[Ed. – The NY Post editors are right. One, there was no extortion at all, since Volodymyr Zelensky didn’t even know U.S. military aid was under review and on hold at the time Trump spoke to him. Two, requesting Zelensky’s assistance in advancing a Ukrainian probe that had been underway for months before the call is no more than what POTUS should be doing anyway.]
Everyone who already thought the case for President Trump’s impeachment was a slam-dunk went berserk Thursday, claiming that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had just admitted to a quid pro quo with Ukraine.
Except that what Mulvaney “admitted” is that the administration was doing what it should — pushing a foreign government to cooperate in getting to the bottom of foreign interference in the 2016 campaign. …
In fact, all Mulvaney did was repeat yet again that Trump “was worried about corruption with that nation” — and specifically say those worries extended to cooperation in “the look-back to what happened in 2016.”