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    Default GAO releases finding: TRUMP broke the law withholding Ukrain funds

    BREAKING: Is that important? Yep. This is official.

    Add another article of impeachment.


    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/fed...g-ukraine-aid/

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    Given that every single poster on this board knows intuitively how sleazy Donald Trump is; how we all know he has lived a generally ethics-free life, this sounds totally believable to us all.

    Parnas: Trump threatened to withhold more than just military aid to Ukraine

    Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas alleged in an interview Wednesday that President Trump threatened to withhold more than just military aid from Ukraine.

    Parnas unleashed a slew of new accusations against the president, including that he, as a representative of Trump, gave Ukrainian officials a “very harsh message” that the U.S. would cut off all aid to the country if it did not announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

    “The message was it wasn’t just military aid. It was all aid,” he told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “Basically, the relationship would be sour. We would stop giving them any kind of aid.”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...n-just-ukraine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Given that every single poster on this board knows intuitively how sleazy Donald Trump is; how we all know he has lived a generally ethics-free life, this sounds totally believable to us all.
    You were stupid enough to think Obama was qualified based solely on his skin color, you'd believe anything. You likely thought Hillary would win, too.

    0-2 now, boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Given that every single poster on this board knows intuitively how sleazy Donald Trump is; how we all know he has lived a generally ethics-free life, this sounds totally believable to us all.
    We continue to look at the tip of an iceberg. Who knows just how much more incriminating evidence will surface in the coming weeks and months. This administration is totally corrupt from head to toe.They are capable of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    We continue to look at the tip of an iceberg. Who knows just how much more incriminating evidence will surface in the coming weeks and months. This administration is totally corrupt from head to toe.They are capable of anything.
    Listen to some chilling investigative reporting...

    https://gaslitnation.libsyn.com/lock...ctual-criminal
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    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    We continue to look at the tip of an iceberg. Who knows just how much more incriminating evidence will surface in the coming weeks and months. This administration is totally corrupt from head to toe.They are capable of anything.
    Too right you are

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    All along our Reichwing friends have been screeching that the impeachment is a hoax and that TRE45ON didn't break any laws/commit any crimes. Oops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    BREAKING: Is that important? Yep. This is official.

    Add another article of impeachment.


    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/fed...g-ukraine-aid/
    Really? Where does it say that in the law? Since the funds were released weeks before the deadline there is nothing wrong.

    My understanding is that Congress mandated the Whitehouse to vet foreign aid packages before releasing the money. That is what they were doing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    BREAKING: Is that important? Yep. This is official.

    Add another article of impeachment.


    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/fed...g-ukraine-aid/
    Did they site the law or statute that was violated?

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    Trump gave Ukraine every penny of aid it was promised - and all within the time prescribed by the law.

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    “Gene L. Dodaro became the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on December 22, 2010, when he was confirmed by the United States Senate. He was nominated by President Obama


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    Quote Originally Posted by volsrock View Post
    Really? Where does it say that in the law? Since the funds were released weeks before the deadline there is nothing wrong.

    My understanding is that Congress mandated the Whitehouse to vet foreign aid packages before releasing the money. That is what they were doing.
    Quote Originally Posted by volsrock View Post
    Did they site the law or statute that was violated?
    From the OP linked article:

    At issue is a federal law known as the Impoundment Control Act, which requires executive agencies to spend money that Congress has appropriated. The GAO report concludes that the OMB “withheld funds for a policy reason,” which is not a legal reason to do so.

    “Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA)” the GAO said.

    Trump and his associates attempted to use the delay in military funds to coerce Ukraine’s president into issuing a public statement that his country was “investigating” former Vice President Joe Biden’s family — a scheme that has formed the basis of his impeachment.
    Everybody knows this is all true.

    All the shameless denial, obfuscation and willful ignorance of Trump's sycophant base will not change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volsrock View Post
    Trump gave Ukraine every penny of aid it was promised - and all within the time prescribed by the law.
    Only after and because he got caught!!!!

    If any average citizen attempted to break a law then stopped short after he got caught, he'd still face prosecution as a criminal.

    Attempting to commit a crime is a CRIME.

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    The GAO finds multpile things wrong with each admin including obamas and the only thing that happens is administrative processes are changed.
    is on twitter @realtsuke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Only after and because he got caught!!!!

    If any average citizen attempted to break a law then stopped short after he got caught, he'd still face prosecution as a criminal.

    Attempting to commit a crime is a CRIME.
    Administrative opinion versus judicial law.



    Wake me up when a court concludes it’s a violation.

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