According to the Washington Post and the New York Times, both citing anonymous sources, President Trump ordered his staff to freeze almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine about a week before a phone call in which he allegedly pressured the nation’s leader to investigate Biden family business dealings.
Viewing the reports as evidence Trump was withholding funds in order to strong-arm Ukraine into digging up dirt on his 2020 rival, more Democrats have added their names to the list of those calling for impeachment proceedings against the president.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says the reports are “completely false”:
“The media pushed the Russia lie for almost 3 years with no evidence, and now they are doing it all over again. These allegations are completely false, but because the media wants this story to be true so badly, they’ll once again manufacture a frenzy and drive ignorant, fake stories to attack this President.”