in the vicinityVideoMick Mulvaney insists the Ukraine, aid was not held for political reasons
White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, action aid says it was held back due to concerns of corruption in the Ukraine and fears that the European Nations do not contribute their fair share; Kristin Fischer reports.
House committees leading the charge request in the President Trump have requested that the acting chief of staff of the White house, Mick Mulvaney will be displayed before the panels for a deposition on Friday, claiming he was “directly involved” in the Ukraine, the controversial, the procedure solved.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, Oversight Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman Eliot Engel, wrote a letter to Mulvaney on Tuesday, requesting his appearance in an affidavit, as part of the prosecution’s request, this Friday at 9 PM
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“Based on evidence gathered in the prosecution request and the public reporting, we believe that you wrote a great deal of first-hand knowledge and relevant information to the house of the prosecution’s request,” she said.
“In particular, the investigation has revealed that you may have has been directly involved, in an effort, orchestrated by President Trump, his personal agent, Rudolph Giuliani, and others, the denial of a coveted White house meeting and nearly $400 million in security assistance to track the pressure of the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky studies would benefit-President Trump personal political interests, and endangers our national security in the attempt to do so,” they continued.
The request for Mulvaney deposition comes under the house to formal charge the investigation Committee to the President. The investigation was opened in September, after a whistleblower complaint alleges that Trump in July with a call, pushed Zelensky to investigate former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter kept as a military aid to the country.
A transcript released by the White house shows make trump that request, but he and his allies denied that military aid was clearly with the request, or that there is no “quid pro quo.” Some of the witnesses before house committees as part of the impeachment procedure against the claim.
In the letter, Schiff, D-Calif., Maloney, D-NY, and Engel, D-N.Y., referred to “evidence,” such as statements by former White house National security adviser John Bolton about Mulvaney’s role in Trump’s talks with Zelensky.
“…Bolton, a National Security Council staff “said to inform the chief lawyer for the National Security Council about a rogue efforts of Mr. [Gordon] Sondland, Mr Giuliani, and Mick Mulvaney’ to pressure from the Ukraine for political support,” she wrote.
“Ambassador Bolton, who seemingly believed that they are directly involved in the President’s scheme, allegedly instructed the NSC staff to say, the NSC attorneys,” I’m not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking,,'”, they wrote. “The ‘drug’ seems to be to keep track of a reference to the control on printing in the Ukraine, the studies for the political benefit of President Trump.”
The chairs also accused of Mulvaney to play “a Central role” in the President’s-moving back attitude of the military aid of Ukraine, and criticized him for his response to questions about the Fund at a press conference in the White house in the last month.
“You confessed publicly that President Trump ordered the grip on the Ukraine security assistance the President’s own personal, political interests, rather than national interest,” she wrote.
During a press conference on Oct. 17, Mulvaney was asked why Trump ordered the halt in military aid. The White house position has consistently been that there is no evidence of a quid pro quo with respect to the aid. But to leave during the appearance, Mulvaney seemed to be his talking points.
“We do this all the time with foreign policy,” said Mulvaney. “And I’ve got news for all of you: Get over it. It comes to political influence in foreign policy.”
Mulvaney, tried for days to walk, his statement after critics claimed, he admitted a “quid pro quo”, but the chairs blasted his effort Tuesday.
To go”, despite their subsequent attempts this clear recording, and their statements to the American public on the 17. October were nothing less than a televised confession that the President is the trump card to freeze-Ukraine security assistance was explicitly linked in the Ukraine, to pursue the investigations, wrote as part of the efforts to improve the President’s 2020 re-election campaign,” she said.
It is unclear at this point whether Mulvaney appear before the committees on Friday. The White house did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and John Roberts contributed to this report.