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Bill Taylor dismisses Ukraine conspiracy theories: ‘No one took it seriously’

Bill Taylor dismisses Ukraine conspiracy theories: ‘No one took it seriously’

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://thehill.com/policy/international/europe/483383-bill-taylor-dismisses-ukraine-conspiracy-theories-no-one-took-it) reduced by 62%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Former top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine Bill Taylor said in an interview Sunday that no one at the American Embassy in Kyiv gave any credence to conspiracy theories that Ukraine, and not Russia, actually interfered in the 2016 election.

    > Taylor told CBS's "60 Minutes" that the State Department had not directed him to investigate the rumors that Ukraine intervened because "No one took it seriously." He added that he was frustrated that 's personal lawyer was pushing for investigations that were not official U.S. policy.

    > Taylor, who officially left the embassy in Kyiv last month after testifying in Trump's impeachment trial, indicated it was Russian that pushed the theories about the DNC's computer server being physically in Ukraine.

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  2. Trump: I did!

    Taylor: No one, who matters, took it seriously.

  3. I wish it wasn’t considered “bias” to acknowledge that Republicans lie.

  4. >Trump and Giuliani have both asked Ukrainian officials to investigate theories about Ukrainian interference and the alleged DNC server, including during the president’s now-infamous phone call with the leader of Ukraine last summer.

    So did they want Ukraine to *actually* investigate or only to *announce* an investigation? Or both?

    I was under the impression that Trump only wanted Ukraine to make a public announcement about the investigation (so he could then exploit it for political purposes) & that he didn’t at all care about whether an actual investigation would be conducted (presumably because he knew it would inevitably be totally fruitless). Did I miss something?

  5. Trump did.

    Because Russia told him to.

  6. That’s because it’s just more fake news, promotes by the president of the USA and Fox “News”

  7. They should have taken it seriously as evidence of Trump’s collusion with Putin.

  8. I wish this guy and all the other people who testified were more effective. It just feels like a waste of time now that Republicans basically blocked all witnesses.

  9. Thehill.com promoted those theories and now they profit from debunking them. bullshit

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