Category: Ukraine

OMB Official: Ukraine Aid Held Up Because Other Countries Weren’t Giving | Breitbart
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OMB Official: Ukraine Aid Held Up Because Other Countries Weren’t Giving | Breitbart

Mark Sandy, an official at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), testified earlier this month that he was told U.S. security assistance to Ukraine had been held up because of President Donald Trump’s concerns that other countries were not giving enough. The House Intelligence Committee released a transcript of Sandy’s closed-door deposition…

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Hill: Ukraine Insulted Candidate Trump and ‘Bet on the Wrong Horse’
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Hill: Ukraine Insulted Candidate Trump and ‘Bet on the Wrong Horse’

Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, said at the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing on Thursday that she understands Trump’s concern about Ukrainian efforts against him during the 2016 presidential campaign. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) began his questioning of Hill by repeating her earlier testimony that the idea that…

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Hill on Ukraine Backing Clinton in 2016: ‘They Bet on the Wrong Horse’
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Hill on Ukraine Backing Clinton in 2016: ‘They Bet on the Wrong Horse’

Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill testified Thursday as part of the impeachment inquiry that some Ukrainian officials made “ill-advised” statements against then-candidate Donald Trump and backed Hillary Clinton in 2016, validating the president’s skepticism towards the country. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) questioned Hill about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, suggesting that it…

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Vindman Says Ukraine Offered Him Defense Minister Post Three Times
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Vindman Says Ukraine Offered Him Defense Minister Post Three Times

National Security Council official Alexander Vindman testified Tuesday during the third public impeachment inquiry hearing that Ukraine’s then-head of National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Danylyuk offered him the position of defense minister three times. Vindman said one of the times came when he was visiting Ukraine for the newly-elected president’s inauguration in May. “At…

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Report: Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’ Had ‘Professional Relationship’ with 2020 Democrat
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Report: Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’ Had ‘Professional Relationship’ with 2020 Democrat

The intelligence community inspector general testified Friday to congressional investigators that the so-called “whistleblower” who mischaracterized President Donald Trump’s call with the leader of Ukraine had a previous “professional relationship” with a 2020 Democrat candidate, according to the Washington Examiner. “The IG said [the whistleblower] worked or had some type of professional relationship with one…

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Julián Castro on Ukraine Call: Trump Running a ‘Shadow Government’
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Julián Castro on Ukraine Call: Trump Running a ‘Shadow Government’

Appearing Saturday on CNN, flailing 2020 White House candidate Julián Castro claimed President Donald Trump’s July telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows he is operating a “shadow government.” WOLF BLITZER: Let’s talk about all the developments that are unfolding very rapidly right now. The now-former special U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, who resigned just…

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Carl Bernstein: Ukraine Whistleblower Story Has ‘Echoes of Watergate’
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Carl Bernstein: Ukraine Whistleblower Story Has ‘Echoes of Watergate’

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” network political analyst Carl Bernstein said if President Donald Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, it is echoed of “Watergate.” Bernstein said, “Well, I think the first thing is to find out exactly what has happened here. And if the reporting…

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