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Mulvaney pours gasoline on the impeachment fire

Posted On: Oct 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Mulvaney pours gasoline on the impeachment fire

QUID PRO SO WHAT? - Mick Mulvaney just handed impeachment investigators a gift. The acting White House chief of staff told reporters during a rare press briefing on Thursday that aid to Ukraine was tied to a request for a probe into the 2016 election, which is at the heart of Democrats' impeachment probe. “Did he also mention to me in the past the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question about that. But that's it, that's why we held up the money,” Mulvaney said, blowing up weeks of GOP messaging. “I have news for everybody: get over it. There's going to be political influence in foreign policy.” Mulvaney, who has been on thin ice in the White House, tried to walk the comments back hours later, saying “there was never any connection between the funds and the Ukrainians doing anything with the server." But the damage was already done, with Democrats likely to zero in on Mulvaney, who has emerged as a central player in the Ukraine pressure campaign. And as Kyle points out, virtually all of...

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