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Former Trump advisor: Biden admin has no end goal for Ukraine war

Victoria Coates says that the Biden administration isn't united on how to support Ukraine.

Published: November 18, 2022 3:42pm

Updated: November 18, 2022 9:04pm

Former Donald Trump advisor Victoria Coates said the Biden administration doesn't have an end goal for its involvement in the war in Ukraine.

"I think it's a lot of confusion within the administration," Victoria Coates said on Friday's edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "You'll hear the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Milley saying he wants to negotiate. Then we hear from the National Security Council that we don't want to negotiate. So there's friction within the administration. Unfortunately, I think that means we don't have strong direction from the top."

Coates speculated that conflicting agendas within the administration were undermining Washington's response to the conflict.

"They're all arguing about what kind of weapon weapon systems they may or may not give the Ukrainians," Coates said. "They're arguing about whether or not they should negotiate. It's very confusing."

Coates said that this inevitably will lead to scrutiny from the next Congress.

"This is why you have a lot of concern out of the new Congress for these huge supplemental requests that are coming in," Coates explained. "What's the purpose here? Because if we have a strategy to win, and I think the Ukrainians have shown the will to win, how do we get them across that finish line sooner rather than later so the American people aren't still feeling the pain of this conflict?"

"We're up against $100 billion of support to Ukraine over the course of the last 10 months," Coates said. "Now, maybe I would spend more money if it means we're going to defeat Putin, but I don't hear that from the President. So I'm wondering why, in these difficult times, we're spending all this taxpayer money." 

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