MSNBC: Trump Ordered Hold on Military Aid Days Before Calling Ukrainian President

‘Congress is now investigating if the president froze the military aid as a way to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political rival’


BRZEZINSKI: "I’m so impressed with Mick Mulvaney. He's so powerful. I didn’t know the Chief of Staff had the power to withhold funds from Ukraine until the State Department got a handle in. Strange. New reporting overnight concerning the President and Ukraine. Three senior administration officials tell 'The Washington Post' that the President ordered his acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to hold back nearly $400 million in military aid to that country just days before the call in which Trump reportedly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden. That reporting has since been matched by 'The New York Times' and 'The Wall Street Journal.' According to 'The Post,' administration officials were instructed to tell lawmakers that the delays were part of an inter-agency process, but to give them no additional information. A pattern that continued for nearly two months until the White House released the funds on the night of September 11th. Congress is now investigating if the President froze the military aid as a way to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political rival. Well, the President denies that direct connection. He did connect the funding to corruption and then corruption to Joe Biden."

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