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More On The Role Of OMB In Withholding Ukrainian Aid

by Jacques Singer-Emery, Margaret Taylor, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), announced on Twitter that he and Michael Duffy, an OMB political appointee, are refusing to be deposed by House committees pursuing an impeachment investigation. With this in the news, it is worth revisiting OMB’s delay in releasing nearly $400 million in foreign assistance to Ukraine.

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The Role Of OMB In Withholding Ukrainian Aid

by Jacques Singer-Emery, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

One of the most damning allegations in the whistleblower complaint is that President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son by withholding congressionally approved military aid. The amounts include $250 million from the Defense Department and $141 million from the State Department.