At a press conference Thursday, Mulvaney tried to put a positive spin on Trump's selection of his Doral, Florida, golf resort to host next year's Group of Seven world summit.
But after weeks in which the president argued that he had done nothing wrong, Mulvaney's remarks undermined the core arguments that Trump and his advisers have made against the effort to oust him from office in a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry.
At the heart of the inquiry is a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who had been a director of a Ukrainian energy company, as well as a discredited theory that Ukraine, and not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 USA election. But two things they have: "They're vicious and they stick together", Trump said.
Fox News host Chris Wallace said he was told by a well-known GOP source that there is a 1-in-5 chance President Trump will be removed from office if the Senate holds an impeachment trial. Trump tweeted. "I'm surprised that they allow me to give up my $400,000 Plus Presidential Salary!"
Even before Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry, Mulvaney was on thin ice, with diminished status in the White House.
The former SC congressman's ouster is not imminent, according to those familiar with his standing with the president, but he has drawn the ire of Trump's allies.
"They want to impeach".
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But EU diplomats were pessimistic about the chances of Johnson's hybrid customs proposal for the Irish border riddle. But EU officials say Johnson won't give the green light to an accord unless he is sure the DUP will back it.
At the center of the probe, which initially stemmed from a whistleblower's complaint, is a July 25 call in which Trump pressed Zelenskiy for his cooperation.
Diplomat Taylor could be one of the most important witnesses yet.
Sondland said in written testimony, however, that Trump told senior USA officials to deal directly with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, about US policy on Ukraine, raising concern that foreign policy was being outsourced to a private citizen.
"I think they want to". Will Hurd (R-TX) for telling CBS' Face the Nation over the weekend that in recent private depositions with several State Department officials, he and his colleagues had yet to hear that Ukrainian officials believed there was a quid pro quo being offered.
On Sunday White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney revealed President Trump "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business".
"I never said there was a quid pro quo because there isn't", Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday, using a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor.
A planned deposition on Wednesday by Philip Reeker, the acting USA assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs who oversaw US policy toward Ukraine, has been postponed at the request of the lawmakers carrying out the inquiry and no new date has been set, a source familiar with the matter said.