Rep. Mike Turner: It’s Amazing That First Witnesses Have Never Had Any Contact With President Trump

Nov 13, 2019 | Press Team •

REP. MIKE TURNER: Thank you. Mr. Kent, Ambassador Taylor. Thank you for your service. I have a great deal of appreciation for your profession. You have very little direct contact with decision-makers, a tremendous amount of responsibility. And not a lot of authority to affect U.S. policy, bilateral engagements or multilateral engagements, you’re trying to shepherd through issues with our allies. One example of that, Ambassador Taylor, is that you testified in your prior testimony that you have not had any contact with the President of the United States. Is that correct? 

AMB. BILL TAYLOR: That’s correct, sir.

REP. TURNER: Mr. Taylor, Mr. Kent, have you had any contact with President of the United States?

MR. GEORGE KENT: I have not.

REP. TURNER: So not only, no conversations with the President of the United States about Ukraine. You’ve not had any contact with the President of the United States, correct?

AMB. TAYLOR: That’s correct.

REP. TURNER: Okay, so you both know that this impeachment inquiry is about the President of the United States, don’t you? I mean, the man that neither one of you have had any contact with, you’re the first up witnesses. I just find that a little amazing, that the first up, would be two people who have never had any contact with the President himself.