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  1. Egress says:

    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney faced internal efforts to oust him before House Democrats moved ahead with their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN.
    Top aides including Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner were in the process of reaching out to at least two potential replacements for the top West Wing job shortly before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in late September that she would move ahead with an impeachment inquiry.
    These previously unreported efforts did not come to fruition, but underscore the weakness of Mulvaney’s position even before his headline-generating performance in the briefing room last week. One person familiar with Mulvaney’s thinking said the search came as Mulvaney himself was looking for an exit after ten months in the role, though people close to Mulvaney have denied he wanted to leave. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/20/politics/mulvaney-white-house-trump-impeachment-inquiry/index.html

  2. Fuhgeddaboudit says:

    Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn’t A ‘Perfect Press Conference’ https://www.npr.org/2019/10/20/771724300/mulvaney-walks-back-ukraine-remarks-admits-it-wasnt-a-perfect-press-conference
    Mick Mulvaney Melts Down Under Brutal Grilling By Fox’s Chris Wallace : Wallace repeatedly threw Mulvaney’s own remarks back in his face by playing clips from last week’s press briefing and at one point declared, “you said what you said.” https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-acting-chief-of-staff-mick-mulvaney-melts-down-under-brutal-grilling-by-foxs-chris-wallace

  3. Schadenfreude says:

    “President Donald Trump is disputing that former White House chief of staff John Kelly warned the President before he left the White House last year not to hire a replacement who wouldn’t tell him the truth or that he would be impeached.” https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/26/politics/john-kelly-trump-yes-man/index.html “Kelly’s comments come after his successor, now acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, brashly confirmed and then denied earlier this month that Trump froze nearly $400 million in US security aid to Ukraine in part to pressure that country into investigating Democrats.
    Trump weighed in Saturday on Kelly’s interview with the Washington Examiner, saying in a statement to CNN, “John Kelly never said that, he never said anything like that. If he would have said that I would have thrown him out of the office. He just wants to come back into the action like everybody else does.”
    White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham added, “I worked with John Kelly, and he was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great President.”
    Mulvaney did not immediately respond to CNN’s requests for comment.”

    In other news: “Trump ordered Mattis to ‘screw Amazon’ on Pentagon contract, according to new book by former Defense Secretary James Mattis speechwriter and communications director Guy Snodgrass.

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