IdiotNews:Mick Mulvaney admits quid pro quo
October 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This past Friday, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney held a press conference at the White House during which he touched on the House of Representatives' ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump for his alleged withholding of military aid to the Ukraine in exchange for them investigating the foreign business dealings of his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.
During this press conference, Mulvaney noted how the Trump administration withheld money from the Ukraine because they refused to investigate certain Democrats. When ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl noted to Mulvaney, "To be clear. What you just described is a quid pro quo. It is funding will not flow unless the investigation into the Democratic server happened, as well," Mulvaney replied, "We do that all the time with foreign policy."
In a shocking turn for the Trump administration, a senior member of the president's staff has admitted for the first time to a quid pro quo between them and the Ukraine, which is the primary reason for the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into the president. Up until this moment, the administration had denied the existence of a quid pro quo.
Wait, wait, except that's not what happened. Hold on just one moment.
When Mick Mulvaney said that there was a quid pro quo, he was actually clarifying that there was not a quid pro quo. If you look at his words more carefully, you'll be able to tell that he was actually refuting the existence of a quid pro quo. This is obviously another example of the fake news press trying to misconstrue the words of the Trump administration to further their own agenda.
Really, what should be reported on is all the Bidens' wrongdoings in the Ukraine. You know, this kind of stuff happens all the time. I'm really not sure why you all are so worried about it. I mean, get over it. I mean, come on. We were withholding the money from the Ukraine for other reasons. Totally unrelated to any investigations. No quid pro quo.
- John Parkinson "Trump dismisses Mulvaney admitting Ukraine quid pro quo: 'I think he clarified it'" ABC News, October 18, 2019