The question often arises. But it’s less often that you get to ask, “Where you lying this afternoon or are you lying this evening?”
Mulvaney This Afternoon
ABC REPORTER: Let’s be clear. What you just described is a quid pro quo. Funding will not flow unless the investigation into the Democratic server happened as well.
MULVANEY: We do that all the time with foreign policy. … I have news for everybody. Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy. Elections have consequences.
Mulvaney This Evening
Let me be clear, there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election. The president never told me to withhold any money until the Ukrainians did anything related to the server. The only reasons we were holding the money was because of concern about lack of support from other nations and concerns over corruption. … There never was any condition on the flow of the aid related to the matter of the DNC server.