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Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'


Added 10-20-19 03:06:02pm EST - “The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said Sunday his words were taken out of context when he acknowledged Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was being tied to Trump seeking a political favor. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said Sunday his words were taken out of context when he acknowledged Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was being tied to Trump seeking a political favor.

President Trump's acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday again tried to control the damage from his earlier acknowledgement that the White House used nearly $400 million in aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate the 2016 presidential election.

Since Mulvaney made the stunning admission on Thursday, he has been walking the remarks back and assigning responsibility to the media, insisting his words have been misconstrued.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace, Mulvaney flatly denied what he had previously said during a televised news conference: that defense funding was frozen in part over the demand that Ukraine launch an investigation that could politically benefit Trump.

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