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A federal judge overseeing the trial of President Trump's former confidante, Roger Stone, has ordered that the federal government turn over at least 20 emails related to the White House's order to halt military aid to Ukraine, which sparked impeachment proceedings against the president on Capitol Hill.
reported that Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled in favor of a motion for summary judgement filed by The New York Times and ordered the White House to provide her with emails that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously refused to turn over, citing executive privilege.
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"Specifically, the documents in this category are emails that reflect communications by either the President, the Vice President, or the President's immediate advisors regarding Presidential decision-making about the scope, duration, and purpose of the hold on military assistance to Ukraine," OMB Deputy General Counsel Heather Walsh said of the emails in court filings.
Berman Jackson reportedly said in her ruling that she would personally determine if the emails are protected by executive privilege, directing the Justice Department's attorneys to provide the documents before May 20.
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"[I]n order to assist the Court in making responsible de novo determinations in this case, including any determination for purposes of the presidential communications privilege, concerning the nature and extent of the relationship between any particular communication and presidential decision-making, and, for purposes of the deliberative process privilege, whether a particular communication is both predecisional and deliberative, defendant [OMB] is directed to deliver copies of the documents that have been withheld pursuant to Exemption 5 to chambers for in camera inspection on or before May 20, 2020," she ruled, according to Law and Crime.
Stone was sentenced in February to more than three years in prison for witness tampering and lying to Congress.filed in April by his attorneys for a new trial was denied.
The Senate in February voted to acquit Trump on impeachment charges approved by the House over his dealings with Ukraine.
Ukrainian lawmaker releases leaked phone calls of Biden and Poroshenko .
Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach, a former member of a pro-Russia faction who met with Rudolph Giuliani in Kyiv last year, said he got the tapes from “investigative journalists.” He alleged they were made by Poroshenko. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington PostDerkach has past links to Russian intelligence. He attended the Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB in Moscow. His father served as a KGB officer for decades before becoming head of independent Ukraine’s intelligence service in the late 1990s.