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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 06:53 PM

Why did Trump fire top Defense official who approved aid to Ukraine?

WASHINGTON (AP) ó President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagonís top policy official who had certified last year that Ukraine had made enough anti-corruption progress to justify the Trump administrationís release of congressionally authorized aid to Kyiv in its conflict against Russian-backed separatists.

John Rood resigned Wednesday, saying he was leaving at Trumpís request.

The Trump administrationís delay in releasing the aid to Ukraine was central to the presidentís impeachment by the House on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate voted to acquit the president. But in the wake of the Senate trial, an emboldened Trump has gone after officials he has perceived as being disloyal.

Rood is the latest official to be purged. His forced resignation comes as Democrats on the Hill express concerns that Trump is on a vendetta in the wake of his acquittal. Just days after the Senate vote, the White House reassigned an Army officer, Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry, from the National Security Council, and pushed his twin brother, an NSC lawyer, out with him. Gordon Sondland, Trumpís ambassador to the European Union who also was a key witness before House investigators, was recalled from his post.

https://apnews.com/b06aff1aef1542f8db6c7803a8250ce3

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It is my opinion that he was fired because Trump never wanted aid to go to Ukraine. Because Russia never wanted aid to go to Ukraine. Putin did not like it. It pissed Trump off and he fired him.

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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 07:04 PM

1. I think your hypothesis is highly likely the answer.

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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 07:08 PM

2. Putin Fired Who?

It's a long post.

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