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Senators In Both Parties Were Left In The Dark On Ukraine Aid Delay


Before a whistleblower’s complaint exposed President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign against the Ukrainian president, senators on both sides of the aisle were scratching their heads for months wondering why the congressionally-approved funds for Ukraine weren’t being provided.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters last Tuesday that he had “no idea what precipitated the delay” and that he “was was not given an explanation” from the Trump administration.
Several of his Senate colleagues in the Foreign Relations Committee were equally confused about Trump’s decision for months.
CNN reported on Monday that Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) had asked Trump …read more

Source:: TPM

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