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Mulvaney Acknowledges Quid Pro Quo In Trump Ukraine Call, Says `Get Over It'  HufPo
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted on Thursday that President Donald Trump withheld foreign aid in order to get Ukraine's help in the U.S. election.

"We do that all the time with foreign policy," Mulvaney responded when ABC News reporter Jon Karl pointed out that withholding funding from Ukraine "unless the investigation into the Democrats' server happens" is a "quid pro quo."


Apparently Mulvaney missed the part where if the quid pro quo is for a corrupt purpose it is NOT legal. Now we are up to two public confessions of corruption with respect to Ukraine. Trump and now Mulvaney make strong cases that they do not understand the difference between legal and illegal activity. Ipso facto disqualification for holding public office.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 18th, 2019 at 02:57:26 AM EST
Worse, Mulvaney was given two more opportunities by incredulous reporters to walk that back, but, of course, he just doubled down - until later, after having talked to White House counsel.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 18th, 2019 at 03:06:10 AM EST
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There is a difference between "getting dirt on an opponent" and a criminal inquiry. there is enough evidence to strongly indicate that Hillary Clinton's server broke the AND contained evidence of her hiring foreigners to electioneer.FBI chief James Comey said as much.  Biden's own words indicate that he used his official position to protect his son from criminal investigation. And that is a US crime.
Trump, as President, requesting official aide in a criminal investigation from a foreign Head of State is no crime.  It's much more legitimate than the POTUS requesting Julian assange be held without bail.
by StillInTheWilderness on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 01:22:29 AM EST
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