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FOREIGN AID/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday [9-24-19] shifted his explanation for temporarily withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine, citing what he criticized as a lack of similar financial contribution by other Western powers to the Eastern European nation. Trump’s latest remarks are at odds with his assertion Monday [9-23-19] that he denied the assistance because he feared bureaucratic corruption within Ukraine’s government. The new claim also comes after weekend reports that he repeatedly pressured newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a July phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son…The Washington Post first reported Monday night that Trump directed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to hold back nearly $400 million in military funds for Ukraine at least a week before his summer conversation with Zelensky.”

Quint Forgey, “Trump changes story on withholding Ukraine aid,” Politico, September 24, 2019 5:02 pm