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October 21, 2019

CAFE Insider 10/21 Sample: Mick Mulvaney’s Mess

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, “Mick Mulvaney’s Mess,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s walk-back of his quid pro quo Ukraine comments made at a press conference last week.

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  • Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s press conference (video and transcript), 10/17/19
  • Mick Mulvaney’s interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, 10/20/19

Trump Doral & The G7

  • “What Is the Emoluments Clause?,” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • “Trump was already violating the emoluments clause. Grabbing the G-7 is even worse,” The Washington Post, 10/18/19
  • “Trump Has Just the Place for the Next G7 Meeting: His Own Golf Resort,” The New York Times, 8/28/19
  • President Trump’s tweet announcing that the G7 in 2020 would no longer be held at the Trump National Doral resort in Florida, 10/19/19
  • “How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success,” The New Yorker, 12/27/18

Quid Pro Quo Admission

  • The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974,
  • “Mulvaney Says, Then Denies, That Trump Held Back Ukraine Aid as Quid Pro Quo,” The New York Times, 10/17/19
  • Trump’s “perfect call” tweet, 10/1/19
  • Letter sent by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in 2018 raising their concerns that the Trump Administration could unduly pressure Ukraine into obstructing the Mueller investigation by withholding funding, 5/4/18