The Hill reports:
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney insisted he never said the Trump administration expected a quid pro quo between U.S. aid to Ukraine and that Kiev launching investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden during a withering interview on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace.
“You were asked specifically by Jonathan Karl was investigating Democrats one of the conditions for holding up the aid, was part of the quid pro quo, and you said ‘it happens all the time,'” Wallace said, referring to the ABC reporter who had questioned Mulvaney on Thursday.
Mulvaney conceded that he could see how people took his comments “the wrong way” but again insisted he never used the words “quid pro quo.” He also said that the fact that the aid to Ukraine was eventually sent should “put the matter to bed.”
Mulvaney admits to the quid pro quo. “We do that all the time.”
Wallace: “Why did you say…that [Trump] had ordered a quid pro quo…that aid to Ukraine depended on investigating the Democrats?”
Mulvaney: “I didn’t say that.”
— CAP Action (@CAPAction) October 20, 2019
Watch as Mick Mulvaney tells Americans what they saw/heard him say in front of cameras isn’t what they saw/heard. So Chris Wallace rolls tape to prove what we saw/heard…
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) October 20, 2019
The White House Chief of Staff is having a complete meltdown on Fox News Sunday right now.
Mulvaney’s core strategy is the denying he said things that HE SAID IN FRONT OF CAMERAS
So he denies it, and then Wallace plays the tape.
It’s incredible. https://t.co/HcWcHlCYUo
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 20, 2019