Mulvaney said that Trump was concerned about corruption in Ukraine, including its efforts in the 2016 election.
Mulvaney came into the room on the defensive, immediately announcing the administration's decision to hold the next G-7 at Trump's Doral golf course and using a matter-of-fact tone as he tried to paint the move as routine.
The president pitched hosting the 2020 G-7 summit at Trump National Doral at this year's August gathering of leaders in Biarritz, France, saying that the luxury property is "very big" and that each country could "have their own villa, or their own bungalow". He said about a dozen potential sites were narrowed to a list of four finalists before Doral was selected. "Absolutely", Mulvaney said at a press conference Thursday while explaining why Trump held up military aid to Ukraine. But Trump told Mulvaney he was also concerned about Ukraine's role in the 2016 campaign. Mulvaney added that he himself was not asked to do so.
"Yeah. Which ultimately then flowed", Mulvaney said.
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According to Mulvaney, Trump asked US Energy Secretary Rick Perry to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy. If Kent's testimony was accurate, it suggests the acting White House chief of staff deliberately shifted authority of USA policy toward Ukraine away from the proper officials.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Thursday that the Trump administration held up almost $400 million in US military aid to Ukraine in part due to the president's request that the country investigate Democrats.
"The look back to what happened in 2016, certainly, was part of the things that he was anxious about in corruption with that nation, and that is absolutely appropriate", Mulvaney told reporters.