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Read the full transcript of top diplomat Bill Taylor's impeachment testimony

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By NBC News  with NBC News Politics
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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.   -   Copyright  Olivier Douliery AFP - Getty Images

House impeachment investigatorson Wednesday released the transcript of testimony that Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, gave last month behind closed doors.

In his opening statement,Taylor told members of Congress that President Donald Trump directed officials to tie foreign aid to his demands that Ukraine open an investigation into the Biden family and the 2016 election.

Read the full text of his deposition below:

Bill Taylor testimony (PDF)
Bill Taylor testimony (Text)