Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision

Mulvaney seeks to correct quid pro quo remarks in withering interview with Fox's Chris Wallace
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
White House acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyMeadows joins White House in crisis mode Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House Meadows set to resign from Congress as he moves to White House MORE insisted he never said the Trump administration expected a quid pro quo between U.S. aid to Ukraine and that Kiev launching investigations into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control MORE during a withering interview on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceGovernors, health experts warn coronavirus restrictions must stay in place Public health expert: 'We are still at the very beginning of this outbreak' Mnuchin: US will bounce back after we 'kill this virus' and 'reopen this economy' MORE.
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Pompeo on Mulvaney admission of quid pro quo: 'I never saw that in the decision-making process'
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSusan Rice scolds Pompeo for using 'Wuhan virus' term Overnight Defense: Aircraft carrier captain pleads for help with outbreak | Pentagon shipment of ventilators delayed | Pompeo urges countries to be more 'transparent' with virus data US tells Maduro, Guaidó to 'step aside' in Venezuela MORE on Sunday responded to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s admission – which has since been walked back – that the White House made aid to Ukraine conditional on political investigations by saying he “never saw that."
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Mulvaney defends decision to host G-7 at Doral: Trump sees 'himself to be in the hospitality business'
By JUSTIN WISE
 
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE was "honestly surprised at the level of pushback" against his decision to host the Group of Seven (G-7) summit at one of his resort properties, adding that Trump still "considers himself to be in the hospitality business."
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Democratic senator: Pompeo 'lives in a parallel alternate universe' on Syria
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezHillicon Valley: Facebook launches portal for coronavirus information | EU sees spike in Russian misinformation on outbreak | Senate Dem bill would encourage mail-in voting | Lawmakers question safety of Google virus website Democratic senators press Google over privacy of coronavirus screening site Menendez calls for 'Marie Yovanovitch bill' to protect foreign service employees MORE (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, blasted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s optimistic assessment of the ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces Sunday, saying Pompeo was in a “parallel, alternate universe.”
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Mulvaney says he didn't offer to resign over press conference
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday he did not offer his resignation following a controversial press conference in which he indicated a quid pro quo transaction took place between President Trump and the Ukrainian president.
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Amash rips Trump over move to send troops from Syria to Iraq
BY JUSTIN WISE
 
Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashCOVID-19, Bill Barr and the American authoritarian tradition Pelosi scrambles to secure quick passage of coronavirus aid Amash calls stimulus package 'a raw deal' for 'those who need the most help' MORE (I-Mich.) on Sunday called out President Trump over the administration's decision to move U.S. troops from northern Syria to Iraq, saying that the move conflicts with Trump's repeated calls to bring forces home. 
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Fox's Wallace says 'well-connected' Republican told him there's a 20 percent chance GOP will vote for impeachment
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Fox's Chris Wallace said a "well-connected" Washington Republican told him that there's a 20 percent chance enough Republicans will vote to remove the president from office in an impeachment trial in the Senate.
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Buttigieg: Trump undermining US credibility 'is going to cost us for years and years'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE (D) said Sunday that President Trump’s approach to foreign policy will “cost us for years and years” on the world stage.
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House Democrat pledges 'there will be open hearings' in impeachment inquiry
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Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesDemocrats get assurances from Cuccinelli on immigrants, coronavirus care Gaetz wears gas mask on House floor during vote on bill to fight coronavirus Democrats press World Bank chief on meeting with Ukrainian president amid Trump pressure MORE (D-Conn.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday the House will hold open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, though the pace of new revelations made it difficult to predict when that would be.
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Hurd: No Ukrainian officials have told State Department 'they felt like their arms were being twisted'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdGarth Brooks accepts Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Texas kicks off critical battle for House control Gun control group plans to spend million in Texas in 2020 MORE (R-Texas), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that during the committee’s depositions of State Department officials, it had yet to hear from Ukrainian officials who believed there was a quid pro quo relating to aid to Ukraine.
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Buttigieg says he wasn't comfortable with Clinton attack on Gabbard
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in a Sunday interview expressed discomfort with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much GOP challenger seizes on outrage against Massie Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on MORE's characterization of Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order The Hill's Morning Report — ,000,000,000,000: GOP unveils historic US rescue effort Gillibrand endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Hawaii) as a Russian asset.
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