Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the Pentagon officials will provide “whatever information” they can to Congress around the matter of delaying US military aid to Ukraine.
“We will make, we will provide to Congress and whomever whatever information we can provide with regard to this incident, just—with regard to this matter, just as we would with any other matter,” he said.
Esper also said that at “no time” did the delay in US military aid to Ukraine affect US national security.
“Most of the money is out the door. And at no time or at any time has any delay in this money, this funding, affected US national security,” Esper said today.
Some background: Trump considered blocking $250 million in military aid to Ukraine, effectively pausing disbursement of the funds during a formal review process. This happened more than a month after the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky which prompted a whistleblower to complain.
Days later, the administration hold on Ukraine aid was lifted.