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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:54 PM

Trump's Withholding Military Funds Sparks Fear Among Ukraine's Leaders

From about a week ago:

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2019-09-11/trumps-withholding-military-funds-sparks-fear-among-ukraines-leaders

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Ukraine's top leaders have become deeply concerned about President Donald Trump's yet unexplained decision to withhold a key form of military support as they face off against Russian aggression, fearing the move that has wrought intense scrutiny from Congress may signal a broader White House retreat.

"It does cause concern among top leadership in charge of national security," Orysia Lutsevych, manager of Chatham House's Ukraine Forum, says from Kyiv. Officials familiar with the situation in Ukraine have echoed the concerns but declined to speak publicly to avoid further inflaming the already precarious situation.

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The president's unilateral decision has provoked widespread concern and at times outrage on Capitol Hill. It prompted leaders in three House committees to announce Monday evening they plan to investigate whether it is at all designed to coerce Kyiv into cooperating with a politically motivated investigation orchestrated by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani has been looking into whether Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden pressured the government to end a probe into a company associated with his son a charge that has largely been discredited and is widely seen as an attempt to sow disinformation about the former vice president.

The latest controversy threatens to undermine Ukraine's already precarious security situation, as congressional officials warn Kyiv against any action that could raise suspicions it has succumbed to pressure to interfere in domestic American politics.

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kentuck Sep 19 OP
riversedge Sep 20 #1
Captain Zero Sep 20 #3
dweller Sep 20 #2

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 12:01 AM

1. I remember reading this. Greater minds than mine are saying this is Extorsion!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 12:25 AM

3. Extortion with OUR tax funds.

Usually an extortionist would at least be using his own money. Not Trump. He's extorting with money from the US Treasury.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 12:01 AM

2. clay feet ...

watch his orange ass
backpeddle ..

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