No NBC ‘News,’ Mulvaney Didn’t Admit to Quid Pro Quo


Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters today that the Ukraine aid was held up in part for political reasons.

“Get over it,” he told the reporters. “There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy.”

“That is going to happen,” he added. “Elections have consequences.”

Mulvaney, on Thursday, said part of the reason the aid to Ukraine was held up was that the president had concerns about corruption in Ukraine related to the 2016 election.

Mulvaney said the president also has a strong distaste for foreign aid and doesn’t like “spending money overseas.”

Ukraine is very corrupt, and we do send much to much ‘aid’ to most countries in the world, including countries that hate us.

Democrats and Ukraine did collude in 2016 to influence the election. Democrat operatives asked for dirt, and the Ukraine officials came up with the Manafort black book, which has never been verified.

Corruption by anyone in the election needs to be taken seriously and investigated.

“The look back to what happened in 2016 certainly was part of the thing he was worried about in corruption with that nation, and that is absolutely appropriate,” Mulvaney said.

Asked if Ukraine’s decision whether or not to probe the matter played a role in the nearly $400 million in aid that was frozen shortly before the July phone call, Mulvaney said “yes,” adding the money “ultimately then flowed.”

“We do that all the time with foreign policy,” he said, adding that the administration had also held up money to three Central American countries so that they would change their immigration policies.


Mulvaney insisted, however, that the hold up had “absolutely nothing to do with Biden.”

“I was involved with the process by which the money was held up temporarily, okay?” Mulvaney said. “Three issues for that. The corruption in the country, whether or not other countries were participating in the support of Ukraine, and whether or not they were cooperating in an ongoing investigation with our Department of Justice. That’s completely legitimate.”

All of those things are legitimate, but NBC News put those quotes deep into their article and encircled it with their many conspiracy theories.

There were no gifts in exchange for dirt on Biden. It was the Democrats who did that.

Mulvaney issued a statement afterwards, saying,
“Let me be clear, there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election,” Mulvaney said in a statement. “The president never told me to withhold any money until the Ukrainians.”

Everything was picked apart after the presser and his words twisted as if he admitted to quid pro quo, although he never said that.

The real quid pro quo parties are Joe Biden and his son Hunter.


Jim Acosta did his usual rude thing during the presser, and Mulvaney shut him down. He told Acosta he was “very rude.”

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Jules P Guidry
Jules P Guidry
4 years ago

I listened to the Mulvaney press conference and knew instantly that the faux news was gonna twist the words and try to fit them into their narrative. Its what they do. No surprise there.
The left and their propaganda machine, the press, know no bounds in their effort to overturn the ’16 election of Trump. I’ve come to expect nothing less from them. I am seldom, if ever, disappointed by that expectation.
If I were running the administration, I’d hold more pressers and slam them every chance I got. Discredit the hell outta them. They do a pretty good job of verifying that they are phony on a daily basis.
I’m lovin’ it.
Just sayin’.

Lisa Hawks
Lisa Hawks
4 years ago

this is sooooo unfair…Schitt can leak whatever the f**k he wants and twist it so far out of context…when is this sham going to be over? Piglosi is a coward for not voting for impeachment

Jules P Guidry
Jules P Guidry
4 years ago
Reply to  Lisa Hawks

Schitt and his faux leaks will catch up to him, eventually.
Patience is needed to see just how that will happen. I’m thinking it will happen about the time the AG reports come out. Right about now, the Barr is dotting all ‘i’s and crossing all the ‘t’s for an ironclad report, so there can be no doubt what the left has foisted on the citizens of this great nation for so long.
The left hears the hoofbeats of the horsemen, thus the hue and cry from their minions increases.
Just sayin’.