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    Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.

    The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Office of Management and Budget broke the law in holding up the aid, which Congress passed less than a year ago, saying “the President is not vested with the power to ignore or amend any such duly enacted law.”
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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.

    The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Office of Management and Budget broke the law in holding up the aid, which Congress passed less than a year ago, saying “the President is not vested with the power to ignore or amend any such duly enacted law.”
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    It's sickening that Trump will likely get a pass on being a tyrant.


    The GAO appears to be wrong.

    OMB says there was 'legal consensus' on withholding Ukraine aid

    Rachel Semmel, a spokesperson for the Office of Management and Budget, said Monday that the administration followed "routine practices and procedures" in putting a hold on hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine.

    To be clear, there was a legal consensus at every step of the way that the money could be withheld in order to conduct the policy review," Semmel said. "OMB works closely with agencies on executing the budget. Routine practices and procedures were followed.”
    OMB says there was '''legal consensus''' on withholding Ukraine aid

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Quote Originally Posted by Piglet View Post
    “To be clear, there was a legal consensus at every step of the way that the money could be withheld in order to conduct the policy review," Semmel said. "OMB works closely with agencies on executing the budget. Routine practices and procedures were followed.”
    There was no policy review. He's lying.

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Quote Originally Posted by Piglet View Post
    How does this "legal consensus" square with the emails showing the pentagon's legal concerns over withholding the funding?

    Exclusive: Unredacted Ukraine Documents Reveal Extent of Pentagon’s Legal Concerns - Just Security

    Why would you trust the OMB to clear themselves in this matter?

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTex View Post
    How does this "legal consensus" square with the emails showing the pentagon's legal concerns over withholding the funding?

    Exclusive: Unredacted Ukraine Documents Reveal Extent of Pentagon’s Legal Concerns - Just Security

    Why would you trust the OMB to clear themselves in this matter?
    There's no such thing as US Hunter Biden policy. So there can be no such thing as a policy review.

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    I love that republicans including Rush and Sean scramed that Obama was a dirty Chicago politician and now we have a real Chicago like mafia boss in the White House and they will defend him to their deaths.

    Trump's supporters have no shame.

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.

    The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Office of Management and Budget broke the law in holding up the aid, which Congress passed less than a year ago, saying “the President is not vested with the power to ignore or amend any such duly enacted law.”
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    It's sickening that Trump will likely get a pass on being a tyrant.
    Even though the Gov't Accountability office is non-partisan.. watch the trumpee's scream about them being all "angry democrats" or the "deep state"!
    "It certainly doesn't have to be a crime. If you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need a technical crime." - Alan Dershowitz, 1998 re: Clinton.

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Obama got a pass, too. Yawn.

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There was no policy review. He's lying.
    "She."

    And, she said it long before the GAO came up with his story.

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    Re: Watchdog: WH violated law by freezng Ukraine aid

    Quote Originally Posted by Piglet View Post
    "She."

    And, she said it long before the GAO came up with his story.

    There's no such thing as US Hunter Biden policy.

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