Thursday, October 17, 2019

Trump press secretary Mick Mulvaney burns Trump alive - Update

In what has left jaws dropping virtually everywhere on earth, Mick Mulvaney sums up Trump. "I have news for everybody: Get over it. There's going to be political influence in foreign policy."  
How the acting White House chief of staff can tell global reporters this is surrealistic.
UPDATE: Mulvaney has issued issued a statement accusing the media of “misconstruing” his remarks.
Sondland to testify that Trump directed Giuliani to push Ukraine scheme
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will tell Congress that Rudy Giuliani told him President Donald Trump wanted Ukraine’s new government to investigate both the 2016 election and a natural gas firm tied to Hunter Biden.

Trump’s ambassador told House investigators he opposed the president’s request to run Ukraine policy through Rudy Giuliani.
"My understanding was that the president directed Mr. Giuliani’s participation, that Mr. Giuliani was expressing the concerns of the president."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis - Dodgey Ukrainians 'appeared legitimate'
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, facing severe scrutiny, is back peddling furiously. DeSantis said he was unaware of the alleged illegal activities and that the two appeared “legitimate.” The Miami Herald reported that Parnas also hosted two fundraisers for DeSantis in 2018. After the charges emerged in the federal case, DeSantis announced he was turning over to the federal government the $50,000 that Parnas and Fruman contributed to his political committee through a Delaware corporation called Global Energy Producers.

DeSantis’ received his donation from Global Energy Producers a day after the former congressman was endorsed in the gubernatorial contest by Trump. Trump tweeted his “full endorsement” of DeSantis.
See ----->Ukrainian 'businessman' Lev Parnas tight with FLA Governor Ron DeSantis
DeSantis and Ukranians were huggy buddies

Ron DeSantis is seen hugging both Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas
When it was first learned the dirty duo had contributed $50k to DeSantis’ campaign after Trump's endorsement, the governor’s spokeswoman described Fruman and Parnas as donors who DeSantis didn’t know well — or at all. Spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferré said that Fruman and Parnas “may” have attended GOP events during the 2018 elections, but that DeSantis “does not have a relationship with these individuals.”

After the photos surfaced and caused a firestorm, DeSantis acknowledges the men. “I knew Parnas," DeSantis said. “I didn’t know the other guy as much.”
Helen Aguirre Ferré