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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:32 PM

U.S. response on Ukraine sidelined by 'Greenland question,' testimony reveals

As senior security officials tried to get a meeting with President Donald Trump to convince him to release the hold on military aid to Ukraine, the administration's attention was elsewhere, according to newly released evidence.

A 324-page transcript of closed-door testimony of Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, released Wednesday revealed that the meeting was difficult to arrange partly because the president's national security advisors and Cabinet officials were busy dealing with his desire to buy Greenland.

In his testimony, Taylor was asked about his remark that the secretaries of defense and state, the CIA director and the national security adviser had sought a joint meeting with Trump to change his mind on withholding military aid from Ukraine, but that such a meeting was “hard to schedule.”

He said one reason was the president’s interest in buying Greenland from Denmark.

“I think this was also about the time of the Greenland question, about purchasing Greenland, which took up a lot of energy" in the National Security Council, Taylor told the lawmakers.

“That’s disturbing for a whole different reason,” House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., responded to Taylor, according to the transcript.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-response-ukraine-sidelined-greenland-question-new-testimony-reveals-n1078011

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New Deal Democrat Nov 7 OP
Charlie Mike Nov 7 #1
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New Deal Democrat Nov 7 #6
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Carl Nov 7 #3
swifty Nov 7 #4
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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:34 PM

1. Well, if you keep losing to an idiot you should question your life choices.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:39 PM

2. The Establishment.....

......has forgotten (or chooses to ignore) that it is the elected President of the United States that sets the foreign policy for the United States.

Maybe Taylor should have contacted some of his European counterparts and convinced them to donate military aid to the Ukrainians.

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Response to HermantownHawk (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:11 PM

6. And there's the problem.

We have elected an amoral idiot.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:20 PM

7. We have not.....

.....we elected an outsider and the status quo doesn't know how to react. They are in panic mode........it's not business as usual.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:43 PM

3. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

What a stupid conspiracy theory you reposted.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:51 PM

4. Trump's got the whole gamut from cray-cray to stupid and rotten.

He's a buffet feast for those with substandard values or who have set aside (for whatever reason) their class.

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Response to swifty (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:58 PM

5. And along comes swifty.

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