Schiff and His Criminal Press Go at It Again with Mulvaney
Oct. 18, 2019 (EIRNS)—The British intelligence operation known as the U.S. corporate press did it again today, wildly misreporting a statement by President Donald Trump’s Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. The headlines say “Mick Mulvaney Admits to Trump’s Corruption” (Washington Post), while House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff screamed that Mulvaney had admitted to Trump’s crimes and impeachment is now a slam dunk.
Here’s the truth, straight from the transcript of Mulvaney’s Oct. 17 press briefing. Asked about Ukraine, Mulvaney replied, including what President Trump had told him:
“ ‘Look, this is a corrupt place. I don’t want to send them a bunch of money and have them waste it, have them spend it, have them use it to line their own pockets. Plus, I’m not sure that the other European countries are helping them out either.’
“So we actually looked at that, during that time, before—when we cut the money off, before the money actually flowed, because the money flowed by the end of the fiscal year.... So those were the driving factors. Did he also mention to me in pass the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question about that. But that’s it. And that’s why we held up the money.”
The evening news played, over and over, the last paragraph, without what came beforehand. “Gotcha!” they all screamed.
Nor did they play the exchange just afterward, in which a reporter asked: “So the demand for an investigation into the Democrats was part of the reason that he ordered to withhold funding to Ukraine?” Mulvaney answered clearly:
“No. The DNC—the DNC server.... I was involved with the process by which the money was held up temporarily, okay? Three issues for that: the corruption of the country; whether or not other countries were participating in the support of the Ukraine; and whether or not they were cooperating in an ongoing investigation with our Department of Justice. That’s completely legitimate.”
This, of course is not about the pathetic role of Joe Biden, but the role of the previous neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine’s participation with British intelligence to interfere in the 2016 election to destroy Donald Trump, not to help him.