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Foreign aid to one country can impact entire region

He knows the time, money and "hundreds and hundreds of man hours" it takes to maintain relationships with American allies. In the case of the Ukraine affair, in which President Trump delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in much-needed military aid, actions like that, Franken said, have devastating ripple effects.

"There are impactful actions as a result of changing what we give one country for an entire region," Franken said. "And I can't think of an area, worldwide, where that's more important than in [Vladimir] Putin's Russia today. It's purely an abuse of office and an obstruction of justice in trying to cover it up."

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette on 2020 Iowa Senate race , Apr 7, 2020

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