A Congressional Watchdog Group Just Launched An Investigation Into Trump Withholding Aid From Ukraine
A new report revealed on Thursday that the Government Accountability Office has launched an investigation into the Trump administration for withholding $400 million in aid to Ukraine.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the probe started after Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) asked U.S. comptroller general Gene Dadaro last week if the administration’s failure to inform Congress about the hold violated appropriations law.
Rachel Semmel, the spokesperson for the Office of Management and Budget, said there was nothing improper about the White House’s handling of the Ukraine aid.
“As has been well documented, we fully complied with the law and decades of precedent with respect to these funds. Congress is notified if the Administration intends to rescind, defer, reprogram, or transfer funding, but in this case none of those things occurred and the funding was obligated as planned,” she told the Wall Street Journal.
Read the entire report HERE.