House Republicans circle wagons over Mulvaney quid pro quo statement

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House Republicans defended White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney over his seeming admission President Trump did something wrong or even illegal during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During a White House press briefing Thursday, Mulvaney told reporters, “The look back to what happened in 2016 certainly was part of the things that he was worried about in corruption with that nation, and that is absolutely appropriate,” in response to questions about the phone call.