As previously reported, lawmakers are interested in the administration’s decision to withhold military aid allocated for Ukraine.
Senior defense Department official Laura Cooper, who has been involved in developing a policy toward Ukraine and Russia, is testifying on Wednesday before House committees leading an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.
Lawmakers are interested in what Cooper knows about the administration’s alleged attempts to withhold military aid allocated to Ukraine until the authorities promise to investigate former US president Joe Biden – one of Trump’s likely rivals in the 2020 election.
Cooper, who serves as Assistant Secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, testify voluntarily The Pentagon did not prevent her from speaking to Congress.
The day before, William Taylor, who heads the American Embassy in Ukraine, testified.