So here is the latest screaming liberal media headline that will be debunked by mid afternoon…
The New York Times today says Ukrainian officials knew about the U.S. aid freeze before it became public, according to interviews and documents they obtained.
The documents were no doubt fed to the far left New York Times by Democrat politicians, deep state officials or both.
The Ukrainian government already announced that they did not know that President Donald Trump froze military aid to the country until a month after the phone call with President Zelensky.
But we are supposed to take the word of a partisan hack reporter over the word of the Ukrainian leaders on this.
Breaking News: Ukraine officials knew about the U.S. aid freeze before it became public, according to interviews and documents obtained by The New York Times, contradicting a key argument in President Trump's impeachment defense https://t.co/u70LE9AdNw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 23, 2019
Following testimony by William B. Taylor Jr., the top United States diplomat in Ukraine, to House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the freezing of the aid was directly linked to Mr. Trump’s demand for the investigations, the president took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to approvingly quote a Republican member of Congress saying neither Mr. Taylor nor any other witness had “provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld.”
But in fact, word of the aid freeze had gotten to high-level Ukrainian officials by the first week in August, according to interviews and documents obtained by The New York Times.
The problem was not a bureaucratic glitch, the Ukrainians were told then. To address it, they were advised, they should reach out to Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, according to the interviews and records.
The timing of the communications about the issue, which have not previously been reported, shows that Ukraine was aware the White House was holding up the funds weeks earlier than United States and Ukrainian officials had acknowledged.