A top Pentagon official resigned Wednesday at the request of Donald Trump after becoming indirectly tied to the Ukraine scandal that led to the US president’s impeachment.
John Rood, the Pentagon’s top policy official, certified that Ukraine had made sufficient reforms to be eligible to receive $250 million in military aide.
That undercut Trump’s argument that the funds had been withheld out of concern over corruption rather than to pressure Kiev to investigate his political rivals, as Democrats alleged.
No reason was given for the president’s request for Rood to resign, but it follows similar White House actions against national security officials who …read more
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