A White House Review Reportedly Shows Mick Mulvaney’s Office Tried to Justify Hold on Ukraine Aid After It Was Ordered
A review from the White House shows Mick Mulvaney’s office was trying to create justifications for the hold on Ukraine aid after it was ordered, according to a new report.
The Washington Post reported Sunday that a confidential review from White House’s Counsel Office triggered by the impeachment inquiry “turned up hundreds of documents that reveal extensive efforts to generate an after-the-fact justification” for President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up congressionally-approved aid to Ukraine.
The hold on aid is central to the inquiry as to whether Trump held up aid to force Ukraine to investigate his political opponents.
The office of White House Counsel Pat Cipollone oversaw the records review but the office did not respond to requests for comment. Mulvaney’s lawyer also declined to comment to the Washington Post.
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