Trump unhappy with Mulvaney's press briefing, - source

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mulvaney made a shocking revelation about Trump’s administration, which held up military funding to Ukraine
12:03, 18 October 2019

Open source

President Donald Trump is not pleased with the acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's press briefing and his acknowledgment of a quid pro quo, according to a source close to the President. It was reported by CNN.

"He was not happy," the source said.

Mulvaney shocked reporters when he admitted that Trump’s administration had held up military funding to Ukraine in order to press it to investigate the handling of a Democratic National Committee server hacked in the 2016 election.

When Mulvaney was told that he had described a “quid pro quo” arrangement for the military funding, he said: "We do that all the time with foreign policy" and later added, "Get over it. There's going to be political influence in foreign policy".

Related: White House acknowledges reasons for delaying military aid to Ukraine

Meanwhile, for several weeks, Trump and administration officials have denied that they have demanded a "quid pro quo" from Ukraine's leadership - "service for service" – in order to send military assistance.

As we reported earlier, US Congress postponed a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. This was stated by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Fox News reports.

This is an important issue for Democrats, and they are not bluffing but trying to find the truth. "There is no requirement for an immediate vote, so we will not hold it now," Pelosi said.

Related: US Ambassador to EU reveals evolution of Trump's stance towards Ukraine's government

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