White House denounces ‘smear campaign’ against Trump

Acting US ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the US House of Representatives impeachment inquiry in Washington October 22, 2019. — Reuters pic
Acting US ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the US House of Representatives impeachment inquiry in Washington October 22, 2019. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 — The White House rejected damning testimony yesterday from a US diplomat in Donald Trump’s impeachment probe as part of a “smear campaign” from the far left of the Democratic Party.

Stunning congressional testimony by Bill Taylor appeared to confirm allegations that Trump abused his office by conditioning foreign aid to Ukraine on its leader interfering on Trump’s behalf in the 2020 election.

“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,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. — AFP

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