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Mulvaney Acknowledges Quid Pro Quo In Trump Ukraine Call, Says ‘Get Over It'


Added 10-17-19 03:54:03pm EST - “The acting White House chief of staff told reporters, "We do that all the time," when asked about withholding aid for political help.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Mulvaney Acknowledges Quid Pro Quo In Trump Ukraine Call, Says ‘Get Over It’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The 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.”

“Get over it,” he added later. “There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy. ... That is going to happen. Elections have consequences.”

"To be clear, what you described is a quid pro quo" -- Here's Mick Mulvaney casually admitting that Trump held up aid to Ukraine as leverage to get the Ukrainian government to investigate the 2016 election pic.twitter.com/ylz7BKEmKd

Mulvaney also revealed Thursday that the Trump administration was withholding aid from Ukraine to coerce the country into investigating the Democratic National Committee’s server and corruption in the 2016 election ― not Trump’s political rival former Vice President Joe Biden.

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