Deep State's Latest Gambit...GAO Attack Timed for Article Sent to Senate

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  1. DonGlock26

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    "GAO says Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a legal opinion on Thursday saying that President Trump's administration broke the law by withholding defense aid to Ukraine — the issue at the heart of the president's impeachment trial.

    That money, $214 million which had been allocated to the Department of Defense for security assistance, was appropriated by Congress and therefore the administration did not have the right to hold it back just because it disagreed with its allocation, the opinion from the nonpartisan government watchdog said.

    The OMB made clear Thursday, however, that it disagreed with the GAO report.

    “We disagree with GAO's opinion," OMB spokesperson Rachel Semmel said. "OMB uses its apportionment authority to ensure taxpayer dollars are properly spent consistent with the President's priorities and with the law."

    Further, a senior administration official said to Fox News that they believed the GAO was trying to insert itself into impeachment at a time when media attention on the matter is high.

    "GAO’s findings are a pretty clear overreach as they attempt to insert themselves into the media’s controversy of the day. Further, GAO has a history of the flip-flops, reversing 40-years of precedent this year on their pocket rescission decision, they were also forced to reverse a legally faulty opinion when they opposed the reimbursement of federal employee travel costs. In their rush to insert themselves in the impeachment narrative, maybe they’ll have to reverse their opinion again.”


    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gao-says-trump-admin-broke-law-ukraine "
     
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    Since aid was not withheld based on any request made by the president to the government of Ukraine, this is just more political theater.
     

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    It's all coordinated with the MSM. The Parnas interview on Maddow, the GAO annoucement, and Pelosi waiting to sign and send over the papers until this was all lined up.

    You'll hear a lot about how this GAO news is devastating news for Trump, but for Obama it amounted to nothing politically.

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    I always wondered why almost everyone I have known who worked at GAO was a middle aged lesbian......

    Now I know.

    (Not that there is anything wrong with that) -Just odd, that’s all.
     
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  5. Out West

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    Gawd, I'm sick of this sh*t.

    Let's blow it up and start over.

    ETA: NSA, by blow it up I mean by a democratic process, not by any illegal or violent means. Thank you.
     
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    It's because Zero was a black Democrat
     
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    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the business division of the Executive Office of the President of the United States that administers the United States federal budget and oversees the performance of federal agencies.