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WaPo: Trump Admin Withheld Restoration Of Ukraine’s Trade Privileges Along With Aid


The Trump administration’s United States Trade Representative reportedly withheld his recommendation to reinstate some of Ukraine’s trade privileges with the U.S. in late August, the same time when President Donald Trump had frozen military aid to Ukraine.

According to the Washington Post’s Thursday report, Robert E. Lighthizer was going to submit a report to President Donald Trump recommending that he restore some of Ukraine’s trade benefits until then-National Security Adviser John Bolton warned him not to.
An unnamed administration official told the Post that Bolton “intervened with Lighthizer to block it,” though the Post could not confirm whether Trump had ordered Bolton …read more

Source:: TPM

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