The decision was made with concern that such a probe could duplicate or interfere with the impeachment investigation being conducted in the House of Representatives, according to a letter sent to senators on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Inspector General of the Department of Defense confirmed that they had sent a letter to several senior Democratic senators regarding the decision, but noted that "as circumstances develop, our decision may change."
The Democrats, who asked for the review, expressed their disappointment.
"We are disappointed that the Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General has refused to investigate the Ministry of Defense's delay in funding the Congressional Security Assistance Initiative," Senator Dick Durbin, in a statement, said in a statement. Illinois
He and several other top Democrats had sent a letter to the acting Inspector General in September asking him to investigate the delay, citing concerns that he "appears to have obstructed a statutory duty" The Ministry is providing assistance for security of Ukraine at a critical moment, and raises serious questions whether the employees of the Ministry of Defense participated in a scheme to target political opponents. "
" As a result, it is imperative that your service conduct a thorough review of the DoD's potential role in these allegations and provide its findings to Congressional Defense Commissions in a timely manner, "Durbin wrote in the letter to Acting Glenn Fine
The chamber conducting the study Impeachment claims that the president tried to use aid as a lever while pressuring Ukraine to investigate domestic rivals, according to them, evidence of indisputable.
The White House offers shifts and unclear accounts of why the detention was applied and what it caused Trump to eventually change course and release the money.
Administration officials tried to determine the delay in government bureaucracy. They cited reviews from national security agencies and another from the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that the funds were well spent. But detailed assessments were made before the freezing of funds in June. And there is little indication that any such process took place after the freeze.
She said Volker had told her at his meeting that he was trying to remove the hold, with the Ukrainians making a public statement that they would launch investigations sought by Trump.
The Government Accountability Office initiated the check after Sen. Chris Van Holen, Maryland Democrat, asked the U.S. Comptroller if the administration had violated the law by holding funds until the "last minute" and did not notify Congress of a decision, spokesman for the Charles office. Young.
Ryan Brown contributed to this report.