Published: Thu, October 17, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

United States hosting G-7 summit at Trump's Doral resort: White House

United States hosting G-7 summit at Trump's Doral resort: White House

With the host setting much of agenda for a G-7 meeting, Mulvaney said that Trump could invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the event to be held June 10-12, although he said that issue hasn't yet come up.

In a stunning display of apathy about President Trump's apparent efforts to promote his business and his reelection prospects while conducting foreign policy, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday made several startling admissions during a press briefing at the White House.

He then nonchalantly admitted that while the administration was withholding aid from Ukraine, Trump was focused on a conspiracy theory that Ukraine was somehow involved in a 2016 election interference scheme.

What's more, NBC News reported last week that the White House's decision to block the release of nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine - a key element of the scandal - went through the White House Office of Management and Budget.

"I think Mr. Mulvaney's acknowledgment means that things have gone from very, very bad to much, much worse", Schiff told reporters Thursday, according to The Hill.

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The president pitched hosting the 2020 G-7 summit at Trump National Doral at this year's August gathering of leaders in Biarritz, France, saying that the luxury property is "very big" and that each country could "have their own villa, or their own bungalow".

Democrats immediately jumped on Mulvaney's statement, declaring that it was proof that the president had a "quid pro quo" agreement with the foreign aid.

The White House is acknowledging that President Donald Trump asked Ukraine's leader to investigate his country's role in meddling in the 2016 US presidential campaign. "But that's it, and that's why we held up the money".

"You're talking about looking forward to the next election", Mulvaney replied. Absolutely", Mulvaney said. "No question about that.

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