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Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, says ‘climate change will not be on the agenda’ despite summit location experiencing consequencesSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.22pm BST Mulvaney has now concluded his press briefing, during which Trump’s acting chief of staff dismissed any notion that it was inappropriate to allow political calculations to impact foreign policy.Mulvaney said: “We do it all the time. Get over it.” Mulvaney concedes that Trump’s desire to investigate “DNC server” was part of the reason Ukraine aide was held up

reporter: so it was a quid pro quo

Mulvaney: we do that all the time. get over it. politics is going to be involved in foreign policy elections do have consequences 6.18pm BST Mulvaney is still speaking at the White House, but it’s worth taking a moment to recognize what Trump’s acting chief of staff just confirmed.Trump has insisted for weeks that there was no quid pro quo involved in the delaying of US military aid to Ukraine. White House admits the quid pro quo occurred, says it’s totally cool though. >> https://t.co/yZ1zG9rS0G Continue reading…



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Author : Lauren Aratani in New York

Publish date : 2019-10-17 17:22:59

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