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WH Gave Trump-Appointed OMB Official Authority To Prolong Delay Of Ukraine Aid


The White House allowed a Trump-appointed official in the Office of Management and Budget to prolong withholding aid to Ukraine after career staff members at the OMB raised a stink about the legality of the move, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Trump maintains that he ordered the more than $400 million in military aid withheld from Ukraine only temporarily to try to force European countries to contribute more to Ukraine’s defense against Russia. However, in a now-infamous July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump explicitly asks for a political favor in exchange for the aid. That conversation has formed …read more

Source:: TPM

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