Trump’s top diplomat in Ukraine said in a text message that it was ‘crazy’ to withhold aid in exchange ‘for help with a political campaign’

Kurt Volker, the US’s former special envoy to Ukraine, told Congress that President Donald Trump’s chief diplomat in Ukraine said it was “crazy” to withhold military aid in exchange for political favors.”I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” Bill Taylor, the US’s Chargés d’Affaires in Ukraine, said in a group text message with Volker and US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.Volker is the first current or former Trump administration official to testify to Congress as part of its formal impeachment inquiry into the president.The former diplomat’s testimony Thursday comes as Democratic lawmakers conduct a flurry of investigations into whether Trump used a July phone call with Ukraine’s president to pressure him to investigate former

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