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Trump impeachment: CNN host interrupts senior Republican to correct president's false claims on Ukraine aid


Added 11-11-19 04:11:02am EST - “CNN host Jake Tapper interrupted a senior Republican to correct him as he repeated a false claim by Donald Trump about European aid to Ukraine.Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate homeland security committee, cited…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Trump impeachment: CNN host interrupts senior Republican to correct president's false claims on Ukraine aid”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CNN host Jake Tapper interrupted a senior Republican to correct him as he repeated a false claim by Donald Trump about European aid to Ukraine.

Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate homeland security committee, cited the president's claim that he had withheld almost $400 million in military assistance because he was concerned that the EU was not doing enough.

Mr Trump has given various reasons for withholding the aid, including that he was concerned about corruption in the former Soviet state.

However, figures suggest that Europe has been giving more financial support to Ukraine in its battle against Russian-backed separatists than the United States.

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Mr Johnson said the president had held up aid because of concerns about corruption in Ukraine.

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