Jay Sekulow: Withholding Aid Has Always Been Practiced By Other Presidents Including Obama

‘It’s interesting to note that the Obama Administration withheld $585 million of promised aid to Egypt in 2013’

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SEKULOW: “So the made-up narrative that security assistance was conditioned on Ukraine taking some action on investigations is further disproved by the straightforward fact that the aid was delivered on September 11th, 2019 without Ukraine taking any action on any investigation. It’s interesting to note that the Obama Administration withheld $585 million of promised aid to Egypt in 2013 but the Administration’s public message was that the money was not officially on hold as technically it was not due until September 30th. The end of the fiscal year, so that they didn't have to disclose the halt to anyone. It sounds like this may be a practice of a number of administrations. In fact, to the President, this President has been concerned about how aid is being put forward. So there have been pauses on foreign aid in a variety of contexts. In September of 2019, the Administration announced that it was withholding over $100 million in aid to Afghanistan over concerns about government corruption.”

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