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Congressional Watchdog: Trump’s OMB Violated the Law by Withholding Ukraine Aid

Reading Time: < 1 minute A legal decision issued by the Government Accountability Office on Thursday found that President Donald Trump’s White House acted illegally when it withheld aid to Ukraine. The finding comes at the onset of Trump’s impeachment trial and deals a blow to his defense that keeping the military assistance from Ukraine was an appropriate policy tool.

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The American Lobbyist Who Undermined a Democracy

Reading Time: 8 minutes Recent developments in a Ukraine courtroom have shed new light on US special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Prosecutors in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev have filed a court motion against Viktor Yanukovych, a Ukrainian politician closely allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yanukovych is also the subject of two criminal cases filed against Paul Manafort, Read More

Is Jeb Bush speaking for Obama? Or is Obama speaking for Jeb Bush? 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeb Bush and President Obama are both in Germany this weekend. Unsurprisingly, they both spoke about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Surprisingly, they both sounded a lot alike. What Jeb said: “There are things that we could do given the scale of our military to send a strong signal that we’re on the side of Poland, Read More

Ukraine Crisis Sends NATO Back to the Cold War

Reading Time: 7 minutes Thanks to Ukraine, NATO is back in a familiar Cold-War posture—warning against Russian belligerence and pushing for more defense spending to deter it. As the alliance’s leaders meet at a summit in Wales, plans under discussion to push NATO defenses closer to Russia could create the consequences they’re designed to avert.