Bill Taylor corroborated many of the claims made by the whistleblower in his statement. These are the key parts.

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inquiry to a \”lynching,\” saying, \”that’s not the language I would use.\””,”descriptionText”:”House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) did not endorse President Donald Trump’s comparison of the impeachment inquiry to a \”lynching,\” saying, \”that’s not the language I would use.\””},{“title”:”Iowa voters react to impeachment inquiry”,”duration”:”02:19″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/10/22/iowa-voters-impeachment-inquiry-marquez-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/10/22/iowa-voters-impeachment-inquiry-marquez-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191022160557-iowa-swing-voters-impeachment-marquez-split-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/10/22/iowa-voters-impeachment-inquiry-marquez-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Miguel Marquez spoke with voters in Howard County, Iowa, and asked what they think of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Miguel Marquez spoke with voters in Howard County, Iowa, and asked what they think of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.”},{“title”:”CNN panelist: I rarely agree with Trump but he has a point”,”duration”:”01:04″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/10/22/anonymous-trump-official-book-panel-reaction-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/10/22/anonymous-trump-official-book-panel-reaction-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191022152051-lead-1-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/10/22/anonymous-trump-official-book-panel-reaction-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses a new book about President Donald Trump titled \”A Warning\” by an anonymous senior Trump official. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses a new book 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\”vowed to thwart\” Trump is releasing a tell-all book about the Trump administration called \”A Warning.\” CNN’s Jake Tapper reports. “},{“title”:”US defense chief: We didn’t sign up to defend Kurds from NATO ally”,”duration”:”01:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/10/22/mark-esper-kurds-turkey-syria-amanpour-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/10/22/mark-esper-kurds-turkey-syria-amanpour-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191022144818-mark-esper-amanpour-10222019-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/10/22/mark-esper-kurds-turkey-syria-amanpour-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the US partnered with the Kurds to fight ISIS and not to defend them from Turkey.”,”descriptionText”:”US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the US partnered with the Kurds to fight ISIS and not to defend them from Turkey.”},{“title”:”Lindsey Graham doubles down on Trump’s ‘lynching’ remark”,”duration”:”02:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/10/22/lindsey-graham-lynching-response-trump-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/10/22/lindsey-graham-lynching-response-trump-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191022132157-graham-on-lynching-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/10/22/lindsey-graham-lynching-response-trump-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) echoes President Donald Trump’s racially-charged term to describe the impeachment inquiry, calling the process a \”lynching.\””,”descriptionText”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) echoes President Donald Trump’s racially-charged term to describe the impeachment inquiry, calling the process a \”lynching.\””},{“title”:”Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall”,”duration”:”00:49″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/10/22/jimmy-carter-fall-hospitalized-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/10/22/jimmy-carter-fall-hospitalized-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190628122509-jimmy-carter-file-09302018-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/10/22/jimmy-carter-fall-hospitalized-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Former President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to the hospital after falling in his home in Plains, Georgia. Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, Deanna Congileo, director of communications for the Carter Center, said in a statement.”,”descriptionText”:”Former President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to the hospital after falling in his home in Plains, Georgia. Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, Deanna Congileo, director of communications for the Carter Center, said in a statement.”},{“title”:”Clyburn: 1 word no president should apply to himself”,”duration”:”01:42″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2019/10/22/james-clyburn-trump-lynching-newday-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2019/10/22/james-clyburn-trump-lynching-newday-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191022090421-james-clyburn-10222019-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2019/10/22/james-clyburn-trump-lynching-newday-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) reacts to President Donald Trump’s tweet calling the impeachment inquiry into him a \”lynching.\” “,”descriptionText”:”Rep. 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