“Ma’am, I’ve learned that there is no ongoing interagency review process with respect to USAI [Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative],” DoD Principal Deputy General Counsel William S. Castle wrote.
“A DSG unanimously agreed that USAI should continue as planned; National Security Director Bolton and Secretaries Pompeo and Esper all concur.
Here is the full page of that email pic.twitter.com/1rlXfYgUNt — Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) February 29, 2020.
The American Oversight report notes that the content of Castle’s email directly contravenes the Trump administration’s defense of the decision to withhold the aid.
Castle’s email is part of 238 pages of Defense Department emails released Friday by American Oversight, the tenth set of Ukraine-related records publicly revealed by the group’s FOIA efforts.
Any doubt left about WHO held up the congressionally mandated US aid to Ukraine .
Any doubt left about WHY Trump did so, when his National Security Advisor & his Secretaries of State & Defense were advising him to release the aid? »