BREAKING: Pentagon official makes allegations about Trump and Ukraine in testimony [READ TRANSCRIPT]

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Laura Cooper, the top Pentagon official overseeing U.S. policy regarding Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators last month that President Donald Trump directed the relevant agencies to freeze aid to Ukraine over the summer, according to a transcript of her testimony released Monday.

Cooper, during Oct. 23 testimony before the three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s Ukraine dealings, testified that she and other Pentagon officials had answered questions about the Ukraine assistance in the middle of June — so she was surprised when one of her subordinates told her that a hold had been placed on the funds after an interagency meeting in July.

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Cooper said that she attended a meeting on July 23, where “this issue” of Trump’s “concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance” came up. She said the president’s concerns were conveyed by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.


According to her testimony, on July 26 she learned that military and humanitarian aid had been held. Cooper was asked if Trump was authorized to order the hold on Ukraine funds.

Cooper said, “Well, I’m not an expert on the law, but in that meeting immediately deputies began to raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion because there was broad understanding in the meeting that the funding — the State Department funding related to an earmark for Ukraine and that the DOD funding was specific to Ukraine security assistance. So the comments in the room at the deputies’ level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out. And at that meeting the deputies agreed to look into the legalities and to look at what was possible,” she said, according to the transcript.

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  1. Vicki November 11th, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Why can’t it be held up if corruption is an issue in Ukraine?


  2. Beasley117 November 11th, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Why are they going over the same crap over and over. I do see here that she didn’t say the President held it up for dirt on Biden. Wait could it be that he wanted to make sure that this new President would keep his word and make sure he’d clean up corruption in his Country.


  3. Linda November 11th, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    More and more spinning of the truth!! He already said he held it up for awhile to get help from EU. He has every right to hold any money to foreign nations. Check out how Bummer did that and no one said a thing. Sick of this witch hunt, let our President do his job🇺🇸❤️


  4. John November 11th, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    These people should lose their security clearances and be charged with Unauthorized disclosures of classified information.


    • Candace November 11th, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      Agree!!! What a sham. Hell bent on removing this President! Democrats CIA and the FBI!!! All appointed by Obama and given civil service jobs at the end of his administration as to not be removed. Spy’s leftist all of them!


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