READ Transcript of testimony by top US diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor House Democrats on Wednesday released the transcript of William Taylors closed door testimony in the impeachment probe into . Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, was the first official to testify that a quid pro quo existed, with the Trump administration withholding Ukrainian military aid while requesting that Ukraine launch politically motivated investigations into interference in the 2016 election and former Vice President and his son Hunter. “That was my clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the President committed to pursue the investigation,” Taylor said in the testimony, referring to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Taylor is also scheduled to testify publicly next week, as the impeachment probe enters its next phase. Democrats are from the closed door phase of their probe in batches this week. Read Taylors full testimony transcript or below: The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202 628 8500 tel | 202 628 8503 fax The contents of this site are 2019 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.