Trump's call to Ukraine: Congress interrogates Pompeo's acting Assistant Philip Reeker

Source : 112 Ukraine

Reeker was aware of delays of military aid for Ukraine but he did not know the reasons
14:34, 27 October 2019

Philip Reeker
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Acting Assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs Philip Reeker testified in the Congress relating to the possible pressure of the U.S. President on the Ukrainian authorities on Saturday, October 26. The Voice of America reported that. 

"Reeker told lawmakers that in the June-August period he had no knowledge of the possibility that U.S. security aid to Ukraine may have withheld to pressure Kiev to launch investigations that could have helped Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, as some have alleged, according to the sources familiar with the matter," the message says. 

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As Reuters states, referring to the informed source, he did not know whether President Donald Trump had withheld aid for Ukraine to force an investigation of a political rival, two sources said, even as Democrats said he corroborated evidence gathered in their impeachment probe.

Reeker, according to the sources, was largely out of the loop on policy toward Ukraine, leaving it to Kurt Volker, then the U.S. special representative for Ukraine negotiations, and others.

In general, Reeker had got a little information, which could prove previous testimonies about Trump's attempts to put pressure on newly-elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky for his own political gain, as Associated Press informs

Related: Zelensky felt pressure from Trump’s side before taking office

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