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Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes


Added 01-16-20 11:06:02am EST - “The Government Accountability Office opined on Thursday that the Trump administration's actions in the Ukraine affair went beyond the bounds of a law called the Impoundment Control Act.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An federal watchdog called the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report on Thursday about whether President Trump's actions in the Ukraine affair broke a budget law. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

An federal watchdog called the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report on Thursday about whether President Trump's actions in the Ukraine affair broke a budget law.

A federal watchdog concluded President Trump broke a law when he froze assistance funds for Ukraine last year, according to a report unveiled on Thursday.

Trump's decision to freeze military aid appropriated by Congress is at the heart of impeachment proceedings against the president that are shifting venues this week from the Democratically controlled House to the majority-Republican Senate.

Democratic lawmakers have accused Trump of abusing his office by withholding hundreds of millions in assistance in order to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.

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