In closed-door testimony, William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, implicated President Trump personally in an effort to withhold security aid until Ukraine's leader agreed to investigate the president's political rivals.

William Taylor, the United States' top diplomat in Ukraine, told impeachment investigators privately Tuesday that President Donald Trump held up vital security aid for the country and refused a White House meeting with Ukraine's leader until he agreed to make a public pledge to investigate Trump's political rivals.

In testimony built around careful notes he took during his tenure and delivered in defiance of State Department

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