Shot & Chaser: White House Admits What We’ve Known All Along (But Mulvaney’s Been Lying About It)

SHOT: 

“I wasn’t there to burn the place down or blow it up.” – CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, January 19, 2018

  • In January 2018, Mick Mulvaney said of the CFPB, “I wasn’t there to burn the place down or blow it up.” On January 19, 2018, Mick Mulvaney said, “‘I’ve told people from the day I walked in there, I wasn’t there to burn the place down or blow it up,’ Mulvaney, who is also director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said in an 18-minute briefing to White House reporters about the looming threat of a government shutdown.” [Kate Berry, “Mulvaney: No plans to ‘blow up’ CFPB,” American Banker, 01/19/18]

 

CHASER: 

Mulvaney’s “mission [at the CFPB] was to blow that up, which he has.” – A ‘close’ White House Advisor, July 24, 2018

  • By July though, the ruse had been dropped, and a “close White House adviser” said Mulvaney’s mission at CFPB was “to blow that up.” On July 24, 2018, it was reported that a “close White House advisor” had said Mulvaney’s “‘mission [at the CFPB] was to blow that up, which he has. He is very well-suited to the chaos,'” [Nancy Cook, “‘What do we think about Mick?’: Trump narrows down chief search,” Politico, 07/24/18]

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