White House Budget Official Questioned Hold on Ukraine Aid

A White House Office of Management and Budget official privately testified that he raised questions over President Donald Trump’s hold on Ukraine aid before being replaced with a political appointee in late July.

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House Committee Blasts White House Agency for Ukraine Funds Abuse

Nearly two months after a Democratic-led House committee initiated an investigation into the White House Office of Management and Budget’s hold-up of security assistance to Ukraine, the panel reported the documents they received show a pattern of abuse in the apportionment process.

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Mystery Grows Over Trump Administration Hold on Lebanon Aid

The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an assertion of executive control of foreign aid that is similar to the delay in support for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

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Border Wall, Impeachment Battle Imperil Budget Progress

The Senate passed a long-overdue, $209 billion bundle of bipartisan spending bills Thursday, but a bitter fight over funding demanded by President Donald Trump for border fencing continues to imperil broader Capitol Hill efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of annual Cabinet agency budgets.

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Mulvaney Says Ukraine Aid Was Tied to Push for Probe

In a stunning pair of press conference reveals Thursday, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said next year’s G-7 summit will be held at President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Miami and confirmed that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to solicit an investigation.

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