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Watchdog Group Says Trump Broke The Law By Withholding Aid From Ukraine

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The following article, Watchdog Group Says Trump Broke The Law By Withholding Aid From Ukraine, was first published on Flag And Cross.

The U.S. government’s congressional watchdog has determined that President Trump and his administration are guilty of breaking the law by withholding hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid from Ukraine during the summer of 2019.

The Government Accountability Office published a nine-page report on Thursday that concluded the Officer of Management and Budget violated the Impoundment Control Act when it refused to release $214 million set aside as aide to Ukraine.

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the independent legislative branch agency concluded. “The Office of Management and Budget withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act. The withholding was not a programmatic delay. Therefore, we conclude that the Office of Management and Budget violated the Impoundment Control Act.”

The determination comes the same day that the impeachment trial against President Trump related to allegations of abuse of power in Ukraine is set to kick off in the Senate.

“The Constitution grants the President no unilateral authority to withhold funds from obligation,” the Government Accountability Office said. “Instead, Congress has vested the President with strictly circumscribed authority to impound, or withhold, budget authority only in limited circumstances as expressly provided in the Impoundment Control Act.”

How much this information will impact the impeachment trial remains to be seen, but it’s definitely not going to make matters any easier for President Trump going forward.

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I wonder their position on Hillary’s emails, Bill’s Chinese reelection contributions, Quid Pro Joe’s threat to hold up air. etc?

jrhunt
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The first thing that all of us should do is reject anything and everything that the Democrats say period,I came to that conclusion many years ago,they lie about everything,nothing that ever came out of Obama’s mouth was ever true,he lied like we breath air,and you can bet he and George Soros are up to their eye balls in this scandal,Obama is a community organizer and that’s what he does,you can bet he is behind the scenes doing his dirty work as usual.

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Trump broke no laws,he is the sole authority on foreign policy,he has the right to stop foreign aide as he see’s fit,he can either delay it or withdraw foreign aide completely,so the House is trying to transpass on White House turf,he also has the responsibility to ask for an investigation from any Government we are making loans to,the democrats are depending on our ignorance to get their agenda accomplished,conservatives should be on Washingtons door step and making some demands of these crooked liberal criminals.

tom s
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And so therefore biden as VP broke the law when he threatened Ukraine of withholding the billion dollars of aid back when he was VP…… or is it different because he is a democrat???

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What Bullshit, watchdog group of POS leftist liars!

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