2 White House Officials Resigned Over Concerns About Frozen Ukraine Aid

2 White House Officials Resigned Over Concerns About Frozen Ukraine Aid

Carla Herreria, HuffPost US |
November 27, 2019

Employees of the White House's Office of Management and Budget had failed to receive an answer on why the military assistance was being withheld.

Two officials who worked in the White House Office of Management and Budget resigned after expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s decision to temporarily withhold military aid from Ukraine while urging the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

Their resignations were revealed in the private testimony of Mark Sandy, a longtime OMB employee, who recently testified to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors. His testimony was made public on Tuesday.

Sandy is the only official in that department to testify as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry. Neither of the officials who resigned was identified by name nor position within the OMB during Sandy’s testimony.

One of the OMB officials who resigned in September expressed “some frustrations about not understanding the reason for the hold,” Sandy told the committee, according to the transcript.

The other official who resigned worked in the OMB’s legal division, according to Sandy.

Asked whether the “OMB Legal” employee resigned in part over concerns with Ukraine’s aid, Sandy replied, “Yes, in terms of how ― yes, in terms of that process, in part.”

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