New evidence reveals White House stopped Ukraine aid shortly after Trump phone call

Washington, December 24 (RHC)-- The Pentagon has released new e-mails revealing how the White House budget office ordered the Pentagon to halt all military aid to Ukraine only 91 minutes after President Trump’s July 25th telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

The heavily redacted e-mails show senior budget official Michael Duffey telling Pentagon officials Trump had become personally interested in aid and had ordered the hold.  The e-mails were released after the Center for Public Integrity filed a Freedom of Information Act request. 

Over the weekend, Democratic lawmakers renewed demands for witnesses, including Michael Duffey, to testify at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. 
 

Edited by Ed Newman



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