Kind of surprised so many press reports said Mulvaney admitted Trump withheld aid to push Ukraine to 'investigate Democrats.' In fact, Mulvaney said Trump wanted probe of 2016 Russia investigation. That is simply not 'investigating Democrats.'
This is the only accurate piece I've read about Mulvaney. It also provides clarification about the big Ukraine picture. From the characteristically precise .
New: Thinking clearly about Trump and aid to Ukraine.
.⁦⁩ tries to clean up the considerable mess major media outlets have made on whether Trump withheld aid to Ukraine to force it to “investigate Democrats.”
In various statements, President Trump or top aides have listed five reasons for his concern about US aid to Ukraine. Sorting them out
Mulvaney specifically denied Trump withheld aid to push Ukraine to investigate Bidens, which would, in fact, have been 'investigating Democrats.'
Link: Thinking clearly about Trump and aid to Ukraine.
A lot of confusion about what, exactly, were Trump's concerns before withholding, later approving US military aid to Ukraine. Mulvaney just made things worse. Now, some clarification
Good column from breaking down the distinctions on Ukraine that tend to get blurred and ignored