Office of Management and Budget
Former Clinton and Obama adviser Neera Tanden, the likely nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, is drawing opposition on Capitol Hill.
The Office of Management and Budget violated the Impoundment Control Act in the summer of 2019, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.
The agency said it temporarily delayed the funds as part of a common and lawful process to ensure the spending was in line with U.S. policy.
Employees of the White House's Office of Management and Budget had failed to receive an answer on why the military assistance was being withheld.
The federal judge issued a preliminary injunction ordering them to comply with a records request relating to the president's freeze on military aid to Ukraine.
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.
But federal workers will hopefully receive retroactive pay "by the end of this week," the White House budget director said.
The White House budget director hinted that Trump's rocky relationship with Washington city officials played a role.
Former Obama-era officials say the two agencies have completely different missions and should stay separate.
The budget director has done some seriously gauche government spending.