WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President of Donald Trump retained $391 million in military aid for Ukraine that has been associated with his request that the Ukrainians look at a claim – Debunked as a conspiracy theory – about 2016 United States elections , a senior presidential aide said Thursday, the first time the White House admitted as a connection.
Trump and management officials have rejected for the week that they have asked a Quid Pro Quo “-a Latin phrase which means a preference for a favor-to provide U.S. aid, an important part of an argument that triggered a Examination of the crime in the Senate against the Republicans president
But Mick Mulvaney, the right to director of the White House of staff, recognized in a meeting with the publisher that the United States aid – was approved by Congress – held a part on Trump’s concern about a Democratic National Committee (DNC) server being Allegations are in Ukraine.
“I have news for everyone: pass it. There will be political influence in foreign policy, “Mulvaney said.
He then contradicted himself, ruling out a Quid Pro Quo in a statement from the White House.
In a call to 25 Jul, Trump asked the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy for “a favor” to look at the server as well as the California cybersecurity firm based on CrowdStrike, which was hired by DNC in 2016 to investigate the hacking of democratic emails that later decided to Implemented by Russia.
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