Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had harsh words for ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. With Giuliani now in charge of Pres. Donald Trump’s efforts to appeal reported results of the presidential race. More specifically, Mulvaney said the effort should be handled by more experienced attorneys.
As he claimed, “I’m still a little concerned about the use of Rudy Giuliani. It strikes me that this is the most important lawsuit in the history of the country, and they’re not using the most well-noted election lawyers.”
Plus he added, “There are folks who do this all of the time. This is a specialty. This is not a television program. This is the real thing, And I was struck by a couple things that Rudy said in court yesterday. So on one hand, I think it needs to go forward. It absolutely does. I wish that it was being prosecuted a little more efficiently.”
Trump’s team has suffered a series of setbacks in court as of late. But Giuliani argued that losing election lawsuits help advance their case to the Supreme Court. He announced, …we’re prepared in some of these cases to lose and to appeal and to get it to the Supreme Court.”
Yet Mulvaney told several days after the election, “I recommend that [Trump] accept a peaceful transition of power, which I think he would do absolutely anyway.”
Mulvaney wore multiple hats during his time in the Trump administration. He held the role as Chief of Staff just over a year, from early 2019 until March of 2020. That following the departure of retired Marine Gen. John Kelly.
In addition, he served as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He now serves as U.S. special envoy to Northern Ireland after Mark Meadows took over as White House chief earlier this year.
Mulvaney told CNBC took aim at President Trump just days ago for refusing to concede the election, saying, “I recommend that he accept a peaceful transition of power, which I think he would do absolutely anyway.”
Trump trails rival Democrat Joe Biden in the current electoral college count. With a number of states left to report their official results. Several legal challenges have already been brought, according to Trump’s team. Among them are claims in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
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Then Mulvaney added, “Look, the president is a fighter, there’s no question about it, and you’ll see him fighting down to the very last.” Plus he argued, “at the end of that process, [if] Joe Biden’s the president, you can absolutely guarantee a peaceful transition of power. I just hope the same is true on the other side.”
He wore multiple hats during his time with the Trump administration. Mulvaney serving as Chief of Staff just over a year, from early 2019 until March of 2020. That following the departure of retired Marine Gen. John Kelly.
As current Chief Mark Meadows took charge earlier this year. Mulvaney now serves as the U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland. He is clearly tuned in to what’s going on with this wholly unprecedented presidential election.
Still the final result could take a while. A total count in North Carolina might not be known for another week. Beyond that numerous states may remain up in the air as Pres. Trump takes his fight to court.
Though Mulvaney appears to signal that Trump’s tenure may be winding down.
Should Trump listen and concede without incident? Or does he have grounds to challenge?