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Laura Cooper told : "The Ukrainian Embassy staff asked, 'What is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?'" External link

globalsecurity Friday, November 22, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "On 25 July a member of my staff got a question from a Ukrainian embassy contact asking what was going on with US security assistance," External link

independent-UK Friday, November 22, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told : “The Ukrainian embassy staff asked, ‘What is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?’” External link

rferl Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “That’s correct. That provision pertains to the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25 at 2:31 PM. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received on July 25 at 4:25 P.M. That email said that the Hill knows about the FMF situation to an extent and so does the Ukrainian embassy,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper explained : “The way I would phrase it is that there was some kind of an issue,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

kcci Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

kcci Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified ( about On Thursday ) : "On the issue of Ukraine's knowledge of the hold or of Ukraine asking questions about possible issues with the flow of assistance, my staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Let me say at the outset that I have never discussed this or any other matter with the president and never heard directly from him about this matter," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wcvb Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wcvb Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “I would say that specifically the Ukrainian Embassy asked ‘what is going on with’ Ukrainian security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I would say specifically the Ukrainian embassy staff asked, 'what is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?'" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I would say specifically the Ukrainian embassy staff asked, 'what is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?'" External link

ABCnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper disse : "A equipe da embaixada ucraniana perguntou: 'O que está acontecendo com a assistência de segurança ucraniana?'" External link

em Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "On July 25 a member of my staff got a question from a Ukrainian Embassy contact asking what was going on with U.S. security assistance," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "On the issue of Ukraine's knowledge of the hold or of Ukraine asking questions about possible issues with the flow of assistance, my staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Let me say at the outset that I have never discussed this or any other matter with the president and never heard directly from him about this matter," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I would say that, specifically, the Ukrainian embassy staff asked, 'What is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?" External link

afp-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. one was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

fox35orlando Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

fox35orlando Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," "It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking, 'OK, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue,'" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue,” External link

thehill Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "Thanks obviously to the Congress we got the language in the continuing resolution that thankfully will enable us to obligate all of the funding, ultimately," External link

nbcnews Monday, November 18, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “They had been looking for a public acknowledgement of the assistance,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “We got a question from my chain of command forwarded down from the chief of staff, I believe, from the Department of Defense, asking for a follow-up on a meeting with the President,” “The way the email was phrased, it said follow-up from POTUS meeting, so follow-up from a meeting with the President. So, you know, I'm thinking that the questions were probably questions from the President. That's how I interpreted that subject line” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “There was discussion in that session about the—about OMB [The White House Office of Management and Budget] saying that they were holding the Congressional Notification related to FMF [the State Department aid],” “We tried to clarify, there's no guidance for DOD at this time. Is this correct? And they did not have specific guidance for DOD at the time” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “The expression in the room that I recall was a sense that there was not an available mechanism to simply not spend money that has been in the case of notified to Congress,” “So the senior leaders were expressing that they didn’t see how this was legally available” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It really came quite out of the blue,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was quite abrupt. I believe we got an email. And it just said, OMB has lifted the hold,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression. In order to defend further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries’ abilities to defend themselves,” “That’s, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries. It’s in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 18, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 18, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 18, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 15, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 15, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

asianage Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I knew from my [special envoy] Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador [Bill] Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “So before the kind of press broke on it, we were hearing that there were signs of concern,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador [William] Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told ( about Kurt Volker ) : “The context for the discussion that I had with Ambassador Volker related specifically to the path that he was pursuing to lift the hold would be to get them to make this statement, but the only reason they would do that is because there was, you know, something valuable,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper added : “affirmed that we believed sufficient progress has been made,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “there was just this issue of the White House chief of staff has conveyed that the President has concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : ”My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : ”Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

iran-daily Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wsau Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their – in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "There were two specific things that the Government of Ukraine wanted during this time frame," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I knew from my [special envoy] Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador [Bill] Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their —in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "They are trying to negotiate a peace with Russia, and if they are seen as weak, and if they are seen to lack the backing of the United States for their armed forces, it makes it much more difficult for them to negotiate a peace on terms that are good for Ukraine," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In that meeting immediately deputies began to raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper added : “The comments in the room at the deputies’ level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out. And at that meeting the deputies agreed to look into the legalities and to look at what was possible,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

nan Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

trust2 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “there was just this issue of the White House chief of staff has conveyed that the President has concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

unian-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : “There were two specific things that the Government of Ukraine wanted during this time frame,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “They had been looking for a public acknowledgement of the assistance,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “We got a question from my chain of command forwarded down from the chief of staff, I believe, from the Department of Defense, asking for a follow-up on a meeting with the President,” “The way the email was phrased, it said follow-up from POTUS meeting, so follow-up from a meeting with the President. So, you know, I'm thinking that the questions were probably questions from the President. That's how I interpreted that subject line” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “There was discussion in that session about the—about OMB [The White House Office of Management and Budget] saying that they were holding the Congressional Notification related to FMF [the State Department aid],” “We tried to clarify, there's no guidance for DOD at this time. Is this correct? And they did not have specific guidance for DOD at the time” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “The expression in the room that I recall was a sense that there was not an available mechanism to simply not spend money that has been in the case of notified to Congress,” “So the senior leaders were expressing that they didn’t see how this was legally available” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It really came quite out of the blue,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was quite abrupt. I believe we got an email. And it just said, OMB has lifted the hold,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression. In order to defend further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries’ abilities to defend themselves,” “That’s, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries. It’s in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : “There were two specific things that the Government of Ukraine wanted during this time frame. … [One was] a hosted visit at the White House. And the other was Ukraine security assistance,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “If they are seen as weak, and if they are seen as lacking the backing of the United States for their Armed Forces, it makes it much more difficult for them to negotiate a peace on terms that are good for Ukraine,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “There were many affirmative statements that the Congress has appropriated this, we need to obligate it,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So the comments in the room at the deputies' level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out," External link

upi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "work with the government of Ukraine to tackle corruption and they were going to find ways to engage the president on this," External link

upi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

firstpost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “there was just this issue of the White House chief of staff has conveyed that the President has concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," "It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "When my office responded to these questions, we speculated that perhaps someone in the White House had seen our press release and then seen an article that came out after the press release," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “We were quite concerned about the ability to execute,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

wkbw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper added : "The comments in the room at the deputies' level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out. And at that meeting the deputies agreed to look into the legalities and to look at what was possible," External link

wkbw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance," External link

wkbw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper added : "The comments in the room at the deputies' level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out. And at that meeting the deputies agreed to look into the legalities and to look at what was possible," External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance," External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “If they are seen as weak, and if they are seen to lack the backing of the United States for their Armed Forces, it makes it much more difficult for them to negotiate a peace on terms that are good for Ukraine,” External link

thehill Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So in that meeting he did mention something to me that, you know, was the first about somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make that would somehow disavow any interference in U.S. elections and would commit to the prosecution of any individuals involved in election interference," "And that was about as specific as it got" External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "I'm not an expert on the law, but in that meeting immediately deputies began to raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion because there was broad understanding in the meeting that the funding -- the State Department funding related to an earmark for Ukraine and that the DOD funding was specific to Ukraine security assistance," External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "It could have been my inference, yes, a very strong inference that there was some knowledge on the part of the Ukrainians," External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression," "In order to deter further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries’ abilities to defend themselves. That’s, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries. It’s in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world" External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make," External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make," External link

sltrib Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," "It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine," External link

sltrib Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

trust Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” “It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT



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Laura Cooper told : "The Ukrainian Embassy staff asked, 'What is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?'" External link

globalsecurity Friday, November 22, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "On 25 July a member of my staff got a question from a Ukrainian embassy contact asking what was going on with US security assistance," External link

independent-UK Friday, November 22, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told : “The Ukrainian embassy staff asked, ‘What is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?’” External link

rferl Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “That’s correct. That provision pertains to the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25 at 2:31 PM. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received on July 25 at 4:25 P.M. That email said that the Hill knows about the FMF situation to an extent and so does the Ukrainian embassy,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper explained : “The way I would phrase it is that there was some kind of an issue,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

kcci Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

kcci Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified ( about On Thursday ) : "On the issue of Ukraine's knowledge of the hold or of Ukraine asking questions about possible issues with the flow of assistance, my staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Let me say at the outset that I have never discussed this or any other matter with the president and never heard directly from him about this matter," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wcvb Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wcvb Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “I would say that specifically the Ukrainian Embassy asked ‘what is going on with’ Ukrainian security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I would say specifically the Ukrainian embassy staff asked, 'what is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?'" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I would say specifically the Ukrainian embassy staff asked, 'what is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?'" External link

ABCnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. One was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper disse : "A equipe da embaixada ucraniana perguntou: 'O que está acontecendo com a assistência de segurança ucraniana?'" External link

em Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "On July 25 a member of my staff got a question from a Ukrainian Embassy contact asking what was going on with U.S. security assistance," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "On the issue of Ukraine's knowledge of the hold or of Ukraine asking questions about possible issues with the flow of assistance, my staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Let me say at the outset that I have never discussed this or any other matter with the president and never heard directly from him about this matter," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wesh Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I would say that, specifically, the Ukrainian embassy staff asked, 'What is going on with Ukrainian security assistance?" External link

afp-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My staff showed me two unclassified emails that they received from the State Department. one was received on July 25th at 2:31 pm. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wyff4 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wxii12 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

fox35orlando Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "One was received on July 25, at 2:31 p.m. That email said that the Ukrainian embassy and House Foreign Affairs Committee are asking about security assistance. The second email was received July 25th at 4:25 p.m.," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In a series of interagency meetings, I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine," External link

wmur Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

fox35orlando Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," "It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking, 'OK, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue,'" External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue,” External link

thehill Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "Thanks obviously to the Congress we got the language in the continuing resolution that thankfully will enable us to obligate all of the funding, ultimately," External link

nbcnews Monday, November 18, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “They had been looking for a public acknowledgement of the assistance,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “We got a question from my chain of command forwarded down from the chief of staff, I believe, from the Department of Defense, asking for a follow-up on a meeting with the President,” “The way the email was phrased, it said follow-up from POTUS meeting, so follow-up from a meeting with the President. So, you know, I'm thinking that the questions were probably questions from the President. That's how I interpreted that subject line” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “There was discussion in that session about the—about OMB [The White House Office of Management and Budget] saying that they were holding the Congressional Notification related to FMF [the State Department aid],” “We tried to clarify, there's no guidance for DOD at this time. Is this correct? And they did not have specific guidance for DOD at the time” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “The expression in the room that I recall was a sense that there was not an available mechanism to simply not spend money that has been in the case of notified to Congress,” “So the senior leaders were expressing that they didn’t see how this was legally available” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It really came quite out of the blue,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was quite abrupt. I believe we got an email. And it just said, OMB has lifted the hold,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression. In order to defend further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries’ abilities to defend themselves,” “That’s, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries. It’s in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world” External link

thedailybeast Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 18, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 18, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Monday, November 18, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 15, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "So I walked away from the meeting on the 23rd thinking okay, we know that this is, you know, a larger issue," External link

CBSnews Friday, November 15, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

asianage Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I knew from my [special envoy] Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador [Bill] Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

independent-UK Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “So before the kind of press broke on it, we were hearing that there were signs of concern,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador [William] Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told ( about Kurt Volker ) : “The context for the discussion that I had with Ambassador Volker related specifically to the path that he was pursuing to lift the hold would be to get them to make this statement, but the only reason they would do that is because there was, you know, something valuable,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper added : “affirmed that we believed sufficient progress has been made,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “there was just this issue of the White House chief of staff has conveyed that the President has concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : ”My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : ”Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

iran-daily Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wsau Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their – in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "There were two specific things that the Government of Ukraine wanted during this time frame," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper told : "I knew from my [special envoy] Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador [Bill] Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their view that this assistance was essential," "And they were trying to find ways to engage the president on this" External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their —in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "They are trying to negotiate a peace with Russia, and if they are seen as weak, and if they are seen to lack the backing of the United States for their armed forces, it makes it much more difficult for them to negotiate a peace on terms that are good for Ukraine," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "In that meeting immediately deputies began to raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion," External link

sentinelsource Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper added : “The comments in the room at the deputies’ level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out. And at that meeting the deputies agreed to look into the legalities and to look at what was possible,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

nan Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

trust2 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “there was just this issue of the White House chief of staff has conveyed that the President has concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

unian-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : “There were two specific things that the Government of Ukraine wanted during this time frame,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wsaw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "My sense is that all of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," External link

wkyt Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “They had been looking for a public acknowledgement of the assistance,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “We got a question from my chain of command forwarded down from the chief of staff, I believe, from the Department of Defense, asking for a follow-up on a meeting with the President,” “The way the email was phrased, it said follow-up from POTUS meeting, so follow-up from a meeting with the President. So, you know, I'm thinking that the questions were probably questions from the President. That's how I interpreted that subject line” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “There was discussion in that session about the—about OMB [The White House Office of Management and Budget] saying that they were holding the Congressional Notification related to FMF [the State Department aid],” “We tried to clarify, there's no guidance for DOD at this time. Is this correct? And they did not have specific guidance for DOD at the time” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “The expression in the room that I recall was a sense that there was not an available mechanism to simply not spend money that has been in the case of notified to Congress,” “So the senior leaders were expressing that they didn’t see how this was legally available” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It really came quite out of the blue,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “It was quite abrupt. I believe we got an email. And it just said, OMB has lifted the hold,” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression. In order to defend further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries’ abilities to defend themselves,” “That’s, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries. It’s in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world” External link

thedailybeast Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper told : “There were two specific things that the Government of Ukraine wanted during this time frame. … [One was] a hosted visit at the White House. And the other was Ukraine security assistance,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “If they are seen as weak, and if they are seen as lacking the backing of the United States for their Armed Forces, it makes it much more difficult for them to negotiate a peace on terms that are good for Ukraine,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “There were many affirmative statements that the Congress has appropriated this, we need to obligate it,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So the comments in the room at the deputies' level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out," External link

upi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "work with the government of Ukraine to tackle corruption and they were going to find ways to engage the president on this," External link

upi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

firstpost Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “there was just this issue of the White House chief of staff has conveyed that the President has concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "All of the senior leaders of the US. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “All of the senior leaders of the US national security departments and agencies were all unified in their — in their view that this assistance was essential,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," "It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "When my office responded to these questions, we speculated that perhaps someone in the White House had seen our press release and then seen an article that came out after the press release," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So at that point, we were concerned, because this notion that there was guidance that was broadly applicable to Ukraine security assistance was a source of concern, but the only specific was related to that Congressional Notification for FMF," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “We were quite concerned about the ability to execute,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

wkbw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper added : "The comments in the room at the deputies' level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out. And at that meeting the deputies agreed to look into the legalities and to look at what was possible," External link

wkbw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance," External link

wkbw Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "I knew from my Kurt Volker conversation and also from sort of the alarm bells that were coming from Ambassador (Bill) Taylor and his team that there were Ukrainians who knew about this," External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper added : "The comments in the room at the deputies' level reflected a sense that there was not an understanding of how this could legally play out. And at that meeting the deputies agreed to look into the legalities and to look at what was possible," External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "It was unanimous with the exception of the statements by OMB representatives, and those statements were relaying higher level guidance," External link

newschannel5 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : “If they are seen as weak, and if they are seen to lack the backing of the United States for their Armed Forces, it makes it much more difficult for them to negotiate a peace on terms that are good for Ukraine,” External link

thehill Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "So in that meeting he did mention something to me that, you know, was the first about somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make that would somehow disavow any interference in U.S. elections and would commit to the prosecution of any individuals involved in election interference," "And that was about as specific as it got" External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "I'm not an expert on the law, but in that meeting immediately deputies began to raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion because there was broad understanding in the meeting that the funding -- the State Department funding related to an earmark for Ukraine and that the DOD funding was specific to Ukraine security assistance," External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper testified : "It could have been my inference, yes, a very strong inference that there was some knowledge on the part of the Ukrainians," External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression," "In order to deter further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries’ abilities to defend themselves. That’s, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries. It’s in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world" External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make," External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make," External link

sltrib Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : "Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves," "It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine," External link

sltrib Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : "All of the senior leaders of the U.S. national security departments and agencies were all unified in their - in their view that this assistance was essential," External link

trust Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Somehow an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Laura Cooper said : “Security assistance is vital to helping the Ukrainians be able to defend themselves,” “It is also within the U.S. national interest to provide security assistance to Ukraine,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT



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