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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:50 PM

Even more potential trouble for Trump

“GAO reviewing Trump hold on Ukraine military aid”

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is looking into the Trump administration's hold on nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine to see if the freeze, which is at the center of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, violated appropriations law.

Lawmakers are investigating whether or not Trump used the hold on the congressionally approved aid as leverage in an attempt to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly announce that he would investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

A spokesman for the GAO, Congress's top nonpartisan watchdog, confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it is also looking into the administration's actions on the funds for Kiev.

Trump has repeatedly stated that the release of the aid to Ukraine was not conditional, citing concerns about corruption inside the Ukrainian government as the reason.

However, the Defense Department had reportedly already confirmed that Ukraine was meeting expectations when it came to implementing counter-corruption measures.

Concerns were raised by the Pentagon, which conducted its own legal review of the freeze, that if the aid wasn't released by the end of September, the end of the fiscal year, it could expire.

Rachel Semmel, a spokeswoman for the Office of Management and Budget, told the Journal that the administration followed the correct procedures in holding the aid.
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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/469488-government-accountability-office-to-review-ukraine-aid-hold

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Reply Even more potential trouble for Trump (Original post)
jh4freedom Nov 7 OP
oldenuff35 Nov 7 #1
okletstalk Nov 7 #3
Charlie Mike Nov 7 #12
batcat Nov 7 #16
bfox74 Nov 7 #23
jh4freedom Nov 7 #5
nolidad Nov 7 #7
Carlos W Bush Nov 7 #10
D26-15 Nov 7 #2
kevlar Nov 7 #4
jh4freedom Nov 7 #6
nolidad Nov 7 #8
jh4freedom Nov 7 #9
Nostrings Nov 7 #14
jh4freedom Nov 7 #17
Nostrings Nov 7 #18
kevlar Nov 7 #19
HermantownHawk Nov 7 #15
bfox74 Nov 7 #24
kevlar Nov 7 #13
jh4freedom Nov 7 #20
kevlar Nov 7 #22
rahtruelies Nov 7 #11
jh4freedom Nov 7 #21

Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:01 PM

1. Trump is used to getting more lies told about him from the left anymore.

Next you will be claiming that "SPRING COULD CAUSE TRUMP POTENTIAL TROUBLE" because it will be getting warmer and the warm weather makes it easier for liars to make up better lies.

The COUP the left is trying to pull off will not end until the courts send some of them to prison.

The left is in a panic because there is a Grand Jury inditing some of those responsible, right now, as I type.

You can damn well bet that those indictments will not be against Trump and crew.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:09 PM

3. You really believe that whole "coup" conspiracy thing?

All those people in on it and nobody leaked a word?

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Response to okletstalk (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:15 PM

12. You mean besides Brennan, Zaid, and the NYT openly talking about it?

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Response to okletstalk (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:24 PM

16. They didnt leak a word they texted the words.

A blind man could see there was an attempt to stage a soft coup on Trump and it goes on today.

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Response to okletstalk (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:28 PM

23. Um, even the so-called whistleblower's lawyer called it a coup.

Please try to keep up.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:30 PM

5. I think you might be forgetting

That Grand Juries indicted Trump’s National Security Advisor, his campaign chairman and his personal attorney.
The National Security Advisor pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing on December 18th, the campaign chairman and the personal attorney are in federal prisons.

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:35 PM

7. And you are forgetting

that all that legal stuff has nothing to do with russian collusion or the new hoax of a quid pro quo!

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:18 PM

10. Trump only surrounds himself with the best.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:08 PM

2. Oh no, not more.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:24 PM

4. We have been hearing this since

November 2016.

It's all been lefty bullshit.

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Response to kevlar (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:33 PM

6. Youve been hearing that the GAO is investigating the release of appropriated funds

for Ukraine’s defense since November, 2016?
Good ears!

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:37 PM

8. Nov. 2016?

So someone is finally investigating Obama?

But a president has the right to delay releasing funds as he is the President! Just as long as there is no date specific clause in the law (if it was a law)

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Response to nolidad (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:12 PM

9. And the House of Representatives has the right to impeach a president

For whatever reason a majority of members believe to be a high crime or a misdemeanor.
Article I, Sec 2, Clause 5: “The House of Representatives shall .have the sole power of impeachment.”

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:03 PM

14. Incorrect, Jh. The house of representatives has no rights. It has powers.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:27 PM

17. Playing word games

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:28 PM

18. I hope that is a confession, because rights and powers are OPPOSITES.

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:30 PM

19. That is your bread and butter.

In order to deceive.

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:04 PM

15. The Majority......

.....is still upset about the results of November 2016 and desperate for November 2020.

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:29 PM

24. You got a crime for that impeachment yet?

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:54 PM

13. Playing obtuse don't work.

I've been hearing lies from lefty for years.

Little lies, big lies, lies of omission.

I am glad you find it amusing.

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Response to kevlar (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:32 PM

20. Dont take my word for it.

Read for yourself:
“GAO reviewing Trump hold on Ukraine military aid”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/469488-government-accountability-office-to-review-ukraine-aid-hold

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Response to jh4freedom (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:21 PM

22. The Hill

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:35 PM

11. fauxnews alert

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:32 PM

21. Faux faux news alert

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