Tag Archives: Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney Emerges As Key Biden/Ukraine Villain

The Washington Post reports: In late May, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney organized a meeting that stripped control of the country’s relationship with Ukraine from those who had the most expertise at the National Security Council and the State Department. Instead, Mulvaney put an unlikely trio in charge of managing the U.S.-Ukraine account amid worrisome signs of …

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Mick Mulvaney May Be First To Exit Post-Whistleblower

CNN reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is on shaky ground in the wake of a bad week for President Trump, according to multiple sources with knowledge of discussions surrounding the whistleblower fallout. The sources say the President is not upset with Mulvaney for the White House releasing the summary of his July 25 call with Ukraine’s …

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WH Ordered Wilbur Ross To Force NOAA Statement

The New York Times reports: The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama, according to several people familiar with the events. Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the …

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Mulvaney: Don’t Blame Trump For Mass Shootings

Politico reports: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying mass shootings have been an issue for decades and he doesn’t “think it’s fair to try and lay this at the feet of the president.” After ABC’s Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl listed off the latest string of shootings since Trump’s inauguration, …

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Mick Mulvaney: Trump Isn’t Racist, He Just Hates Liars

Politico reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday President Donald Trump’s tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings were not racist, explaining the president was just fighting back against “lies.” On “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace pointed out that the median household income in Cummings’ district is in the upper half nationally and that Columbia, Md., …

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Trump Ejects Mulvaney From Interview For Coughing

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump appears to have booted acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney from the Oval Office for coughing during his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “Let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer,” Trump said in the footage released by the network. “I don’t like that, you know. I don’t like …

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Major Trump 2020 Donors To Be Courted At Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Cubs Owner Is Campaign Finance Chair

The New York Daily News reports: President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney along with other Republican Party bigwigs are hosting a campaign retreat for donors in Chicago this weekend where guests will be feted with a Wrigley Field reception in a “Friends and Family” suite including a Cubs-Cardinals rivalry game, according to a published report. Cubs co-owner …

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White House: Hiding The USS McCain From Trump’s View Wasn’t “An Unreasonable Thing To Ask” [VIDEO]

From the right wing outlet Newsmax: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said an administration staffer was responsible for the request to hide the USS John McCain warship during President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan — and sees nothing wrong with it. In an interview with NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Mulvaney said the advance team …

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REPORT: Mulvaney Warned Homeland Security Not To Bring Up Continued Russian Interference With Trump

The New York Times reports: In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as Homeland Security secretary: preparing for new and different Russian forms of interference in the 2020 election.  President Trump’s chief of staff told her not to bring it up in front of …

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Mick Mulvaney: Dems Will “Never” See Trump’s Taxes

The Hill reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that Democrats will “never” see President Trump’s tax returns. “Nor should they. That’s an issue that was already litigated during the election. Voters knew the president could have given his tax returns. They knew that he didn’t and they elected him anyway,” Mulvaney said during an appearance …

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REPORT: Mick Mulvaney Backed Obamacare Reversal, Other Cabinet Members Objected To Surprise Move

Politico reports: The Trump administration’s surprising move to invalidate Obamacare on Monday came despite the opposition of two key cabinet secretaries: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Attorney General Bill Barr. Driving the dramatic action were the administration’s domestic policy chief, Joe Grogan, and the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, Russ Vought, according to …

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WH Plots To Divert Unspent Funds To Border Wall

The Washington Post reports: The White House is firming up plans to redirect unspent federal dollars as a way of funding President Donald Trump’s border wall without taking the dramatic step of invoking a national emergency. Done by executive order, this plan would allow the White House to shift money from different budgetary accounts without congressional approval, circumventing Democrats who …

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Mick Mulvaney: Another Shutdown Is Still On The Table

The Washington Examiner reports:  “The president has to sign a piece of legislation in order to keep the government open. He cannot sign everything they put in front of him. There will be some things that simply we couldn’t agree to,” Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “So the government …

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Mick Mulvaney: Trump Caved Because He Was Winning

“Why he did what he did was because many Democrats had come to us, some of them privately, many of them spoke out publicly, that they are actually starting to agree with him on the necessity for a barrier on the southern border, and they had come to us and said, ‘Look, we agree with you, you’re winning the battle …

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WH Readies For Shutdown To Continue For Months

The Washington Post reports: White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has pressed agency leaders to provide him with a list of the highest-impact programs that will be jeopardized if the shutdown continues into March and April, people familiar with the directive said. Mulvaney wants the list no later than Friday, these people said, and it’s the firmest evidence …

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REPORT: Mick Mulvaney Already Plotting WH Escape

Vanity Fair reports: Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, installed in the job just before Christmas, may already be looking at escape routes. Unlike his long-suffering predecessor, John Kelly, Mulvaney has indicated he’s prepared to walk away if things go south with the president. “Mick has both eyes open,” said a person who spoke with Mulvaney recently. “So far, Trump …

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Mick Mulvaney On “Motherfucker” Comment: Nobody Blames Trump For Coarsening Public Discourse [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that although President Trump uses coarse language at times, he is not to blame for “coarsening” public discourse. “I don’t think anybody in the country blames the president,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think there’s more important things than who is coarsening the language.” After …

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Mulvaney: Technically, Mexico Can’t Pay For The Wall

ABC News reports: The president’s incoming chief of staff said Sunday that any money for the border wall would have to come from the Treasury Department, saying “the Department of Homeland Security can’t actually spend money from Mexico.” “Technically, you and I both know that it cannot work exactly like that,” Mick Mulvaney told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent …

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Acting Chief Of Staff Mulvaney Once Called Trump’s Views On Border Wall “Absurd And Almost Childish”

CNN reports: Incoming White House acting-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney once called President Donald Trump’s views on a border wall and immigration “simplistic” and “absurd and almost childish.” A physical barrier would not stop undocumented immigrants from crossing the Mexican border and ranchers at the border say they don’t need a fence, Mulvaney said in a 2015 interview uncovered by …

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Trump’s Acting Chief Of Staff In 2016: In An Ordinary Universe He’d Be Disqualified From Becoming President

CNN reports: Incoming White House acting-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney once said Donald Trump’s past words and actions would disqualify him from becoming president in an “ordinary universe.” Mulvaney made the comments in a previously unreported October 2016 radio interview in which he also said Trump is not a role model and has said “atrocious things.” On October 7, 2016, …

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