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Trump Admin. Violated The Law By Withholding Ukraine Aid, Govt. Watchdog Says | NBC Nightly News

The Government Accountability Office said President Trump cannot “substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law.” Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Vice President Pence, Attorney General Barr and even Trump all knew of the plan to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
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  1. It's hilarious that people say fake news whenever these things happen. lets just ignore the fact that every single time one of these "fake news stories" come to light the trump administration's excuses completely changes direction.
    And all his supporters scream sheep even tho the only one that has been caught in a lie every step of the way was trump.

  2. Parnas is a criminal !!!! THis is just another bogus left wing biased garbage article !!!!

  3. Calling total BS on GAO … In reality, If a mere GAO finding is sufficient to justify impeachment, then President Barack Obama ought to have been impeached at least seven times over for each of the following cases in which the GAO found that the Obama administration had violated federal law.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Secret Service (USSS) were found to have violated section 503 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, and the Antideficiency Act, in 2009 after the Secret Service reported that it had overspent on candidate protection in 2008 by $5,100,000, and used money from another program to cover the shortfall. DHS failed to notify Congress 15 days in advance of the “reprogramming.”

    The Department of the Treasury was found to have violated the Antideficiency Act in 2014 when it used the voluntary services of four individuals. “Treasury did not appoint any of the individuals to federal employment, nor did any individual qualify as a student who may, under certain circumstances, perform voluntary service,” the GAO found, adding that there was no emergency that might have justified using the individuals to perform several months of work without receiving pay.

    The Department of Defense was found to have violated the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 and the Antideficiency Act in the infamous Bowe Bergdahl swap, when President Barack Obama traded five high-level Taliban detainees for a U.S. Army deserter. The administration transferred the five Taliban from Guantanamo Bay without notifying relevant congressional committees 30 days in advance, as required by law. Republicans complained; Democrats were silent.

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development was found to have violated the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, and the Antideficiency Act in 2014 when the deputy secretary of the department sent an email to “friends and colleagues” asking them to lobby the Senate in favor of a bill appropriating money to the department, and against amendments offered by Republican Senators.

    The Environmental Protection Agency was found to have violated “publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions” in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act and the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act in 2015 by using some of the department’s social media accounts in rule-making for the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulations (which have since been repealed under the Trump administration).

    Two officials in the Department of Housing and Urban Development were found in 2016 to have violated Section 713 of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act by attempting to prevent a regional director within the agency from being interviewed by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (Notably, the GAO reversed its earlier decision that the department’s general counsel had not violated the law once it was presented with more evidence.)

    The Federal Maritime Commission was found to have violated Section 711 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, as well as the Antideficiency Act, in 2016 when it failed to notify the relevant Senate and House committees that it had spent more than $5,000 to furnish and redecorate the office of its former director in 2010. (The total amount spent was $12,084 over three years, as noted by the GAO in a footnote reference to an inspector general’s report on the excessive expenditures.)

    Needless to say, Obama was never impeached.

  4. Trump is the best thing that ever happened to Marxism; here taking its final, agonal gasps…

  5. America is laughing at liberal media. 4 more years

  6. Wow if this isn't enough evidence then I don't know what is. Trump acting like he don't know these people though quite laughable. 😅😅

  7. President Trump did what needed to be done to prevent corrupt Biden's rise to power.

  8. FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS THESE PEOPLE are some sad fockers never thought news would Lie to the people

  9. Pencil neck Schiff must buy his shirts children tall .If you look at Pelosi she has a bigger neck if you count the waddle.

  10. This Whitehouse is very adept at breaking laws.

  11. Senate better impeach him if they have moral.

  12. Just sit back and enjoy the freakshow. – George Carlin

  13. Lev Parnas is a convicted felon. Even the justice department says he's lying. There's a million of these nutbags in prison. MSM trying to make it a story to make Trump look bad. So pathetic.

  14. Where's all your viewers fake nooz?

  15. Lol ,the GAO report ,the Ukrainian gov't launching a probe ,senate trial commencing and Las Parnas interviews telling it all. Trump is being attacked on 4 fronts .

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