Mick Mulvaney Admits to Only Meeting With Lobbyists Who Gave Him Money

26 April, 2018, 12:46 | Author: Lora Ball
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Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenator offers new details on allegations against VA nominee Trump's nominee for the VA is on the ropes Trump backs Renacci in Ohio Senate race MORE (D-Ohio) said Mulvaney should step down as Office of Management and Budget director and acting chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after his Tuesday comments before a crowd of bankers.

Mick Mulvaney is supposed to be protecting American consumers from unfair practices by banks and other businesses.

In a speech to the American Bankers Association, Mulvaney said that when he was a congressman, he would only meet with lobbyists who weren't from his district if they gave him a campaign donation. "If you're a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you". If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.

Eisen said the White House official should be investigated for possibly engaging in a quid pro quo, in which individuals or groups donated to his campaign in exchange for specific actions he took in his capacity as a lawmaker.

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Well, how utterly noble of him to talk to the people he represented without asking them to pay up first.

Richard Painter, President George W. Bush's top ethics lawyer, told Business Insider that Mulvaney's admission that he exchanged money for access "puts a target on his back". On Tuesday, Mulvaney basically admitted to accepting bribes from lobbyists. The scandalous part is that Mulvaney asked the executives and lobbyists to donate more money, and told them the more they donated, the more influence they would have. The New York Times reported, "Mr. Mulvaney said that trying to sway legislators was one of the 'fundamental underpinnings of our representative democracy".

The evidentiary bar was raised after the Supreme Court's June 2016 decision in McDonnell v. Administration officials said the rebranding was an attempt to diminish the agency's public profile.

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