White House at war over deposition as top lawyer Pat Cipollone and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney clash over who is in charge
- Two senior officials from President Trump are struggling about who will lead the investigation into the accusation of the Democrats
- Bloomberg reported Thursday that acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and counsel Pat Cipollone think they should be in charge
- Mulvaney is already important for the Democrats in the proceedings because they sent a letter on Tuesday to have him testify for Friday
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Counselor Pat Cipollone of the White House are at odds with who is in charge when it comes to deposition.
Bloomberg reported Thursday that Cipollone thinks the investigation of the Democrats is his goal, because it is legal in nature.
But accusation is really a political act and so under Mulvaney & # 39; s umbrella is the head of the staff's thinking, sources said.
Two of President Trump's White House top officers are struggling about who should be in charge of an eviction procedure
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney (left) is in an impeachment power struggle with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone (right), according to Bloomberg
Mulvaney believes the Cipollone office should report to him, Bloomberg said.
This has irritated Cipollone who, according to the report, has complained about Mulvaney's seizure of power over White House employees.
The two men do not agree with other issues in the past, it goes on and on.
Cipollone may have the upper hand over Mulvaney, who has not fully recovered from his press conference on October 17 when he said the White House ceased $ 400 million in aid to Ukraine to press for an investigation into the 2016 elections.
The president has tried to pursue a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was responsible for the hack of the server of the Democratic National Committee in the run-up to the 2016 elections.
Testimony from Democrat Investigation Officers also says Trump allies are pressureing Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to announce that he was investigating the Ukrainian energy company Burisma – where Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, is on board sat.
After admission to the press briefing room, Mulvaney had to take back his statements.
& # 39; That's not what I said. That's what people said I said. Can I see how people have misunderstood this? Absolutely. But I never said there was a consideration, because there isn't, & said the acting chief of staff in such a case.
On Sunday, when Trump was asked if he still had faith in Mulvaney, he replied: & # 39; Well, he works. & # 39;
& # 39; As long as he is with me, I have faith, & # 39; the president added.
Mulvaney is also a focus of research into impeachment. The three Democratic presidents who led the investigation sent him a letter on Tuesday requesting to make a statement on Friday.
A few hours later, Senior Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said that the White House was not inclined to make Mulvaney available. & # 39; I don't hear it, & # 39; President Kellyanne Conway's counselor told reporters when asked if Mulvaney would show up.
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