September 30, 2019

PREVIOUS:

Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation (Andrew E. Kramer, May 2, 2018, NY Times)


KIEV, Ukraine -- In the United States, Paul J. Manafort is facing prosecution on charges of money laundering and financial fraud stemming from his decade of work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.

But in Ukraine, where officials are wary of offending President Trump, four meandering cases that involve Mr. Manafort, Mr. Trump's former campaign chairman, have been effectively frozen by Ukraine's chief prosecutor.

The cases are just too sensitive for a government deeply reliant on United States financial and military aid, and keenly aware of Mr. Trump's distaste for the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into possible collusion between Russia and his campaign, some lawmakers say.

The decision to halt the investigations by an anticorruption prosecutor was handed down at a delicate moment for Ukraine, as the Trump administration was finalizing plans to sell the country sophisticated anti-tank missiles, called Javelins.

Posted by at September 30, 2019 5:41 PM

  

« ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE: | Main | ONLY NIKKI GOT OUT UNCORRUPTED: »