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President Trump Never Impounded Even One Dollar from Ukraine Aid
American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2019 | Ren Jander

Posted on 11/20/2019 7:08:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Volodymyr Zelensky was wiping his face from the crumbs of a 125-million-dollar meal, fed to him by the Pentagon between March and July of 2019, when he spoke to President Trump on July 25.

The president needs better legal counsel, as do the American people.  The current impeachment illusion is based on a pandemic mirage.  The nation has been hypnotized to believe that $391.5 million for Ukraine was held back, frozen, slow-walked, canceled, or subject to a nefarious threat by Trump.  Wake up, America.  Every penny of Ukraine monetary aid, the alleged carrot dangled before Zelensky, was spent on time, according to law, before, during, and after the July 25 call.  

The Department of Defense certified Ukraine reforms in a May 23, 2019 letter from John C. Rood to Congress, but this certification was only necessary to release the second $125-million tranche.  Read the letter.  The tables therein refer to that $125 million as "Tranche 2."  So what happened to the first $125 million?  It was already spent on Ukraine before the July 25 phone call with Zelensky.

On February 28, Rood wrote to Congress about the first $125 million.  He informed Congress the Pentagon was going ahead with this money for Ukraine.  It was spent by July to defend Ukraine from Russian aggression.  This is the real reason why neither Zelensky nor any other Ukraine official knew that assistance was "held up."  The money was flowing freely to them, never subject to nefarious Trump subterfuge.  How do I know this?  It's hiding in plain sight.

The Wall Street Journal published the following report by James Marson on March 11, 2019:

The U.S. is channeling support to Ukraine's navy to help counter Russian efforts to choke its neighbor's economy and destabilize its pro-Western government by blocking access to ports.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aid; impeachment; ukraine

1 posted on 11/20/2019 7:08:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
See the actual break down of how the first $125 million was spent in a fact sheet graphic posted at from their July 2019 edition of "In Focus."  It confirms that the first $125 million was already "provided" by July, and it also mentions the second $125-million tranche:

The $125 million in aid listed above is only half of the DoD's intended $250 million in security aid for FY19.

2 posted on 11/20/2019 7:09:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: SeekAndFind

They need Trump GONE.

I don’t care if this doesn’t work, then it will be something else

And something else.

They are treating him like John Gotti.

Unlimited funds and resources and a chamber of congress to throw at him.

Taking back the house has become very important.

3 posted on 11/20/2019 7:12:15 AM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: SeekAndFind; Army Air Corps
To the Deep State, there is nothing more important than making sure the ATM of the Bank of Taxpayers USA is open and working and ready for anyone to use and get money from.


4 posted on 11/20/2019 7:12:52 AM PST by KC_Lion
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To: SeekAndFind
The whistle leaker (ERIC CIARAMELLA, That's right, I said it) got it wrong, too.  The Sept. 27, 2019 AP article also states:

The whistleblower has said that Trump in July had issued an order to suspend the delivery of $250 million in Pentagon aid and $141 million is State Department funds but that the White House had not given an explanation.

Bunk.  Half of the $250 million was spent by July.  Trump did not withhold "nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine."  He had no unilateral executive mechanism available to cut, defer, or threaten the same.  Those mechanisms change "budget authority."  Doing so without congressional approval is unconstitutional.  Trump knows this, because the GAO informed him back on September 10, 2018. 

This is how they do it, folks.  Hysteria begins from an anonymous whistle leaker with bogus facts that drive the narrative, until the story takes on a life of its own, and it's too late to put the genie back in the bottle.    

5 posted on 11/20/2019 7:13:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: All

Holding back American taxpayer foreign aid to corrupt 3rd world s’holes is one of the reasons I voted for DJT.

6 posted on 11/20/2019 7:13:49 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: SeekAndFind

Last night, Morrison and Volker both aknowledged lethal aid was always available. Schiff, in his closing statement, went on, practically in tears, about how wrong it was to withhold the aid. He simply cannot speak without lying.

7 posted on 11/20/2019 7:14:41 AM PST by bk1000 (Banned from Breitbart)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's time to go on offense, Mr. President.

Time to completely expose the money laundering scheme known as Financial Aid and Military Aid which funnels money back into demonicRAT campaign coffers.

8 posted on 11/20/2019 7:15:38 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would be have noandards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...


9 posted on 11/20/2019 7:15:43 AM PST by bitt (I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch.)
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To: SeekAndFind
They got their money and there was no "condition".

The President is sick of passing out our money and not knowing what is really happening to it.

We gave billions to Pakistan and they were wining and dining Bin Laden.

We're recently stopped aid to the know...the folks who used children as little bombs.

And now we're asking South Korea to pay their fair share...

So Ukraine is no exception.

And by the way....every deal, every Treaty, every agreement, every contact between foreign powers is a "quid pro quo" of a sort....and hardly a crime.

10 posted on 11/20/2019 7:19:09 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Which is how the Senate will end this. The President cannot be guilty of a “crime” that didn’t happen.

Nor will they remove a President because of what some underling thought his intentions were.

But as we’ve known all along, this is not a legitimate impeachment process, it is a political stunt, taking advantage of the power given to the House for partisan purposes, i.e. to damage Trump and interfere with his presidency and re-election.

11 posted on 11/20/2019 7:35:33 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: JonPreston

If Trump held back money to Ukraine for even a minute, I bet Hillary and Obama were bouncing checks around the world

12 posted on 11/20/2019 7:55:28 AM PST by cnsmom
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To: SeekAndFind

The congresscritters who are wasting time, money and not doing their jobs (probably a good thing they aren’t) should forfeit their pay for every day of the Russia stupidity and this investigation stupidity and every time they get in front of a mic spouting anything against POTUS.

13 posted on 11/20/2019 10:44:03 AM PST by bgill
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