A new report has revealed more of acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's role in withholding nearly $400 million in U.S. aid to Ukraine — and how top Trump administration officials tried to get the money released.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, then-national security adviser John Bolton and Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged President Donald Trump to release the aid, with Bolton even saying it was "in America's interest" to do so, according to The New York Times' story.
The report is a "game changer" that shows the need for witness testimony in the president's impeachment trial, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday.
New York's senior senator is now demanding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., call Mulvaney, Bolton, and several other top White House officials as witnesses at Trump's Senate trial.
Meantime, a federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Bolton's onetime deputy that sought to answer whether the White House could block him from testifying before Congress.
"Meet the Press" tackled the topic of disinformation and the search for truth in the era of "alternative facts" with New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron on Sunday.