Day: November 9, 2019

Report: State Department found White House had no legal ground to block Ukraine aid

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State Department lawyers found President Trump and the White House Office of Management and Budget had no legal ground to block the department sending military aid to Ukraine , Bloomberg reports . What’s happening: The State Department “quietly authorized releasing $141 million” of the approximately $400 million withheld by the White House several days before Sept. 11 — the date Trump says he released the funds, per Bloomberg.

Source: Report: State Department found White House had no legal ground to block Ukraine aid