The president has claimed that he was one to release the funds, and that there was no quid pro quo for his call to investigate Joe Biden.
The New York Times finds more evidence of a quid pro quo: Ukraine's president was happily off the hook on the investigation once military funds were released.
Sanders' idea linking U.S. aid to Israel's conduct “has no support here on Capitol Hill,” said a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
A running list of who's who in the attempted quid pro quo between Donald Trump and Ukrainian leaders that fueled an impeachment inquiry.
Giulio Regeni’s death was hardly a freak incident, the resolution says, but instead occurred within a “context of torture, death in custody and enforced disappearances across Egypt.”
The situation was 'too big' for aid groups, but bringing in military can cause 'confusion and unintended harm.'
She suggested the killings could violate the Leahy Law, which would require some military aid be withheld.
The principal goal of these programs is to bolster allies and promote stability. But done poorly, it can fuel conflicts, enable human rights abuses, and draw the United States into unnecessary wars. Unfortunately, U.S. military aid programs perform poorly far too often, and they are growing rapidly without adequate congressional or public scrutiny.
The dominance of the military over politics has held back the emergence of functional civilian political contestation, leaving a vacuum filled by extremists despite the aspiration of millions of Egyptians for human dignity and non-corrupt government.
From Egypt, it was off to Baghdad for John Kerry to see whether Iraq's bold effort in democratic nation building could be resuscitated in the face of imminent collapse. The problem there is that Kerry will have trouble locating a military strongman to back.
At this point, we have no ally in Syria with any strength or credibility. The U.S. has a choice of backing the Islamic Front, which it finds repugnant, or it can acquiesce to Assad's continued rule. Another bad choice. The January peace conference in Switzerland will be a farce if it even occurs.