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The White House broke the law by withholding Ukraine aid, nonpartisan government agency concludes

The White House violated the law when it withheld aid to Ukraine, a nonpartisan government agency concluded.

The Government Accountability Office announced its legal decision Thursday, saying the Office of Management and Budget's withholding of Ukraine aid that Congress had appropriated was not lawful.

"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 Government Accountability Office said. "OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA). ... Therefore,...

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News Posted By: theweek - Thursday, 16 January, 2020