Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Mulvaney: Ukraine Aid Held Amid Push to Investigate Dems
gvw_ap_news
By Associated Press
Published 5 years ago on
October 17, 2019

Share

WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged Thursday that it held up military aid to Ukraine as President Donald Trump pushed the country’s new leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a central question in the House impeachment inquiry.

“I think Mr. Mulvaney’s acknowledgment means that things have gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.” — Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that Trump did nothing wrong in linking the aid to Ukraine’s investigation. He said the probe would simply be part of the Justice Department’s ongoing review of the 2016 election.

House Democrats: Testimony Is Admission of Guilt

House Democrats, who are investigating whether the president engaged in a political quid pro quo when he asked the new Ukraine president to do a “favor,” immediately called it an admission of guilt.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee leading the impeachment probe told reporters: “I think Mr. Mulvaney’s acknowledgment means that things have gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.”
It is illegal to solicit or receive anything of value from a foreign entity in U.S. elections.
The administration insists it held up military assistance to Ukraine in part because they wanted Ukraine’s cooperation in investigating whether Democratic National Committee’s email servers were in Ukraine.
They also were looking at levels of assistance European nations were providing to Ukraine, he said.

Mulvaney Denies Quid Pro Quo

Mulvaney denies there was a quid pro quo and says “we do that all the time with foreign policy.”
He pointed to the example of the administration holding up aid to Central American countries to force them to change their policies on immigration.
Trump ultimately released nearly $400 million in military and other aid to Ukraine.

DON'T MISS

Find Out Which Lobbying Groups Get Their Way Most Often in the California Legislature

DON'T MISS

Here’s Why Ukraine Should Seek Peace

DON'T MISS

Fresno County Gets National Recognition for Poverello House Project

DON'T MISS

You Don’t Think Corn Dogs Are Haute Cuisine? These Chefs, Using Alligator Sausage, Beg to Differ.

DON'T MISS

Investigators Have Name & Face for Suspected Arsonist Who Left Notes at Fresno Homes

DON'T MISS

Gavin Newsom and Top Democrats Are Deciding California’s Budget Behind Closed Doors

DON'T MISS

Fresno State Is 1 of Carnegie Foundation’s 25 Leadership for Public Purpose Colleges

DON'T MISS

As the Flag Drops at Le Mans, Remembering the 3 Americans Who Won in 1978

DON'T MISS

Paw-sitively Spikey: The Rise of a Supermutt!

DON'T MISS

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Environmental Law Relied on by Housing Opponents

UP NEXT

Tyson Foods Heir Suspended as CFO After Second Alcohol-Related Arrest

UP NEXT

Supreme Court, Siding With Starbucks, Makes It Harder for NLRB to Win Court Orders in Labor Disputes

UP NEXT

US Reporter Evan Gershkovich, Jailed in Russia on Espionage Charges, to Stand Trial, Officials Say

UP NEXT

Supreme Court Rules California Man Can’t Trademark ‘Trump Too Small’

UP NEXT

Drunk Driver Gets 15 Years to Life for Deadly Fresno Taco Truck Crash

UP NEXT

Rep. Costa Blasts GOP House For Holding AG Merrick Garland in Contempt

UP NEXT

AP Sources: 8 Individuals Possibly Linked to Islamic State Arrested in US

UP NEXT

NBA Legend and Logo Jerry West Dies at 86

UP NEXT

Shaver Lake Drowning Victim Identified by Sheriff’s Office

UP NEXT

Cold Stone Creamery Could Shell out Cash for Not Putting Pistachios in Pistachio Ice Cream

You Don’t Think Corn Dogs Are Haute Cuisine? These Chefs, Using Alligator Sausage, Beg to Differ.

7 mins ago

Investigators Have Name & Face for Suspected Arsonist Who Left Notes at Fresno Homes

12 hours ago

Gavin Newsom and Top Democrats Are Deciding California’s Budget Behind Closed Doors

14 hours ago

Fresno State Is 1 of Carnegie Foundation’s 25 Leadership for Public Purpose Colleges

14 hours ago

As the Flag Drops at Le Mans, Remembering the 3 Americans Who Won in 1978

14 hours ago

Paw-sitively Spikey: The Rise of a Supermutt!

16 hours ago

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Environmental Law Relied on by Housing Opponents

17 hours ago

The Latest | Hezbollah Says Its Intensified Attacks Show Israel That All-out War Would Be Costly

17 hours ago

Alex Jones’ Assets Sold to Pay Sandy Hook Debt as Infowars’ Fate Decided

18 hours ago

California Senate Passes Ban on Schools Notifying Parents of Child’s Pronoun Changes

18 hours ago

Find Out Which Lobbying Groups Get Their Way Most Often in the California Legislature

Los Angeles and the Bay Area tend to get their way in the California Legislature. So do labor unions, social justice organizations and defen...

6 mins ago

6 mins ago

Find Out Which Lobbying Groups Get Their Way Most Often in the California Legislature

6 mins ago

Here’s Why Ukraine Should Seek Peace

6 mins ago

Fresno County Gets National Recognition for Poverello House Project

7 mins ago

You Don’t Think Corn Dogs Are Haute Cuisine? These Chefs, Using Alligator Sausage, Beg to Differ.

12 hours ago

Investigators Have Name & Face for Suspected Arsonist Who Left Notes at Fresno Homes

14 hours ago

Gavin Newsom and Top Democrats Are Deciding California’s Budget Behind Closed Doors

14 hours ago

Fresno State Is 1 of Carnegie Foundation’s 25 Leadership for Public Purpose Colleges

1978 Le Mans: 3 Americans in France
14 hours ago

As the Flag Drops at Le Mans, Remembering the 3 Americans Who Won in 1978

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend