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Trump Administration Officials Worried Halt to Ukraine Aid Violated Spending Law


U.S. Department of DefenseBy R. Jeffrey Smith, Center for Public IntegrityWhen President Donald Trump ordered a halt to aid to Ukraine last summer, defense officials and diplomats worried first that it would undermine U.S. national security. Ukraine is, as some of them later testified before Congress, on the front lines of Russian aggression, and only robust American support would fend off aggressive Moscow meddling in the West. This worry eventually helped galvanize congressional support for one of the two impeachment articles approved by the House of Representatives on Dec. 18.But there was also a separate, less-noticed facet of the internal …read more

Source:: The Daily Beast

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