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CBS News 30 Dec 2019

NYT: Trump ignored intense opposition to withhold Ukraine aid


A New York Times report reveals new information about President Trump's effort to withhold aid from Ukraine, which ultimately sparked the impeachment inquiry. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy and Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes join CBSN to discuss that plus the latest on impeachment and the nuclear threat from North Korea.

An email says the president gave "clear direction," despite Pentagon concerns.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said "there would be a special prosecutor appointed" if allegations Lev Parnas claimed about Attorney General William Barr being involved with the effort to withhold aid from Ukraine were accurate. Aired on 01/16/20.
The Government Accountability Office found that the Trump administration violated the law by withholding aid to Ukraine. NBC News' Ken Dilanian has details on the reports findings. Aired on 01/16/20.
The Government Accountability Office says the Trump administration broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine last year that had been appropriated by Congress -- an issue at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump. CNN's Manu Raju reports.

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