Ukraine Aid Was Released After Federal Lawyers Said Trump Freeze Was Illegal

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Trump has claimed he released the aid September 11. But five sources told Bloomberg that

$141 million of the money was actually authorized to be released several days earlier after lawyers determined that the White House Office of Management and Budget and, therefore, the president, 

had no legal standing to block the funds.

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…an edited summary of President Donald Trump’s call BUT NOT A TRANSCRIPT.

The document, which reads like a transcript, was widely expected to cast the president’s behavior in a more flattering light.

It did not. 

If anything, it’s more evidence for the worst-case scenario: That President Trump was conditioning military aid to Ukraine on the country’s willingness to investigate his domestic political enemies.

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