(Bloomberg)
(Bloomberg)
Mulvaney defended the president’s actions as commonplace and appropriate. “I have news for everybody: get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy.”
In admitting that Trump had personally intervened to award a multimillion-dollar summit to his own company, and that the president had also used taxpayer money as leverage to push a Ukrainian investigation into Democrats, Mulvaney embraced a Trumpian tactic: saying the quiet — and potentially illegal — part out loud.
The House speaker described the moment captured by a White House photographer when she challenged the president amid bipartisan anger of his decision on Syria.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney held a combative news conference as House investigators heard from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.
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Sondland said he "did not understand, until much later, that Mr. Giuliani’s agenda might have also included an effort to prompt the Ukrainians to investigate Vice President Biden or his son." It had been big news in the weeks before.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders left the meeting after what she described as the president’s “meltdown.”
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The Senate majority leader said that the trial could begin as soon as Thanksgiving and that the Senate would likely meet six days a week.
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