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.
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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!