Cooper and Hale say Trump didn't reach out to them after putting aid on hold

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Published on 21 Nov 2019, 2:33
Both Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and David Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified Wednesday that they did not hear from President Trump, and they were unaware of any of their colleagues hearing from the president, after he ordered a hold on the aid to Ukraine. That testimony was sparked by a question from Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell, who claimed that if Mr. Trump was so insistent on rooting out corruption in Ukraine, he would follow up to inquiry about any progress.