Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, November 22, 2019

The White House is still withholding some of the congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine that President Donald Trump froze over the summer, even as impeachment investigators scrutinize whether the commander-in-chief used the funds as leverage to pressure a foreign leader to commit publicly to investigations that would benefit him politically.

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"It's not clear why the money hasn't been released"

Trump revenge.

If the man doesn't calm down he's going to have another heart attack.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-21 12:54 PM | Reply

So, if the WH released it, how can Trump be blamed?

Blame the Pentagon. The place is full of crooked politicians.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-21 05:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The obvious guess is that is the money that was supposed to be the kickback and the Pentagon can't answer questions because it has a special WH tag on it.

#3 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2019-11-21 09:50 PM | Reply

Was this the second round of aid that is in the budget that the dems in congress won't address because all they can find time to do is try to impeach Trump?

#4 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-22 10:31 AM | Reply

Meanwhile, Pres Zelensky will be meeting with Pres Putin next month to discuss Russia's aggression into Ukraine, and Pres Trump is (intentionally?) removing leverage that Pres Zelensky may have.

Too many times it appears that Pres Trump is working for the interests of Russia, and not Democracy.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-22 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Pres Trump is working for the interests of Russia, and not Democracy.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019

FTFY

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-22 12:41 PM | Reply

Pres Trump is working for the interests of Russia donald, and not Democracy.

Fixed again.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-11-22 01:38 PM | Reply

So... the Ukraine is still paying in blood for not providing Trump with dirt on Biden.

That's so not surprising.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-22 02:16 PM | Reply

But what about all the military aid that obama provided when Russia invaded the Ukraine? ....... Oh, that's right, obozo did NOTHING~

#9 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-11-23 11:02 AM | Reply

#9 |

Wrong again. Obama provided 100's of millions in military and security aid, just not a particular missile that US experts other countries in Europe felt would escalate the conflict.

www.politifact.com

One might note that Obama didn't hold up military aid in an effort to extort dirt on his political opponents as your Dear Leader did.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-23 02:57 PM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2019-11-23 02:57 PM | FLAG:
Excerpt:
"In 2014, after Russia annexed Crimea and began arming separatists in eastern Ukraine with tanks, armored vehicles and rocket launchers, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Washington to plead for weapons to defend his country. In an impassioned address to a joint session of Congress " with Biden sitting directly behind him " Poroshenko said his country appreciated the nonlethal assistance he was getting, but declared "one cannot win a war with blankets."

The Obama-Biden administration was unmoved. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that "President Barack Obama stuck to his refusal to provide weapons or other lethal military gear to Ukraine." Why?

Team Obama feared that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.

So what did the administration give him? Instead of rocket-propelled grenades, we provided food rations. As one frustrated former Pentagon official put it at the time, "What kind of message does that send anyway?"

Read complete article at: nypost.com

#11 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-11-24 11:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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