Rep. Jim Jordan absolutely destroyed William Taylor on Wednesday over his lack of firsthand knowledge and being the “star witness” in the impeachment hearings.
Jim Jordan, a key ally of President Trump, repeatedly pressed Taylor on his lack of firsthand knowledge of several of the relevant Ukraine conversations, scoffing at the idea that he represents a star witness on impeachment.
“I don’t consider myself a star witness for anything,” Taylor said in response.
“They do,” Jordan responded, indicating the Democratic majority on the committee.
“I’m responding to your questions. I’m not here to take one side or the other or advocate any particular outcome,” Taylor responded. “My understanding is only coming from people I talked to.”
At one point, Jordan told Taylor “I’ve seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this back and forth,” saying Taylor was describing “six people having four conversations in one sentence.”
Jim Jordan then noted that Taylor had met with President Zelensky three times during the period the aid was delayed, and that the connection between it and the announcement of investigations never came up.
“Three face-to-face meetings. It doesn’t come up. No linkage whatsoever,” Mr. Jordan said.
“This is what I can’t believe and you’re their star witness!” Mr. Jordan added. “I have seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this.”
When Taylor said his “clear understanding” was that the two were linked, Jordan responded “Your clear understanding was obviously wrong, because it didn’t happen… where did you get this clear understanding?”
Taylor said it was based on conversations with Sonland.