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GAO concludes Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid

Jan 16, 2020 - CNN

(CNN) -- The Government Accountability Office says the Trump administration broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine last year that had been appropriated by Congress -- an issue at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

In a decision issued Thursday, the GAO said that the White House budget office violated the Impoundment Control Act, which says that funds appropriated by Congress cannot be withheld by the White House.

"Faithful execution of the la...