U.S. President Donald Trump plans to release Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney for speaking out on military aid to Ukraine during the impeachment investigation, The Washington Post reports.
Sources say that Trump was dissatisfied with Mulvaney's words that military assistance to Ukraine was held up in order to put pressure on Kyiv. Mulvaney later stated that there was no "quid pro quo".
The newspaper reports that Trump's advisers have said that it is better not to dismiss the head of the White House apparatus because it will cause "chaos".
"Trump is constantly asking everyone what they think of Mulvaney. He is clearly disappointed with him. However, he was advised: the last thing he needs right now is another important personnel change," the report said.
As we reported earlier, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged that US assistance, already approved by Congress, was partially suspended due to Trump's assumption that the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) computer server was located in Ukraine.