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The US Congress has the “Power of the Purse” so it was illegal for Trump to withhold aid which had been allocated by the US Congress: “On July 25, 2019, OMB issued the first of nine apportionment schedules with footnotes withholding USAI funds from obligation… OMB violated the ICA when it withheld DOD’s USAI funds from obligation for policy reasons. This impoundment of budget authority was not a programmatic delay.” https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/703909.pdf

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Trump used that Europe wasn’t giving aid to Ukraine as an excuse to withhold aid! This nonsense only makes sense as Putin’s lover-boy and/or shaking down (extorting) Ukraine’s president: “Trump confirmed he told his staff to withhold $400 million in aid to Ukraine days before the July call. Democrats want to know whether Trump pressured Zelenskiy into investigating Biden, knowing the Ukrainian government badly wanted the U.S. aid. “I’d withhold again and I’ll continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine,” Trump told VOA’s Spanish Service.” (Herman-Gypson-VOA News)

What an embarrassment! Why oh why did the United States allow Trump’s mother to immigrate in 1930, during the Great Depression, when unemployment was already 10% and rising and rich Americans were committing suicide and the poor starving. Why did we take the Trumps who wanted to live in Germany but the Germans didn’t…

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