Volker disclosed a set of texts in September in which William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, alluded to
The statement was written with the awareness of a top aide
The statement would have committed Ukraine to investigating the energy company Burisma, which had
The idea behind the statement was to break the Ukrainians
It is unclear if the statement was delivered to Zelensky, but no statement was released publicly under his name. Around that time,
The drafting of the statement, which came in the weeks after the July 25 phone call between Trump and Zelensky, was an effort to pacify Trump and
Giuliani said he was aware of the statement but that it was not written at his behest.
Giuliani said that the statement was being handled by Sondland and Volker, and that he was not sure if Trump
“I don’t have any information that would suggest that it was at his request, but I can’t tell you it wasn’t, either,” he said.
He said he thought that the statement was intended to be delivered as part of a series of announcements by Zelensky’s gov
💣 “He was supposed to do something, or say something, to assure everybody — meaning our people — that he was going to take serious action about corruption, I know that the investigations — which would be the
Rudy just threw Trump and himself under the bus