New texts show US diplomats arguing about Trump-Ukraine ‘quid pro quo’


IT’S TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. IT WILL BE IN THE LOVELY TOWN OF WESTERVILLE, OHIO. A NEW DEVELOPMENT NOW IN THE UKRAINE CONTROVERSY. FOX NEWS HAS OBTAINED NEVER BEFORE SEEN TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN U.S. DIPLOMATS ALLUDING TO THAT WITHHELD MILITARY AID. AND WE ARE SEEING REACTION COME IN TO THE FORMER UKRAINE ENVOYS APPARENTLY P WHICH ARE DUE JIM JORDAN MONTHS AGO, AND THERE IS MORE. TWO CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPOND MIKE EMANUEL IS LIFE WITH DETAILS. IS THE INTERVIEW STILL HAPPENING WITH THE INVESTOR?>>YES, GOOD AFTERNOON TO YOU. WE HAVE WOULDN’T AND DON’T LIKE OBTAINED INK OF THE TEXT MESSAGES THAT INVOLVE SOME OF THE KEY PLAYERS ON THE CANE. ONE OF THEM BEING KURT VOLKER, WAS AT THE TIME THE U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY TO UKRAINE. WILLIAM TAYLOR, TEMPORARY AMBASSADOR FOR THE U.S. AND UKRAINE, AND THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE EUROPEAN UNION. THE EXCHANGE STARTED ON SEPTEMBER 9TH, WHEN MICHAEL ATKINSON REVEALED THE EXISTENCE OF WHISTLE-BLOWER RELATED TO UKRAINE. IT SHOWS TAYLOR EXPRESSING CONCERN TO HIS COLLEAGUES. BILL TAYLOR: “AS I SIT ON THE PHONE, I THINK IT’S CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR HELP WITH A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN.” GORDON: “I BELIEVE YOU ARE INCORRECT ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INTENTIONS PAID THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CRYSTAL CLEAR, NO QUID PRO QUOS OF ANY KIND. THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO EVALUATE WHETHER UKRAINE IS TRULY GOING TO ADOPT THE TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS THAT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY PROMISE DURING THE CAMPAIGN. I SUGGEST WE STOP THE BACK AND FORTH BY TEXT.” THEN THE DISCUSSION WAS TAKEN OFF-LINE, AND LAWMAKERS ARE LIKELY LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS EXCHANGE RIGHT NOW WITH VOLKER BEHIND CLOSED DOORS HERE ON CAPITOL HILL. THERE’S ALSO A REFERENCE TO CONCERNS ABOUT AN INTERVIEW BEING GIVEN, BUT THE CONTEXT OF THAT IS UNCLEAR. BILL TAYLOR: “THE NIGHTMARE IS THEY GIVE US THE INTERVIEW I DON’T GIVE A SECURITY CLEARANCE. THE RUSSIANS LOVE IT, AND I QUIT. COUNTING ON YOU TO BE RIGHT ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW, GORDON.” GORDON: “I NEVER SAID I WAS RIGHT, I SAID I DON’T LIKE WE ARE WHERE YOU ARE AND BELIEVE YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED THE BEST PATHWAY FORWARD. LET’S HOPE IT WORKS.” WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO ALL THREE PLAYERS. VOLKER STILL BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ON CAPITOL HILL, AND WE WILL UPDATE THIS BREAKING STORY

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