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New Memo Has White House Budget Office Defending Ukraine Aid Delay As Both Legal And Routine

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A new memo has come out that has the White House Budget Office defending the delay of Ukraine military aid as an action that was both legal and fairly routine. The memo denies the Democratic Party’s allegations that what President Trump did by withholding the aid was an irregular abuse of power.

In the memo, the budget office laid out the reasons for why the aid was delayed as part of their response to an inquiry made by the Government Accountability Office. The withholding of the aid and the reasons behind this particular action is at the core of the House impeachment inquiry.

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The aid delay was extended eight times throughout August and September before being released on Sept. 11 at the urging of Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). These delays, Paoletta wrote, were normal and fully within the authority of the White House.

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“For decades, OMB has routinely used its apportionment authority to prevent funds from being used,” Paoletta wrote in the memo. “Often, in managing appropriations, OMB must briefly pause an agency’s legal ability to spend those funds for a number of reasons, including to ensure that the funds are being spent efficiently, that they are being spent in accordance with statutory directives, or to assess how or whether funds should be used for a particular activity.”

Trump and his allies have maintained that they had concerns over corruption in Ukraine, and whether aid sent to the nation would be used properly. The president also expressed displeasure with the level of contribution to Ukraine from European countries.

The impeachment efforts of Trump hating Democrats have tried desperately, over and over again, to put emphasis on the potential dangers the withholding of Ukrainian military aid had on our national security and to also paint up the whole thing as a scheme concocted by Trump to try and dig up dirt on a political rival.

They have continued to state that Trump withheld the aid as a means of applying pressure to President Volodymyr Zelensky to make a public announcement about investigations about the potential abuse of power committed by former Vice President Joe Biden in order to protect his son.

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Elizabeth Warren Not Interested In Getting Involved In Sanders-Clinton Feud, Says ‘I’m Not Going There’

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Brand New Poll Reveals That A Plurality Of Americans On Board With Soleimani Killing

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Liberals all across the country displayed their true colors by coming out in support of a radical Islamic terrorist, one who killed an untold number of American soldiers and horribly oppressed his own people in Iran after President Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani. These folks despise the president so much that they took the side of a terrorist, strangely seeming to believe that their opinions on this would reflect the feelings of most Americans. A new poll proves that is totally not the case at all. In fact, a plurality of Americans support the president’s decision to take out Soleimani. Here’s more on the poll from The Washington Examiner: The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday found 41% of Americans approved of Trump authorizing Soleimani’s death while 30% of Americans opposed the authorization. While more Americans supported the killing than opposed it, 59% of Americans disapproved of Trump’s handling of foreign policy overall. The poll comes three weeks after the United States killed the Iranian terrorist leader. The strike came in response to Iranian-backed militias attacking the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. Trump described the killing as a “no bullshit” mission. Iran responded by firing over a dozen missiles at bases housing U.S. troops. The Iranian strikes injured 11 Americans but resulted in no deaths. Once again, this poll demonstrates that a lot of individuals in the Democratic Party are on the wrong side of an issue, led there by their own desire to see President Trump impeached and removed from office. In short, they have become so used to hating the president and attacking him over every move he makes that it has become their default reaction, even when he does something good, to criticize him and oppose him. Will this…

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