Hannity Blows Up at 'Idiotic' Mulvaney
Mulvaney's sin: inadvertently providing President Trump's enemies with ammunition during their impeachment inquiry.
The Daily Caller's Amber Athey has more:
Mulvaney held a press briefing earlier in the day and told reporters that President Donald Trump at least partially held up military aide to Ukraine so that the country would agree to investigate meddling in the 2016 election and whether or not Ukraine had access to the hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) server.
"Did [President Trump] also mention to me in passing the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely—no question about that. That's it, and that's why we held up the money," Mulvaney said.
The chief of staff later tried to clarify his comments, asserting in a statement that there was "no quid pro quo" regarding military aide and the DNC server.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on those "upset with the political influence in foreign policy": “Get over it."— ABC News (@ABC) October 18, 2019
"There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy...Elections have consequences." https://t.co/1jweSIgV03 pic.twitter.com/d24hB0wxRO
Hannity, one of the president's most ardent defenders on cable news, slammed Mulvaney for the less-than-artful briefing on his radio show, calling the White House official "dumb" and "idiotic."
Trump, when asked about Mulvaney's comments, was uncharacteristically brief, simply saying, "he clarified it."