The Ukrainian government was made aware just a few days after the country’s President spoke with President Donald Trump on the phone that military aid was being held up purposefully, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
The new revelation undermines a defense that Trump supporters grasped hold of in the hours after Ambassador Bill Taylor’s bombshell testimony Tuesday: It couldn’t be a quid pro quo if Ukraine wasn’t aware security assistance was being withheld.
A Pentagon official reportedly discussed the issue directly with a Ukrainian official, the Times said.
The report cited interviews and documents the Times had obtained. The Ukrainians were made …read more