Senator Sen. Isakson and your Chief of Staff, Joan Kirchner Carr
Sen. Perdue and your COS, Megan Whittmore
I presume the headline hit you in your face? You know there is not a shred of evidence that Vladimir Putin has bribed you to betray the United States. Each of you resent, I presume, that someone with your history of being a person of good character, of being a loyal American, and of serving your country as best you can, could suddenly be confronted by a human being who has no qualms whatsoever of making scurrilous and unfounded accusations of what a rotten person you are.
Yesterday, October 22, 2019, career Foreign Service Officer William Taylor, former acting ambassador to Ukraine, testified to a Congressional committee that President Trump had withheld desperately needed military aid from Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to grant him political favors that would benefit Trump’s reelection campaign. He provided, in short, the smoking gun evidence that Trump has, in fact, bartered for a quid pro quo—contradicting Trump and his minions’ claim that there was no quid pro quo.
Taylor is a West Point graduate who served as an infantry officer in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam and later in Germany. He’s held several sensitive and important State Department postings.
President George W. Bush nominated him to be the ambassador to Ukraine in 2006, and he swerved until 2009.
He once worked for then-Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) and served as executive vice president of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
President Trump brought him back in June 2019 to be chargé d’affaires in Kiev after Trump fired the previous ambassador, also a career Foreign Service Officer because she would not go along with his criminal acts.
William Taylor’s career has been one of unimpeachable integrity.
Here is the official White House statement issued in response to Taylor’s testimony: “President Trump has done nothing wrong — this is a coordinated smear campaign from far-left lawmakers and radical unelected bureaucrats waging war on the Constitution. There was no quid pro quo.”
I want to make a statement and ask if you agree or disagree. Statement:
“President Trump calling William Taylor a ‘radical unelected bureaucrat’ is the equivalent of someone labeling Johnny Isakson, Joan Carr, David Perdue, or Megan Whittmore a paid agent of Vladimir Putin.”
Question to Johnny Isakson, Joan Carr, David Perdue, and Megan Whittmore:
Do you agree or disagree with that statement?