Stephen K. Bannon, Raheem Kassam, and Jason Miller discuss Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s withdrawal from a joint lawsuit with Charles Kupperman on Episode 23 of War Room: Impeachment.
“Breaking news coming out right now: Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney saying today that he is withdrawing his motion to involve himself in the Charles Kupperman lawsuit over the House subpoena, that’s the longstanding tit for tat going back and forth between the White House and the [Intelligence] Committee over whether or not Mulvaney has to comply with the subpoena. But Mulvaney’s lawyers announcing that they will file their own lawsuit as a separate case, NBC’s Pete Williams reporting,” Kassam said, prompting the discussion.
“He’s withdrawing from Kupperman so he’s not actually suing the President, he’s just going after the House, correct? He’s simply going to file against the House forcing him to do this,” Bannon clarified.
“Yeah,” Miller confirmed. “Ultimately Mick Mulvaney does not want to have to go and violate any sort of Presidential privilege, so it’s just a little bit of legal maneuvering. But he wants to do it independently of Kupperman.”
“It may be significant – is it significant, I’m asking the question, in the broader sense of the Bolton/Mulvaney tension that’s been longstanding? Is this why they’re choosing to go two separate routes?” Kassam asked.
“I think that’s part of it,” Miller agreed, “because obviously Kupperman is connected at the hip with Bolton. And Bolton, which I think we could do an entire show on…’Book Deal Bolton’, really what his end game is, what he’s getting at here with his lawyer coming out and saying that he might have additional information that might be relevant. Also I think there is a real question when you dive into with Bolton, did he walk out with confidential information, classified information, did he leave that with all these notes he took from the White House and what actually are we going to see in the book. I think there are some real issues with Bolton.”