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Star Witness

A deep dive into Bill Taylor's "explosive" opening statement in the House impeachment inquiry.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor arrives at the U.S. Capitol to testify before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees on Oct. 22, 2019.Olivier Douliery / AFP - Getty Images

In testimony on Tuesday, Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, described what he saw as a high-stakes decision by President Trump to withhold $391 million in aid to Ukraine. Dan De Luce, national security and global affairs reporter for the NBC News investigative unit, recounts Taylor’s opening statement and whether it support the theory of a “quid pro quo.”

And, NBC Justice Correspondent Pete Williams joins Steve Kornacki to answer a listener question on what happens if a witness lies to Congress.

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