Emails Show Discussion Of Withholding Ukraine Aid After Trump Call | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/23/2019

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On the day of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s leader, a White House budget official sent an email urging budget and pentagon aides to “please hold off” on sending the aid “pending direction,” newly released emails show. The Trump administration pushed back, saying there’s “nothi...



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In a search for impeachment evidence, senate democrats seized upon newly released documents. This email is explosive, a top administration official one that we requested is saying. Stop the aide that email discussed the suspension of military aid to ukraine, part of 146 heavily redacted pages obtained by the center for public integrity, written on that same july day, when president trump raised th ...
issue of a favor to ukraine's president solinsky seeking an investigation of The biden's just 90 minutes after that call that prompted impeachment. It was a great one. Not just a good car was a perfect call. Everybody said it was perfect: a white house budget official sent an email, purging budget and pentagon aides toplease hold off sending to ukraine. Nearly 400 million dollars of us aid approved by congress pending direction, michael duffy, adds given the sensitive nature of the request. I appreciate your keeping that information closely held to those who need to know senator amy klobuchar questioning why the secrecy? What a great question? That'S a question i want to have answered, but today administration officials push back, there's nothing new in these emails about the timing truly chuck. There was a lot of emails and back-and-forth exchanges about timing. This the aim was released. The white house budget office says the military hold was announced internally a week earlier july 18th, a spokesperson telling nbc news to pull a lineout of one email and fail to address the context is misleading and inaccurate and kelly's with us. Now, how would these emails potentially be included in a senate trial? Well, kate democrats argue it should, because it shows that there are other officials with knowledge of the when and how behind withholding ukraine aid, who could be called to testify as witnesses, but republicans counter that it is not the senate's job to do new investigating after the House has already voted to impeach, so the stalemate about what kind of trial continues: hey nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videosover here to watch.

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