Obviously, more Deep State Swamp to drain.
Obama/Biden withheld appropriated humanitarian aid for the exact same reason - suspicion of corruption.
GAO is part of the Congress, not an independent agency. In these times, it's difficult to believe in its impartiality.
Anyone know the history of Thomas H. Armstrong, the GAO general counsel who issued this missive?
I suspect he is not a Trump pick...
Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. In fact, Congress was concerned about exactly these types of withholdings when it enacted and later amended the ICA. See H.R. Rep. No. 100-313, at 66–67 (1987); see also S. Rep. No. 93-688, at 75 (1974) (explaining that the objective was to assure that “the practice of reserving funds does not become a vehicle for furthering Administration policies and priorities at the expense of those decided by Congress”).
That wording, and the timing of its release, reveal that this is really intended as "surprise" evidence - a last minute gotcha - just before the trial. There is no way the Dems didn't know all about this before now. The GAO counsel was clearly asked for this opinion and instructed to release it now for clearly partisan purposes.
The ICA was concocted by the DNC controlled Congress during the Ford years (1974) and Reagan years (1987) so they could take more control of foreign policy from the Republicans. There is a constitutional issue here - the only foreign policy control allowed to Congress in the constitution is the ratification of treaties by the Senate. There's a significant chance this will end up in the Supreme Court.
This shows why it was released now, and not months ago. Release it too soon, and the Supreme Court gets a chance to slap it down. Release it now, and they get to quote it in the trial before any review. Very sneaky timing. Cute how they snuck the oath wording into it too...
Slime creatures, all of them.
News Flash: Trümp is president now, not two term non-impeached President Obama. Climb out of your time machine.
The GAO is a nonpartisan office.
I am praying for you folks, because gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse used by narcissists like your orange fraud in order to instill in their victims an extreme sense of anxiety and confusion to the point where they no longer trust their own memory, perception or judgment.
Denial, what a concept.
Exactly the same situation, different results. Relevant, for sure.
And telling the lie that you pray for anyone doesn't help your case.
Even though I’m praying for all of you gaslighting victims, it’s often a sign of strength when you’re getting help for your malady.
I’m hoping that you’ll all come out of this okay. It must be tough to blindly support a serial philandering impeached forever criminal.
Nobody believes the praying lie.
We didn't believe Pelosi, and we don't believe you.
Suddenly all our leftist atheists discovered prayer. Amazing, with no god to talk to...
Toolsmith believes Trump withheld aid because of suspicion of fraud.
He also believes a 400 year old man built a big boat and put two of every kind of animal aboard for a flood that there’s no evidence of ever having happened.
And just like that the trolls go from prayer back to being rabid atheists. Without moving at all, of course. Like I said, nobody believes your lies.
Sadly, stoolface believes the Donald’s...
If Adam and Eve were the first two humans on Earth, and they only had two sons, how did the rest of us get here?
The same way conservatives are born today, through inbreeding.