BREAKING: Deposition from Impeachment Witness Reveals Why Money To Ukraine Was Held
Newly released transcripts from Mark Sandy’s deposition just revealed what the reason was that the Ukrainian funds were held up and guess what? It wasn’t a because of a quid pro quo.
Mark Sandy is an official at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and he revealed the details that the Democrats have been looking for, why the money was held up.
The money was held because President Trump was concerned “about other countries not contributing more to Ukraine.”
BOOM! Case closed.
According to The Daily Wire,
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) responded to the release of the transcripts from the deposition, which happened on Chairman Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee, by writing on Twitter, “The transcript for OMB’s Mark Sandy was just released. The ONLY reason he was ever given why there was a hold on $ to Ukraine was “the President’s concern about other countries not contributing more to Ukraine.” NOT bribery. NOT quid pro quo or any other WACKY Schiff conspiracy!”
Here is the transcript of the relevant portion of the deposition:
Question: Between July 19th and July 22nd, including July 22nd, did Mr. Duffey provide you any explanation as to why the President wanted to place a hold on Ukraine security assistance?
Question: Did you ask?
Question: And what was the response?
Sandy: He was not aware of the reason.
Question: To the best of your recollection, what precisely did he say to you when you asked for the reason for the President’s decision to place a hold on security assistance?
Sandy: That he was not aware.
Question: Did Mr. Duffey say that he was going to try to get additional information as to the reason for the hold?
Sandy: Yes. He certainly said that if he got additional information he would share it with us.
Question: At any point in time, from the moment that you walked into the [Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility] to anytime in history, has Mr. Duffey ever provided to you a reason why the President wanted to place a hold on security assistance?
Sandy: I recall in early September an email [from Mike Duffey] that attributed the hold to the President’s concern about other counties not contributing money to Ukraine.
Question: Was this the first time that you heard that the hold might be about some sort of concern that other countries are not providing sufficient support to Ukraine?
Sandy: We had received information requesting — sorry. We had received requests for additional information on what other countries were contributing to Ukraine.