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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:36 PM

In new legal memo, White House budget office defends withholding aid to Ukraine

Source: Washington Post

The White House budget office asserts in a new legal memo that it withheld military aid to Ukraine as a temporary move to study whether the spending complied with U.S. policy – and not as a political effort to block Congress’s spending decisions.

The office first began discussing the aid on June 19, the day President Trump learned of the aid from an article in the Washington Examiner and questioned the wisdom of the spending. That move sent aides scrambling, according to a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal conversations.

The Office of Management and Budget extended the temporary hold on the aid eight times in August and September, the last time being Sept. 10. Almost immediately after that hold, the money was released, according to the new memo, which was reviewed by The Washington Post.

The memo details the White House’s latest legal rationale for freezing foreign aid to Ukraine over the summer. OMB general counsel Mark Paoletta wrote the memo to respond to a request from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which had asked why the aid had been delayed.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/in-new-legal-memo-white-house-budget-office-defends-withholding-aid-to-ukraine/2019/12/11/0caa030e-1b95-11ea-826b-14ef38a0f45f_story.html



Another day, another lame excuse.

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Zorro Dec 11 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Dec 11 #1
BlueIdaho Dec 11 #2
PSPS Dec 11 #3
cstanleytech Dec 11 #4
Marcuse Dec 12 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 12 #6
sdfernando Dec 12 #7

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:41 PM

1. Yeah, run with that.

Cuz Donald Trump is so concerned with our safety. He could care less about being re-elected. Cough****bullshit****cough again.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:46 PM

2. Now the White House is insulting our intelligence.

This is, what, the third or forth rationale Fatso’s henchmen have run up the flagpole? I guess they think we are all functioning with the diminished capacity of their addlepated boss.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:38 PM

3. "Almost immediately after (they got caught,) the money was released" - Fixed.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:56 PM

4. In a new memo I just cleared myself of any crimes I might have done in the past few decades.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 12:56 AM

5. And the transcript was perfect.

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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:52 AM

6. And there won't be email trails that support this coverup memo. It's a lie, of course. . . . nt

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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 11:38 AM

7. Why does this scene come to mind when I read this?

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