White House violated the law by freezing Ukraine aid, GAO says

Source: Politico | January 16, 2020 | Andrew Desiderio

“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the GAO wrote.

The White House budget office violated the law when it froze U.S. military aid to Ukraine, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report.

“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the GAO wrote in an eight-page report.

Several witnesses who testified before House impeachment investigators said President Donald Trump ordered the hold on the critical military assistance.

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