Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow claimed to have no involvement after the president’s chief of staff admitted the Ukraine quid pro quo.
After Mick Mulvaney did this in front of the entire world:
Let's not get to blinded by Trump's blatant corruption to remember that Mick Mulvaney admitted to the Ukraine quid pro quo. pic.twitter.com/6JyHrNbebW
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) October 17, 2019
Mulvaney went on to add that the Trump administration does this in foreign policy all of the time.
The statement from Sekulow was short and sweet:
Trump outside attorney Jay Sekulow to CNN: "The legal team was not involved in the Acting Chief of Staff's press briefing."
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 17, 2019
Mulvaney blows one to Trump’s few remaining talking points on the Ukraine call into a million pieces, and Trump’s lawyer’s response is to say that they had nothing to do with that, which is there version of throwing Mulvaney under the bus, running him over, and then stopping to get more gas for the bus, so they can run him down again.
Trump’s plausible deniability vanished the second that he released the transcript of the Ukraine call, but the people who are working at his direction like Mick Mulvaney are taking turns shoveling dirt on to Trump’s political grave.
If Trump wasn’t already doomed, Mick Mulvaney finished the job.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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