In a story on Giuliani's voluminous phone calls with the White House and others during key periods in the pressuring of the Ukrainian government to provide political favors to Trump, the Mick Mulvaney-led Office of Management and Budget is flatly denying that Giuliani spoke with anyone of consequence … about anything.
Trump's acting chief of staff continues to embarrass himself and the country.
Oh, dear. Looks like there WAS a frantic after-the-fact attempt to justify the bribery and extortion of a foreign leader by the White House for personal gain.
Bolton Circumvented Mulvaney To Release Ukraine Aid After Federal Lawyers Said Trump Freeze Was Illegal
Trump claims he released the aid to Ukraine on Sept. 11th, but according to reporting by Bloomberg, the State Department freed $141 million several days earlier, after their lawyers determined the president had no legal standing to withhold the money.
The White House continues to add to the long list of people they have blocked from testifying.
At the last minute, Mick Mulvaney notified the impeachment committee he would not be testifying, citing a fictitious "absolute immunity."
Author Chris Whipple joined Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss Trump's decision to install Mulvaney as the titular chief of staff, while basically letting the White House run itself.
Chris Whipple wrote the book on the function of the White House Chief of Staff, but he concedes that this White House is just a disaster.
She argued the case has already been made to take impeachment to the Senate.
Trump is not even good at grifting.
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