Trump-Ukraine Call Was Anything but “Routine,” Texts Show

Kurt Volker, center, a former special envoy to Ukraine, is escorted as he leaves a closed-door interview with House investigators at the Capitol, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Screenshot_2019-10-05 The Intercept.png

Republican talking points have focused on denying that there was an explicit quid pro quo in Trump’s phone call, even though the White House readout has him saying, “The United States has been very, very good for Ukraine. I wouldn’t say that it’s reciprocal necessarily” and asking for a “favor.” But Taylor’s texts indicate that, as the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, he interpreted Trump’s message as an invitation to trade a politically motivated investigation for U.S. assistance and a White House visit.

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