Newly leaked emails from the Pentagon add to the pile of evidence showing that President Donald Trump himself ordered a freeze on U.S. money destined to Ukraine, which officials have testified was part of an effort to pressure Ukraine to do Trump’s political bidding.
The emails, which were leaked to Just Security, show communications between the Pentagon and the White House Office Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
For example, after a key meeting between the Defense Secretary and Trump on Aug. 30, two days after the aid freeze had become public, OMB political staffer Mike Duffey emailed the Pentagon.
“Clear direction from POTUS to hold,” he said.
The brief, explosive sentence was one of several emails detailing the President’s orders.
The White House blocked the documents from the House of Representatives’ impeachment probe.
Nancy Pelosi’s decision to hang on to the articles of impeachment is looking more and more brilliant.