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Bill Taylor Reveals New Information In First Day Of Public Impeachment Hearings

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2 comments on “Bill Taylor Reveals New Information In First Day Of Public Impeachment Hearings

  1. vicissitude says:

    Yah know … this Ukraine thing is nothing less than the core essence of Pandora’s Box. While it may not be infinite in depth or a total black hole, it has a whole lot of crazy pieces that nobody will understand.

    While wasting part of a day off, I explored a long list of edits/updates trump has made to:

    22 USC Ch. 32: FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
    From Title 22—FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

    CHAPTER 32—FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
    SUBCHAPTER I—INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    Part I—Declaration of Policy; Development Assistance Authorizations

    That was somewhat entertaining to see how his edits are incorporated into law, including insertion of Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget — “including updating the guidelines required by section 3(b) as he may think proper, in accordance with the Act.

    The delegation in this memorandum shall apply to any provision of any future public law that is the same or substantially the same as sections 3(b) and 3(d) of the Act.”

    ==> Not a huge deal (maybe) but it is interesting to note there has been a large shift in terms of how America will deal with foreign aid — and in my warped mind, I can’t help think that the current unfolding deficit problems are playing a part in how to shuffle money around, in his increasingly shrinking budget (the one where the interest on the debt keeps expanding).

    So, just as an off-the-wall FYI, here’s some background on foreign aid — but, sadly, no clear connection related to withholding funds from Ukraine, yet, there is some new policy language that seems to take public accountability away from foreign aid and place it’s accountability into a private quasi corporate veil that helps lay the groundwork for how public funds will be used in negotiating favors — so, yah, kinda looks like a nice way to normalize the art of bribery. I’m probably wrong …

    H. Rept. 115-814 – BETTER UTILIZATION OF INVESTMENTS LEADING TO DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2018 115th Congress (2017-2018)
    Committee Report

    SEC. 610. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    “(r) Expanded Nonmilitary Assistance for Ukraine.–Section 7(c)(3) of
    the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 (22 U.S.C. 8926(c)(3)) is
    amended–
    (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking
    Overseas Private Investment Corporation'' and insertingUnited States International Development Finance
    Corporation”; and
    (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking “by eligible investors
    (as defined in section 238 of the Foreign Assistance Act of
    1961 (22 U.S.C. 2198))”.”

    October 2019

    While the launch of DFC was slated for Oct. 1, the agency was created by the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development, or BUILD Act, which was signed last year and its foundations have been built since, including the approval of its bylaws and its risk and audit committees by the board in June.

    The agency’s new authorities — including the ability to make equity investments, provide technical assistance, and provide funds in local currency — will be delayed until the launch, but there is still some planning work on the way to ease the transition once the funding is in place.

    Staff from USAID’s Development Credit Authority will be moving to OPIC’s building and they will continue to be paid by USAID until the appropriations bill goes through.

    https://www.devex.com/news/failure-to-launch-why-congressional-budget-drama-delayed-us-dfc-95718

  2. Bas says:

    Lol Castor bringing up Manafort. Someone should tell him Manafort is in prison.

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