossible.”
“The mainstream media reporting that he provided evidence of a quid pro quo involving military aid is false — I questioned him directly on that,” Ratcliffe said Tuesday. “I can’t tell you what he said … but I can tell you what he didn’t say — neither he nor any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld.”
He added: “You can’t have a quid pro quo with no quo.”
Here’s his full interview if you want to watch it:

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