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  • Mulvaney to file his own impeachment lawsuit, lawyers say

    11/12/2019 3:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2019 | Eric Tucker
    White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, withdrawing his bid to join a separate case filed last month by a former Trump adviser, his attorneys said Monday. The plans were revealed in a court filing in which Mulvaney abandoned his earlier request to become part of a suit by Charles Kupperman, President Donald Trump’s former deputy national security adviser. Lawyers for Mulvaney had asked Friday evening to join that lawsuit, saying his case presented similar legal issues to that of Kupperman. But they switched course following...
  • White House Official Testifies that Mulvaney Signed Off on Quid Pro Quo with Ukraine

    11/08/2019 12:28:12 PM PST · by Mariner · 45 replies
    NRO via Yahoo ^ | November 8th, 2019 | Zachary Evans
    Former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill has testified that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney approved a quid-pro-quo in which President Trump would meet with his Ukranian counterpart if he first agreed to open investigations that would benefit Trump politically. Hill’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was released on Friday along with the testimony of NSC official Alexander Vindman. “Ambassador [to the European Union Gordon] Sondland, in front of the Ukrainians…was talking about how he had an agreement with Chief of Staff Mulvaney for a meeting with the Ukrainians if they were going to go forward...
  • Hmmm: House Dems Subpoena Mick Mulvaney … After Declining To Subpoena John Bolton?

    11/08/2019 6:43:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Curious indeed. Yesterday, House Democrats poo-poohed the idea of going through the subpoena process to get John Bolton’s testimony, claiming that they didn’t want to play Donald Trump’s delaying game. Overnight, however, NBC News reports that they now have subpoenaed Mick Mulvaney, even though it’s clear he won’t show without a court order either: The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to testify Friday as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, an official working on the probe told NBC News.Mulvaney, one of the highest-ranking officials subpoenaed in the inquiry...
  • Mulvaney subpoenaed by House Democrats in impeachment inquiry

    11/07/2019 7:53:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 07 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday evening to appear at a deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry Friday morning. “Mr. Mulvaney has the opportunity to uphold his oath to the nation and constitution by testifying tomorrow under oath about matters of keen national importance,” an official working on the impeachment inquiry said late Thursday. “We hope Mr. Mulvaney does not hide behind the President’s ongoing efforts to conceal the truth and obstruct our investigation.” Mulvaney is unlikely to show up for the appearance despite the subpoena. The White House has...
  • Trump blasts report that Conway or Mnuchin might replace Mulvaney: 'Fake News!'

    10/22/2019 11:27:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    President Trump fired off a late-night Twitter message Tuesday, slamming as “Fake News!” a story that said top aides Kellyanne Conway and Steve Mnuchin were under consideration to replace acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. “Wrong, never even discussed this with Kellyane Conway or Steve Mnuchin,” the president wrote. “Just more Fake News!”
  • Romney: Mulvaney’s Presser ‘of Real Concern’ – Holding Funding for Political Purposes

    10/22/2019 6:13:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking to reporters on Monday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) stated that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that the Trump administration held up funding to Ukraine partially due to a desire to have Ukraine carry out an investigation regarding the 2016 election and holding up funds “to fulfill a political purpose is a real problem.” Romney said, “Obviously, what he said in the press conference was of real concern. Because he said, in effect, that they were holding up funding going to Ukraine, in part based upon a desire to have Ukraine carry out an investigation...
  • Mulvaney insists no quid pro quo with Ukraine after WH comments: ‘I didn’t say that’

    10/20/2019 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney insists he did not admit to wrongdoing by President Trump after comments he made during a marathon press briefing Thursday were interpreted as evidence of a quid pro quo linking military aid to Ukraine with an investigation of potential Ukrainian involvement with Democrats during the 2016 election. Democrats have accused Trump of temporarily delaying $391 million in aid in order to leverage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping the probe. Mulvaney seemed to indicate that the two were connected, but now he claims it was a misunderstanding. “That’s what people are saying...
  • GOP leader defends Mulvaney amid backlash over quid pro quo comments

    10/18/2019 10:22:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Friday defended acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney amid backlash over his remarks suggesting that Ukraine aid was connected to the president’s call for the country to launch a probe into Democrats. McCarthy noted during a press conference that Mulvaney sought to walk back his remarks later in the day on Thursday, arguing the White House official "clarified his statement" and that he "takes Mick Mulvaney at his word for his clarification." “I think Mick was very clear in cleaning up the statement, that there was no quid pro quo. Everybody...
  • Mark Levin blasts Democrats, media for attacking Mick Mulvaney: 'It's so absurd'

    10/17/2019 11:39:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/19 | Charles Creitz | Fox News
    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said nothing wrong or incriminating during a widely criticized news conference, according to radio host Mark Levin. The former South Carolina Republican congressman's exchange with the White House press corps was just the latest example of the media defending Democrats in trying to push a Trump-Ukraine narrative, Levin claimed Thursday on "The Mark Levin Show" on Westwood One. "Of course the media and the Democrats are seizing on something he said," Levin said. "Every day, it's something else to prove there was a quid pro quo. It's so absurd." "Of course the...
  • Press Briefing by Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney

    10/17/2019 7:16:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | 10/17/19 | Whitehouse
    James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:39 P.M. EDT MR. MULVANEY: Hey, guys. How are you all? First thing’s first: I want to comment very briefly on Mr. Cummings’s passing. For those of you who know, I was in Congress for a couple years with Mr. Cummings, and — on the committee with him. I had a chance to work with him on a day in, day out basis. And he will be missed. He was — he was a classy guy, and I enjoyed much working with him. And the condolences from my family and all of the White...
  • Donald Trump DID hold up military aid to Ukraine to force investigation, says White House, but to...

    10/17/2019 11:49:58 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    dm ^ | 10/17/2019 | geoff earle
    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged that he held up $390 million in security aide for Ukraine in order to pressure the country into pursuing a 2016 election probe being demanded by President Trump. Trump and top administration officials have vigorously denied any 'quid pro quo' with Ukraine following a whistleblower's report that the White House was demanding a probe of the Bidens as well as Trump's conspiracy theory that the DNC server might be in Ukraine's possession. In a rare White House briefing, Mulvaney denied any knowledge of a company linked to Hunter Biden – but...
  • Democratic congressman says Mulvaney "co-signed the President's confession"

    10/17/2019 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Blogger · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/17/19 | Sam Fossum and Manu Raju
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, reacted to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's remarks that aid to Ukraine was in fact tied to President Trump’s wish for an investigation into the 2016 election. "He co-signed the President's confession, I guess," he told reporters as he left the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility at Capitol Hill. Swalwell reiterated that Trump still deserves a fair process even though he believes the President has confessed. "We have a confession from the President," Swalwell said. "When a suspect confesses you can reduce the number of witnesses you...
  • White House to Democrats seeking Trump tax returns: 'Never'

    04/07/2019 1:00:01 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-07-19 | Doina Chiacu
    President Donald Trump’s tax returns will never be handed over to Democratic lawmakers, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday, defying an effort in Congress to learn more about the real estate mogul’s personal finances.Asked on “Fox News Sunday” if congressional Democrats will succeed in obtaining the Republican president’s tax returns, Mulvaney said: “No, never. Nor should they.” He dismissed an effort to obtain the returns, launched on Wednesday by U.S. House of Representatives tax committee Chairman Richard Neal, as a political ploy from Democrats who will never stop attacking Trump.
  • Mulvaney: Democrats will 'never' see Trump's tax returns

    04/07/2019 8:41:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 07 2019 | Michael Burke
    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that Democrats will "never" see President Trump's tax returns. "Nor should they. That’s an issue that was already litigated during the election. Voters knew the president could have given his tax returns, they knew that he didn’t, and they elected him anyway," Mulvaney said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday." He added that Democrats "know they're not going to" get the tax returns. "They just want attention on the issue because they don’t want to talk to us about policy," he said. Last week, House Democrats formally requested Trump's...
  • Mulvaney poised to become permanent White House chief of staff: report

    03/19/2019 5:22:22 AM PDT · by be-baw · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2019 | Brett Samuels
    The White House intends to make acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's role permanent according to a Tuesday report. Politico, citing four current and former senior administration officials reports that the change to drop “ acting ” from Mulvaney's title is forthcoming. The officials warn that President Trump will ultimately make the final decision and he could change his mind. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill, but asked at a press briefing last week about the chances of removing "acting" from Mulvaney's title, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there's "certainly...
  • Mick Mulvaney Drops A HUGE Hint On Border Wall Funding…

    02/10/2019 9:33:39 AM PST · by Based Newsman · 65 replies
    Acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney with Chris Wallace a few hours ago... Mulvaney: Trump can ‘move money around’ to get wall funding Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says that President Trump will pull from several pots of money to fulfill his pledge to build a Southern border wall, indicating the White House is prepared to accept a deal from Congress that doesn’t fully meet the president’s full $5.7 billion border request. “We’ll take as much money as you can give us and then we’ll go off and find the money someplace else, legally,...
  • White House won't rule out another shutdown

    02/10/2019 9:22:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The White House said Sunday it cannot rule out another government shutdown as it gets mixed signals from Democrats and Republicans racing a Friday deadline to fund President Trump’s border-wall demands and keep federal operations humming. White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said proposed funding is all over the map and that Democrats’ are pushing to cap the number of detainee beds for people who cross into the U.S. illegally, causing talks to stall. “The government shutdown is still on the table. We do not want it to come to that, but that option is still open to the...
  • Trump lashed out at Mulvaney during meeting with Democrats (winning)

    01/13/2019 5:16:39 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 14, 2019 | Boris Sanchez
    (CNN) President Donald Trump lashed out at acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during a Situation Room meeting with Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, earlier this month, a White House official said Sunday. According to the official, Trump cut Mulvaney off toward the end of an unproductive meeting on re-opening the federal government, as Mulvaney was attempting to negotiate up from the $1.3 billion Democrats offered the White House. "Stop, stop, just stop -- What are you doing? You're f---ing it all up, Mick," Trump said, according to the official who was in...
  • Memo For Next White House Chief Of Staff: "Personnel Equals Policy"

    12/15/2018 1:10:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 14 December 2018 | Chris Farrell
    Whoever the next White House chief of staff may be, I offer the following advice with the benefit of 35 years of experience as an Army officer, intelligence case officer, defense contractor, educator and fiduciary of a national, nonprofit government watchdog organization.
  • Anthony Scaramucci on Trump's White House shakeup

    12/15/2018 8:20:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-15-18
    Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci weighs in on 'Justice with Judge Jeanine.'