President sought updates on probes, diplomat says

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Afterward, E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland told the aide that Trump cared more about probes of the Bidens than other issues in Ukraine, Taylor said.
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The acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, he is a diplomat and veteran who has served in Republican and Democratic administrations.
As a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department, he oversees European and Eurasian affairs.
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