Trump Allegedly Directed Mulvaney To Put A Freeze On US Military Aid To Ukraine
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified on Wednesday that he heard a staff member from the Office of Management and Budget say that a hold had been placed on military aid to Ukraine but could not say why.
The directive to freeze the aid had come from President Donald Trump, Taylor said he was told, passing through acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and then landing at the OMB.
“The next day on the phone, Dr. Hill and Mr. Vindman tried to reassure me that they were not aware of any official change in U.S. policy toward Ukraine, OMB' s announcement notwithstanding. They did confirm that the hold on security assistance for Ukraine came from Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and that the Chief of Staffmaintained a skeptical view of Ukraine.”
Bill Taylor testifies that Trump directed Mulvaney to freeze Ukraine military aid.