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WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged Thursday that it held up military aid to Ukraine as President Donald Trump pushed the country’s new leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a central question in the House impeachment inquiry .

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that Trump did nothing wrong in linking the aid to Ukraine’s investigation. He said the probe would simply be part of the Justice Department’s ongoing review of the 2016 election.

House Democrats, who are investigating whether the president engaged in a political quid pro quo when he asked the new Ukraine president to do a “favor,” immediately called it an admission of guilt.

Continue reading:  Mick Mulvaney says aid to Ukraine was held up to investigate Democrats

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  WOW!!!  Even William Barr’s Department of Justice is backing away from supporting Trump on this.  What an astonishing admission!

16 thoughts on “Mick Mulvaney says aid to Ukraine was held up to investigate Democrats

  1. Now he’s walking that statement back…that how the trump administration handles things….say something outrageous and then say you never said it….the base buys it every time.

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  2. He did say this on recorded record.
    Then he said he didn’t say it.
    On recorded record.
    So it goes..
    Trump held another rally after this, where he is becoming increasingly pure evil and not hiding it at all, stirring up his angry masses, who love his evilness more than they clearly love Jesus, who they say they love most.
    (Note: I say Trump is evil not mentally ill. I would not inaccurately and ignorantly insult mentally ill people by saying Trump is mentally ill.)
    Trump is evil.
    And the forces he is unleashing in angry white underachievers is evil.
    I understand the rage of these people.
    It needs to be listened to and fixed.
    Trump will never do this.
    The people who have economic power and back Trump wish to benefit from these angry, white, racist, underachievers, as they crush them in the cogs of their self interest.
    These power brokers with their fleeting wealth are Mephistophele’s hand maidens.
    It has come down to a battle between good and evil.
    Who do you think will win?

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    • Cindy, I think the Good versus Evil metaphor is appropriate in this case because so many people see it in those terms. I’ll point out, however, that Trump supporters also see it as good versus evil but with the opposite perspective as yours and mine. Who or what can objectively arbitrate this moral disagreement? Unless a higher power such as “God” exists and intervenes, there can be no decisive resolution.

      Regarding mental illness, I completely understand and appreciate your position. That I disagree – for obvious reasons – is not a personal criticism of you.

      Your point about “angry white underachievers” is spot-on.

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      • I’ll second that. It is, indeed, spot on. I never thought of his supporters quite in those terms for some reason, but it sums them up perfectly. They see in Trump a more powerful version of themselves getting back at a world that’s put them down and mistreated them. Sad thing is, Trump is NOT like them. He’s a privileged, spoiled-rotten, rich brat who’s using them to get what he wants and he himself will be the one to eventually mistreat them all horribly along with the rest of us.

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