Skip to comments.Top Pentagon policy official involved in certifying Ukraine aid steps down
Posted on 02/19/2020 8:08:53 AM PST by bitt
A top official at the Pentagon has been asked for his resignation, according to reports.
John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, has lost the support of senior national security leadership and has been asked to step down, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Wednesday.
Rood was involved in certifying to Congress that Ukraine was eligible to receive $250 million in security assistance. The certification undercut the argument the Trump administration made for withholding the aid.
Shortly after President Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, Rood emailed Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to fill him in on an upcoming meeting "to discuss the President's concern about endemic corruption in Ukraine and his reported view that US should cease providing security assistance," according to emails.
Placing a hold on security assistance at this time would jeopardize this unique window of opportunity and undermine our defense priorities with a key partner in the strategic competition with Russia, he wrote in one of the emails.
Rood joined the administration in early 2018, working under then-Defense Secretary James Mattis. He has also served in several policy positions at the Pentagon in prior administrations and as an analyst for the CIA.
Another Deep State guy bites the dust.
One more down...many to go...
There seem to be an excess of seditionists and traitors in the fed govt.
Am I dumb for asking, “Just how interested was the CIA in Ukraine? If the answer is “highly interested” what was their end game? Or am I just seeing shadows?
Bet he was cozy with Brennan too.
IIRC, we gave monstrous piles of aid the Iraq for food/medicine. He used it to build 52 new "residences" for himself.
Hit the road, Jack.
More shoes dropping all over the place!
If the deep state was an insect it would be a centipede
The swamp sure are getting a lot of take that of late.
Thats was amazes me. So many in different agencies willing to sabotage our President. Willing to sell their souls because she lost.
First thought: is this Anonymous?
When these ppl are “asked to resign or step down”, first, showdown their computer access, then they need a surprise meeting at their office, ASAP, followed by an escort empty-handed out the door. Subsequently, any personal property is vetted before being returned to said scumbag.
AND FOR GOD’S SAKE, PULL THEIR EFFIN’ SECURITY CLEARANCE WHEN DISABLING ACCOUNT ACCESS!
Placing a hold on security assistance at this time would jeopardize this unique window of opportunity and undermine our defense priorities with a key partner in the strategic competition with Russia,
What he just said was ‘the checks have already been written for the benefit of our key Democrat and seep state officials.’
that should read deep state officials
I “lived” in WDC for 30 years before escaping to Conservative climes. Many in WDC have no soul.
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