Published on Dec 24, 2019
Newly released emails regarding Ukraine defense aid held by the White House show that a request to withhold funds came less than two hours after President Donald Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The emails, obtained by the Center for Public Integrity through a Freedom of Information Act request and court order, reveal the timeline to freeze defense aid to Ukraine. Sen. Chuck Schumer called the emails “explosive” and renewed his calls for witnesses in the impeachment trial, citing the emails as cause. Aired on 12/24/19