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 MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems, GOP dig in for public impeachment hearings Mulvaney drops plans to file lawsuit on impeachment testimony 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 BidenDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report Giuliani pens op-ed slamming 'unprecedented' impeachment inquiry MORE during a withering interview on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceRepublicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry Intelligence panel Democrat: 'I think we will end up calling' some witnesses on GOP list Intelligence panel Republican: 'How we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future' 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 PompeoTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats warn State Dept against punishing individuals who testify in impeachment hearings Pompeo condemns 'deplorable' killings of Iraqi protesters 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 TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report 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) MenendezTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden Fairness, tradition, and the Constitution demand the 'whistleblower' step forward Isolationism creeps back over America, as the president looks out for himself 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 AmashTrump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote 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 ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Saagar Enjeti rips Buttigieg for praising Obama after misquote Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment 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
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems, GOP dig in for public impeachment hearings The Hill's Morning Report - Witness transcripts plow ground for public impeachment testimony Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment 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 HurdHere are the key players to watch at impeachment hearing Hillicon Valley: Schumer questions Army over use of TikTok | Federal court rules against random searches of travelers' phones | Groups push for election security funds in stopgap bill | Facebook's new payment feature | Disney+ launch hit by glitches Retirements pose threat to cybersecurity expertise in Congress 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 ClintonDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment Outsider candidates outpoll insider candidates MORE's characterization of Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardOutsider candidates outpoll insider candidates Krystal Ball: Tulsi Gabbard surges, is she the most electable? New Quinnipiac poll finds Biden leading in New Hampshire MORE (D-Hawaii) as a Russian asset.
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