State Department Emails Shed New Light on the Release of $141M in Security Assistance to Ukraine on September 12, 2019

The New York Times is reporting this morning that internal State Department emails reflect diplomats’ frustration with the unexpected freeze on funding that Congress had already approved. The emails also show that American diplomats were advised by the White House to play down the release of the money when it…

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Volker’s Opening Statement describes Trump as “very skeptical” of the “terrible people” in Ukraine who “tried to take me down.”

Congressional democrats today released the full text of former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s prepared statement which he gave at the outset of his nine hours of testimony yesterday. You can read the full text of the statement here. Volker, from Arizona, is a “McCain republican” who served as…

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Ukrainian Prosecutor to “audit” the case of Hunter Biden’s company

Ukraine’s prosecutor-general today said he would review cases related to a Burisma, the gas firm where Joe Biden’s son was a director. This comes hours after House Dems released texts provided by former Ukrainian special envoy Kurt Volker showing US diplomat exerting sustained pressure on Ukraine to investigate Hunter and…

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Schiff releases trove of texts from Volker; case for quid pro quo grows stronger

Late Thursday Congressional Democrats released a trove of text messages obtained from the phone of former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker. The text message paint a picture of heavy, sustained involvement of US diplomats engaged in a clear effort to establish a quid pro quo in which the Ukrainian deliverable…

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Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation files charges against former Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Ukrainian media is reporting that charges have been filed by the State Bureau of Investigation against former Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. Lutsenko has been prominent recently in the ongoing impeachment scandal in the United States. In interviews over the weekend he stated that his investigations in Ukraine found no criminal…

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