Friday, October 18, 2019

'Get Over It.' Trump Tied Ukraine Funding to an Investigation of the DNC, Says Mick Mulvaney

“The look back to what happened in 2016 certainly was part of the things he was worried about in corruption with that nation. And that is absolutely appropriate,” Mulvaney told reporters in the White House briefing room. In response to a question about whether the White House told Ukraine that funding will not flow to the unless the investigation into the Democratic server happened as well, Mulvaney said: “We do that all the time with foreign policy.”

Mulvaney confirmed that Trump had also brought up the debunked conspiracy that Ukrainian individuals were involved in the investigation into the Russian hacking of the DNC server in 2016. There was no such involvement. “Did he also mention to me in [the] past the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely,” Mulvaney said of a conversation he had with Trump. “No question about that. But that’s it, and that’s why we held up the money.”

Political influence in foreign policy is “going to happen,” Mulvaney said. “I have news for everybody: Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy,” said Mulvaney. “That is going to happen. Elections have consequences, and foreign policy is going to change from the Obama administration to the Trump administration.” One consequence — domestic politics bleeding into Trump’s foreign policy — has now spilled into the open.


  1. I think a lot of people dislike Mr. Trump. So it's a win-win situation.

    If Mr. Trump is re-elected they will suffer.

    If Mr. Trump is defeated, they will suffer even more. Because Mr. Trump will go back to living the life of a billionaire. And those who opposed him will discover they are still unhappy.

    Only now they will have nothing to pin their future hoped for happiness on.

  2. thanks for your words of wisdom
    now I know why you were so sad with Rav Shmuel who is only interested in happiness and you wanted the truth
    you are right
    only happiness no more search for truth and consistency
    please remind me when I forget this lesson and try to get to the truth

  3. I have nothing personal against Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky. My dispute centers on his presenting himself as a Gadol in Torah, but speaking and behaving like a politician.

    On the other hand, Mr. Trump projects an image of a politician but is being held to the standard we expect of those who are beholden not to hundreds of millions of citizens but to nothing but the truth.


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