Today was the first day of the public impeachment testimony. Up first was Bill Taylor, the acting Ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. After significant back and forth with members of both parties, Rep Val Demmings got to the true heart of the matter in a succinct 30 second exchange with both witnesses.
TAYLOR: I do not think so, ma'am.
DEMMINGS: Mr. Kent?
KENT: No he was not.
DEMMINGS: What interests do you believe he was he promoting, Mr. Kent?
KENT: I believe he was looking to dig up political dirt on against a potential rival in the next election cycle.
DEMMINGS: Ambassador Taylor? What interests do you believe he was promoting?
TAYLOR: I agree with Mr. Kent.
Wrapped up in nice little package with a bow on top.