Fox contributor and WSJ columnist says Mick Mulvaney's confession was “not a quid pro quo, that's a legitimate ask”

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Citation From the October 17 edition of Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum

KIM STRASSEL (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR, WALL STREET JOURNAL COLUMNIST): Well, and we keep moving the goal post. And we saw this because -- you know, I spent a lot of time covering this Russia collusion false story in the end, and you started out with a couple of accusations and pretty soon we're looking into servers and foreign banks. I mean, then there's just wild allegations the press is chasing down. We're doing the same thing here. 

Remember, the original accusation was that Trump said I will withhold money unless you give me dirt on Joe Biden. Now, apparently, there is something inappropriate -- or it is a quid pro quo for the president to say, we're not going to give you money until you tell us whether or not you meddled in our 2016 election. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but we just asked Bob Mueller to do the exact same thing for several years with regards to Russia. I mean, that's not a quid pro quo, that's a legitimate ask. We do care about foreign countries meddling in our elections. It is good to get that information, but the press has suddenly changed the goal posts again and now, even asking about 2016 is supposedly an impeachable offense.