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Stephanopoulos Busts Pompeo for Calling Ukraine Quid Pro Quo ‘Hypothetical': It's Not, Mulvaney Said It


Added 10-20-19 11:34:03am EST - “During his extensive Sunday interview with George Stephanopoulos, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit a wall when confronted over White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's recent press conference” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Mike Pompeo Calls Ukraine Quid Pro Quo 'Hypothetical'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

During his extensive Sunday interview with George Stephanopoulos, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit a wall when confronted over White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s recent press conference.

Mulvaney has been at the center of the news cycle ever since he admitted there was a quid pro quo when President Donald Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. Mulvaney has tried to walk back these remarks, but the incident has drawn new scrutiny to Trump, so Stephanopoulos asked Pompeo about the withholding of U.S. aid to Ukraine.

“I never saw that in the decision-making process that I was a part of,” Pompeo said. He went on to claim that “the people in Ukraine are safer and more secure” thanks to the actions of the Trump administration.

As Pompeo continued to distance himself from Mulvaney’s comments, Stephanopoulos continued to ask him if it was appropriate to hold back foreign aid in this situation.

“I’m not going to get into hypotheticals and secondary things based on what someone else has said,” Pompeo grumbled.

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