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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday" that reporters misinterpreted comments he made on Oct. 17 about President Trump conditioning $400 million in aid to Ukraine on its government opening political investigations.

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I watched the video, a few times. I came to the same conclusion that the media came to.

Act CoS Mulvaney also must have come to the same conclusion, as he has been trying to use multiple different explanations to dismiss what he stated, finally settling upon this Administration's go-to "blame the media" cop-out.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-20 02:11 PM | Reply

#2 they only go to that well over and over because the idiots believe it every time.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-20 02:31 PM | Reply

There is no walking back what he said. Their plan to "normalize" what Trump did might have worked but Mulvaney isn't a great poker player. He folded like an old dish towel.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-20 02:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's Allies Craft List of Potential Mulvaney Replacements
www.bloomberg.com

...Some of Donald Trump's closest associates are assembling a roster of possible replacements if the president decides to replace Mick Mulvaney, his acting chief of staff, said three people close to the situation.

Among those said to be on the list are...

While there are few signs Trump is in a hurry to replace him, some White House aides were unhappy with Mulvaney's performance at a press conference on Thursday, the people said. Mulvaney said that the White House had withheld nearly $400 million in U.S. security aid to Ukraine in part to urge an investigation of a 2016 election conspiracy theory to discredit Democrats.

"I have news for everybody: Get over it. There's going to be political influence in foreign policy," Mulvaney said in the White House press briefing room....


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-20 06:07 PM | Reply

I suspect that Mulvaney was expecting a bit more deference from Faux News, but he sure walked into it with Chris Wallace. First Mulvaney argued that what people heard on Thursday during that press briefing was not what he said, and that when we heard him say three, we were wrong because he had actually said two, despite what the videos might show. But he didn't help the president all that much when he admitted that Trump considers himself a hotelier FIRST, which by implication would seem to say that he thinks his day job is secondary. After all, he's making virtually nothing for the hours he spends in the Oval Office compared to what he brings in from his role as the owner of the Trump Organization, and if nothing else, looking at his past, we all know that for him, the money always came first.

OCU

#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-20 06:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Among those said to be on the list are...

Ivanka.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-10-20 06:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

@#5 ... I suspect that Mulvaney was expecting a bit more deference from Faux News, but he sure walked into it with Chris Wallace....

Stephen Miller did the same thing a couple weeks ago. He went on Chris Wallace's show, and go visibly flustered when Mr Wallace challenged what Mr Miller was saying with facts.

fwiw, I've heard that Chris Wallace will be replacing the spot left open by Mr Smith's recent departure from Fox News.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-20 07:48 PM | Reply

@#6

go visibly --> got visibly

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-20 07:49 PM | Reply

Among those said to be on the list are...

Ivanka.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-10-20 06:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Her first presser will be a critical rebuke of how Hunter Biden only got where he is because of his daddy.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-21 06:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I suspect that Mulvaney was expecting a bit more deference from Faux News, but he sure walked into it with Chris Wallace....

Chris Wallace will be the next one to "resign" from Faux Nooze after Barr has another meeting with Murdcoch.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-21 06:51 AM | Reply

Mulvaney on Thursday: Of course there was a quid pro quo, we do it all the time, get over it.

Mulvaney on Sunday: I never said quid pro quo, that interview never happened and whoever that was on tape, it wasn't me. I was home with my wife...er....Morgan Fairchild...yeah that's the ticket.

#11 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-21 06:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So....
Will Mickey "Big Mouth" be fired from one or both of his jobs in the administration? Can he be fired if he was only 'Acting'? And what about the handsy guy behind the curtain? Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of "As the White House Turns"...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2019-10-21 09:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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