Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he never saw the kind of quid pro quo that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney referred to with regard to the decision-making process he was involved in on Ukraine.
“The President never told me to withhold any money until the Ukrainians did anything related to the server. The only reason we were holding the money was because of concern about LACK OF SUPPORT FROM OTHER NATIONS and CONCERNS OVER CORRUPTION.” Yesterday’s Mick Mulvaney statement
“Bolton instructed Fiona Hill to notify the chief lawyer for the NSC that Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications, Ms. Hill told the investigators...”
Mick Mulvaney telling that the $2 trillion deficit increase under Trump required Democratic votes is just a flat out falsehood. They used budget reconciliation to pass tax reform so they wouldn’t need Democrats.
The process for succession laid out in Dodd Frank is clear: Leandra English, not Mick Mulvaney, is the acting dir of . By attempting to install Mr. Mulvaney as director, the Trump admin is ignoring the established, legal order of succession that we purposefully put in place.