Congress tied Ukraine military assistance to ‘improvement in transparency, accountability… for purposes of decreasing corruption’

Nov. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement noting that Congress explicitly tied military assistance to Ukraine to Defense Department certifications that Ukraine is showing “improvement in transparency, accountability… for purposes of decreasing corruption”:

“The President is fully within his Article II foreign affairs to reconsider the U.S. relationship with Ukraine, including whether providing military assistance there is consistent with U.S. interests. Under law, the Ukrainian military assistance is explicitly linked to certifications that Ukraine is showing ‘improvement in transparency, accountability… for purposes of decreasing corruption.’ Given Congress’ specific requirements related to corruption, it is clear that even if President Trump had tied military assistance to action by Ukraine on corruption, and wished to roll back prior certifications made, it would have been more than consistent with the law. The fact that he did not exposes the Pelosi-Schiff impeachment as nothing more than a sham.”

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