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Phone call took place a day after Trump’s Ukraine call, Taylor says

William B. Taylor Jr. said in his opening statement that a member of his staff overheard President Trump ask E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland in a phone call about the status of "the investigations" after Sondland met with a top Ukrainian official in Kyiv.
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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.
The House Judiciary Committee begins its hearings into the possible impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon on May 9, 1974. (Bettmann/Archive/Getty Images)
The House Judiciary Committee begins its hearings into the possible impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon on May 9, 1974. (Bettmann/Archive/Getty Images)

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Did President Trump himself order aid withheld to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political opponents? Or were some people in his administration acting of their own volition or their interpretation of what he wanted?
If anyone knows why the aid was paused, it’s likely Trump’s acting chief of staff. He publicly said Trump held up the money to try to force Ukraine to investigate a conspiracy theory about its involvement in the 2016 election.
Why was the president’s lawyer running a shadow foreign policy in Ukraine, and who was he doing it for?
Whether Ukraine knew it was being forced into something would go a long way to confirming a quid pro quo.
President Trump seemed amenable to the notion that Ukraine was involved in interference in the 2016 election, even though his own intelligence agents have said it was Russia.
Students from mainland China and elsewhere have begun to leave Hong Kong, which was paralyzed for a third consecutive day Wednesday as pro-democracy protesters prepared to target dozens of locations.
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A stranded gondola in Venice. (AP)
A stranded gondola in Venice. (AP)
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Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro. (Reuters)
The mayor said the flooding would leave “indelible marks” on the city, which is already threatened by climate change.
The Southern Poverty Law Center drew its report from a trove of more than 900 leaked emails that Miller sent to a Breitbart writer between 2015 and 2016.
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