Pentagon tries distancing itself from Trump-Ukraine controversy

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The Pentagon is working to distance itself from the controversy surrounding President Trump’s communications with Ukraine that has plunged Washington into an impeachment crisis.

The Pentagon on Friday released the official Oct. 3 memo directing the documents to be saved.

In light of heightened interest in the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), I write to request your assistance and cooperation in identifying, preserving, and collecting documents and other records” regarding the aid, Paul Ney, the DOD’s general counsel, wrote.

Reports have emerged that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed the Pentagon to hold the money sometime before the July call, as Trump had ordered the office to do so to gain leverage over Ukraine.

Hoffman added that the DOD is not planning any additional internal investigation into the matter.

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