Federal Court Orders Release Of Ukraine Aid Records

Axios reports:

A federal judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for records relating to the Trump administration’s freeze on security aid to Ukraine.

Allegations that Trump froze nearly $400 million congressionally-approved military aid in order to pressure Ukraine to carry out investigations into his political rivals are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

The 211 pages of records include communications between the Pentagon, the Pentagon’s comptroller and OMB. The judge ordered the release of half of the documents by Dec. 12 and the rest by Dec. 20.