“Mick Mulvaney has gone noticeably quiet over the past week, just as the president’s impeachment fight picks up. The White House’s acting chief of staff has not appeared on any major TV shows to defend President Trump, nor has he had any success in setting up an internal White House war room to respond to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry,” Politico reports.
“Instead, the president’s top aide has found his influence dwindling inside the West Wing as Trump faces the greatest threat to his presidency to date. It’s the same place where Reince Priebus and Gen. John Kelly found themselves, despite each having a wildly different management style and philosophical approache to the chief of staff job. Trump sidelined all three of them, even after Mulvaney made nice with his family and adopted his ‘let Trump be Trump’ ethos.”