The corrupt pro-Putin Ukrainian president (that Manafort helped get elected) allowed military to grow week. But then US helped.
His wife didn't want him to be acting Amb
Mentor said, "if your country asks you to do something" you should if you can be effective.
Yet, saw confusing policy arrangement. Saw two channels. One regular, formal process. One though was irregular.
By August, "I became increasingly concerned" as channels began to diverge.
By mid-July he understand that the meeting was conditioned on investigating the fake conspiracy re Ukraine supposed interference in 2016 election and Burisma/Biden
Taylor met with President Zelensky directly and went to the front lines. Commander thanked them for the assistance, but Taylor was aware it was on hold
Taylor messaged Sondland saying that what if Zelensky gives announcement and then still withhold
"The Russians love it and I quit."
Taylor: "I understand that they may be coming sooner or later.
Goldman" "we would welcome that"
Taylor said that Sondland was describing Trump's thought process. He used that analogy to indicate that this would require something. "He wanted to get whatever he was owed paid back to him."
"There was a feeling by President Trump and this came out in the discussion with the inaugural delegation on May 23 that he had a feeling of being wronged by the Ukrainians."
Now Chair Schiff announced we are adjourned. It's 3:52 pm. That's history my friends. First day of the Trump Impeachment hearings completed.