Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney urged his staff not to follow up on the investigation and blocked any cooperation with congressional Democrats. The main political assistants in the Office of Management and Budget, led by Mulvaney, lived up to his defiant stance, officials said under the guise of anonymity in order to speak freely. of the evolution of the situation behind the scenes.
Mulvaney's office accuses White House lawyer Pat Cipollone for not doing more to prevent other government officials from participating in the imputation investigation, many State Department officials, diplomats and an assistant to the vice president Pence having testified under oath before the Congress.
Cipollone, meanwhile, criticized Mulvaney for aggravating things with his press conference of October 17, when he publicly acknowledged a quid pro quo, essentially confirming the accusations of democrats in front of television cameras and journalists.
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