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Mick Mulvaney's bombshell briefing on Ukraine, in 2 minutes Here are key moments from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's remarks to reporters about Ukraine on Oct. 17. Read more: wapo.st/2IY9Tf5. (Image by YouTube, Channel: Washington Post) DetailsDMCA
Although Mulvaney walked the admission back only a few hours later, this could be the new impeachment counter-strategy of an embattled White House
It fits the “let Trump be Trump” strategy his boosters promote. When pushed by the journalist, Mulvaney didn’t back down but double down. “And I have news for everybody,” he said. “Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy.”
This puts Trump back on the offensive, rather than the defensive, plays to Trump as the taboo-breaker, and speaks to his bold and risky “masculine” leadership style.
And it completely changes the optics of the impeachment process in the House. When the House committee offers evidence for the quid pro quo deal, Republicans and right wing media will respond much more blasé. “We already knew that.” It raises the bar for the committee to come up with something “new” and “shocking”.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
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more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)