Mick Mulvaney

  • Trump administration Mar 7

    Trump Names Rep. Mark Meadows His New Chief of Staff

    In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Donald Trump announced he had made a major staff overhaul, replacing his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows.

  • Joe Biden Dec 27, 2019

    Fact Check: The Biggest Whoppers of 2019

    As he has done since entering the political scene in 2015, Donald Trump dominates our list of whoppers of the year. We identified a top 10 of falsehoods and factual distortions from the president, beginning with several impeachment-related topics — a conspiracy theory on the Democratic National Committee server, a bogus narrative on Joe Biden and a laundry list of…

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Trump Knew of Whistleblower Before Releasing Ukraine Aid

    President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the complaint in late August in a briefing by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and John Eisenberg,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Quid Pro Quo, Domestic Errands: Takeaways From Impeachment Hearings

    President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his reelection campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they engage in on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation’s history. Here are key takeaways from two weeks of hearings.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Sondland Offers Explosive Testimony: ‘Requests Were a Quid Pro Quo'

    U.S. Ambassador to the European Union implicates President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Vice President Pence, saying all were aware of campaign to pressure Ukraine into announcing Biden investigation.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing Takeaways: A ‘Fictional Narrative'

    The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation between President Donald Trump and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing: Hill Says Sondland Was on ‘Domestic Political Errand' for Trump

    A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand” seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment inquiry. In a riveting appearance on Capitol Hill, Fiona Hill also implored Republican lawmakers — and implicitly Trump himself — to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Key Moments From House Testimony of Hill and Holmes

    Former White House adviser Fiona Hill and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, testified during Thursday’s impeachment hearing. Watch the key moments from their testimony.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    A Look at Trump Administration Officials Who Were ‘in the Loop,' According to Gordon Sondland

    Gordon Sondland, the Trump-appointed ambassador to the EU, said he kept high-level Trump administration officials “in the loop” about the president’s push for Ukraine to announce investigations into his political opponents.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Ukraine Asked About Aid on Day of Trump Call: Official

    In a blow to GOP defenses of President Donald Trump, a Defense Department official said Wednesday the Ukrainian government asked “what was going on” with U.S. military aid as early as July 25 — the very day that Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate Democrats. Testifying in an evening hearing, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper told lawmakers her...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Takeaways From Impeachment Hearing With Gordon Sondland

    Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, was the most anticipated witness in the House impeachment inquiry and his testimony Wednesday showed why. He made repeated references to a quid pro quo involving Ukraine and invoked the names of senior Trump administration officials who, he said, knew what was going on. He also confirmed the existence of...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Cooper Sheds New Light on Ukrainian Assistance Timeline

    Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testified on Wednesday and revealed a new timeline for when Ukrainian officials began to inquire about previously allocated military aid being withheld.

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Second US Official Heard Trump Ask About Ukraine Probes in Call With Sondland, AP Source Says

    For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in trade for military aid. On Day One of extraordinary public U.S. House hearings — only the fourth formal impeachment effort in U.S. history — career...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Top Diplomat Testifies Trump Was Overheard Asking About Ukraine Probes

    For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in trade for military aid. On Day One of extraordinary public U.S. House hearings — only the fourth formal impeachment effort in U.S. history — career...

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2019

    Taylor Aide Overheard Trump Conversation About ‘Investigations' in Ukraine

    William Taylor revealed new information during his public testimony Wednesday, stating that a staffer reported to him that President Donald Trump was overheard speaking about “investigations” after a call with the Ukrainian president.

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Pentagon Official: White House Ordered Ukraine Aid Freeze

    Newly released transcripts from Laura Cooper, the only defense official to testify so far, show defense officials questioning Trump’s authority when it came to withholding nearly $400 million in aid to persuade Ukraine to investigate a political rival. Trump’s actions with Ukraine are the focus of public hearings slated to start Wednesday.

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Impeachment Witness: Ukrainians Asked State Dept. About Holdup of Aid

    The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about the holdup. The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia. “If this...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    Democrats Want Mulvaney to Testify in Impeachment Probe

    House investigators Tuesday asked President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff to appear before the impeachment inquiry, reaching to the highest levels of the White House as they prepare to release more transcripts from the closed-door proceedings. Investigators say Mick Mulvaney’s news conference last month amounted to “nothing less than a televised confession” of Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate...

  • Donald Trump Oct 21, 2019

    Mulvaney's Missteps Draw Scrutiny From Trump Allies

    For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went on television Sunday to defend his boss in effusive terms — and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    Caught Up in Trump Impeachment, US Diplomats Fight Back

    Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration’s unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are appearing before impeachment investigators looking into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and they’re recounting stories of possible...

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