In announcing the decision, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the event would be made available "at cost" and that using the resort, described by him as "the best place", would save millions of dollars. "Did I have a ideal press conference? No".
During that appearance, Mulvaney also told a reporter pointing out he had articulated a quid pro quo that "we do that all the time with foreign policy", listing "three issues" that were involved in the Ukraine decision: corruption, the support other countries were offering, and an ongoing Justice department investigation into the origins of the Russian Federation investigation.
Mulvaney has denied admitting a quid pro quo.
"I'm very happy working there", Mulvaney said. The backstabbing of the Kurds, the Ukraine call and the attempted Doral Group of Seven summit - each normally an administration-defining scandal by itself - have all taken place in the past five months, and all on Mulvaney's watch.
"This is completely appropriate", Pompeo said, pointing out that in the past, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton took advice from Sidney Blumenthal and former ambassador Bill Richardson had been deputized to help on North Korea policy. "It's legitimate to tie the aid to corruption, it's legitimate to tie the aid to foreign aid from other countries - that's what I was talking about with the three".
"Is the president going to profit from this?"
In comments quoted by The Washington Post, Florida Representative Francis Rooney said: "I think it's not a good thing to have the appearance - you know, in the law, there's a canon that says, "Avoid the appearance of impropriety".
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The British government will introduce legislation next week to implement the divorce deal, with a first vote as soon as Tuesday. Tusk said he had received the request for an extension, and European Union ambassadors met and took note of the request.
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It's also said that Leto complained "bitterly" to his agents at CAA, as the company also represents Phillips . A spokesperson for Leto denied the claims and said the actor was still working with Warner Bros.
"No. 2, it's legitimate to tie the aid to corruption". The corruption in the country, whether or not other countries were participating in support of the Ukraine, and whether they were cooperating in an ongoing investigation with our Department of Justice.
"That's not what I said".
The president announced the reversal in a pair of tweets late Saturday. "What should put this issue to bed is that the money flowed without any connection whatsoever to the DNC server".
Given the fact that it's uncommon to see this President back down from a decision like this, it's worthwhile to wonder why it happened.
When host Chris Wallace pushed back that the president was no longer in hospitality and was now serving as president, Mulvaney dismissed it. "On the end of the day he quiet considers himself to be within the hospitality commerce", Mulvaney educated "Fox Recordsdata Sunday".
"I recognize that. Go back to what actually happened in the real world". Mulvaney said that Trump would not profit from the event.
Democrats have said they would investigate Trump's plan to host the G-7 at his property after he floated the idea in August.
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" to discuss Mulvaney's Friday press conference, Psaki said it was "complete malpractice to put Mick Mulvaney in that briefing".
We have here several trademarks of the Trump presidency, but I only want to express my personal regrets over the change of plan.