Trump advisers predict Mick Mulvaney is a goner after Trump's impeachment trial

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It looks like Mick Mulvaney is right: President Trump just can't quit him, even as he longer wants or needs him.

Trump has been threatening to fire Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff and nominal director of the Office of Management and Budget, for weeks, The Washington Post reports. Trump is particularly angry that Mulvaney acknowledged in an Oct. 17 press conference that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine to pressure Ukraine's government to investigate his Democratic opponents. But "senior advisers have cautioned Trump that removing Mulvaney at such a sensitive time could be perilous," the Post reports, "both because Mulvaney played an integral role in the decision to freeze the aid, and because of the disruption that would be caused by replacing one of Trump's most senior aides."

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