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Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:15 PM

Breaking NYT - Trump knew of whistleblower complaint when he released Ukraine aid




Breaking via NYT: Trump had already been briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine when he unfroze military aid for the country in September, according to two people familiar with the matter. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/us/politics/trump-whistle-blower-complaint-ukraine.html


WASHINGTON — President Trump had already been briefed on a whistle-blower’s complaint about his dealings with Ukraine when he unfroze military aid for the country in September, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Lawyers from the White House counsel’s office told Mr. Trump in late August about the complaint, explaining that they were trying to determine whether they were legally required to give it to Congress, the people said.

The revelation could shed light on Mr. Trump’s thinking at two critical points under scrutiny by impeachment investigators: his decision in early September to release $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine and his denial to a key ambassador around the same time that there was a “quid pro quo” with Kyiv. Mr. Trump used the phrase before it had entered the public lexicon in the Ukraine affair.

New details also emerged on Tuesday about that decision to freeze the security assistance to Ukraine. An official from the White House budget office, Mark Sandy, testified that on July 12, he received an email from the office of the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, notifying him that Mr. Trump had directed that administration officials freeze Ukraine’s military aid.

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Reply Breaking NYT - Trump knew of whistleblower complaint when he released Ukraine aid (Original post)
Roland99 Nov 2019 OP
TruckFump Nov 2019 #1
triron Nov 2019 #2
BigmanPigman Nov 2019 #3
Roland99 Nov 2019 #5
MelissaB Nov 2019 #7
SKKY Nov 2019 #4
Roland99 Nov 2019 #9
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2019 #6
DesertRat Nov 2019 #8

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:18 PM

1. King Donald just doesn't give a damn, does he?

Gads, I cannot find the words anymore to describe what a POS he truly is.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:20 PM

2. Most of us had that already figured out I think.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:20 PM

3. I thought this was already common knowledge.

He released the money because he had learned about the info going to Congress. We knew this, right? Am I having a time-warp?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:23 PM

5. Confirming what we all surmised

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:32 PM

7. I thought so, too.



On edit:

I meant to reply to Bigman Pigman.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:23 PM

4. That's why he released the aid!!!!! He got caught!!!

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Response to SKKY (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:25 AM

9. Just like Schiff kept repeating over and over!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:27 PM

6. F I L T H

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:39 PM

8. k&r

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