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Lawyers cleared Ukraine-aid wording before Trump-Zelensky call: emails


Added 01-22-20 02:18:02am EST - “White House budget office documents show lawyers approved language delaying Ukraine aid the night before President Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. An email written by caree?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Lawyers cleared Ukraine-aid wording before Trump-Zelensky call: emails”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

White House budget office documents show lawyers approved language delaying Ukraine aid the night before President Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

An email written by career budget official Mark Sandy, released with hundreds of other communications late Tuesday, says White House Office of Management and Budget lawyers approved language stalling the aid on the night of July 24.

The email indicates the hold was planned before the call, providing a counterpoint to Democrats who allege the Pentagon was notified after the conversation between the leaders.

At 9 a.m. on July 25, three minutes before the half-hour call, Mike Duffey, a political appointee at the budget office, wrote to Sandy: “Mark — did GC send the footnote?”

“OGC sent it last night,” Sandy responded at 9:19 a.m., referring to the agency’s office of general counsel.

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