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Reaction and analysis from the Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz and former U.S. attorney Guy Lewis.
Acting White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Friday refused a summons to appear before the house committees for a deposition as part of the ongoing impeachment investigation against President Trump.
Mulvaney was the as a witness on Friday at 9 o’clock in the morning, but will not be displayed.
HOUSE COMMITTEES REQUEST MICK MULVANEY DEPOSITION AS PART OF THE PROSECUTION’S REQUEST
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Mulvaney invited to the White house, refused to appear in the original request for him. Ship, house Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-NY, and the Oversight Committee Acting Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, wanted to hear from the top White house official who claimed to have knowledge of “considerable first-hand information” relevant to the request.
“Past Democrat and Republican administrations would not be inclined to allow a senior Advisor to the President for such a ridiculous, partisan, illegitimate process – and neither is this a” White house Deputy spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters on Tuesday.
Mulvaney has proved to be a Central figure in the indictment request, which was opened in September, after a whistleblower complaint about the now-infamous 25 July telephone conversation between the President and the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. The whistleblower claims that trump, during the conversation, Zelensky pushed to investigate former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden as a military aid to the country is being held back.
The ship, angel and Maloney have argued that the evidence uncovered in the inquiry, so far, has shown that Mulvaney was “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 while trying to do this.”
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.
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.
The chairs wrote: “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.”
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.”
For days afterward, Mulvaney back tried to walk his statement, after critics claimed, he admitted a “quid pro quo”, but the Committee Chairman referred to his earlier comment as a confession.
MULVANEY INVITED AS PART OF THE PROSECUTION’S REQUEST
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.
The house has sold, a number of witnesses, some of whom have indicated that Mulvaney — who is also the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) — withheld military assistance to Ukraine on Trump’s orders, a charge strongly denied by the White house.
To do the last official, so Bill Taylor, the acting Ambassador of Ukraine. Ship released Taylor ‘ s testimony on Wednesday, the show, he told the legislators that “the keep came on the aid for the Ukraine from the chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, and that the Chief of Staff maintained skeptical of the Ukraine.”
Taylor testified that Mulvaney “plan helped the conversation” on July 25 between Trump and Zelensky, despite the opposition of ex-National security adviser John Bolton, who warned that the call would be “a disaster.”
Taylor said that Bolton “thought there might be some talk of an investigation, or worse still on the call.”
“It turned out that he was right,” said Taylor.