Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo Cracks Down On Improper Use Of Commas

CNN reports: Iran, North Korea, Syria and … commas. While Mike Pompeo is focused on a number of key geopolitical concerns, an email obtained by CNN suggests that the secretary of state also appears to have had it, up to, here, with, the rampant, improper use of commas by State Department staff. In the last few months, two emails have ...

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Trump Tells Pompeo To Cancel North Korea Trip, Sends “Warmest Regards, Deep Respect To Chairman Kim”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Friday asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel an upcoming trip to North Korea, arguing on Twitter that the United States has not made “sufficient progress” on denuclearization talks. Pompeo said Thursday that he would be traveling to North Korea next week. On Friday, Trump partly blamed China for the stalled momentum. North ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Mike Pompeo Testifies On Helsinki Summit

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could be in for a rough afternoon on Capitol Hill. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to grill him on the Helsinki summit, Iran and North Korea. While congressional hearings aren’t usually must-see TV, viewers may be in for political fireworks Wednesday. That’s because Trump has angered European allies, held a ...

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Mike Pompeo To Host Religious Freedom “Ministerial”

“There are many countries in which religious freedom is not available. And we believe that by gathering citizens from around the world – we’ll have over 80 delegations from different countries, 40 plus of my counterparts at the foreign minister level will be in attendance, and religious leaders like yourself – all brought together to highlight the central nature of ...

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North Korea Blasts “Regrettable” Talks With Pompeo

Reuters reports: North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes. The statement by an unnamed North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday came hours after Pompeo concluded two days of talks with North Korean officials ...

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Trump To Gift Kim Jong-Un With “Rocket Man” CD

The Guardian reports: When Mike Pompeo meets Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, he will reportedly attempt to smooth a path towards denuclearisation with a gift that playfully references a low point in relations between the North Korean leader and Donald Trump: a CD of Elton John’s Rocket Man. The US secretary of state will present Kim with the CD along with ...

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US Formally Withdraws From “Hypocritical And Self-Serving” United Nations Human Rights Council [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the US UN envoy Nikki Haley made the announcement at a joint news conference in Washington. Ms Haley last year accused the council of “chronic anti-Israel bias” and said the US was reviewing its membership. Formed in 2006, the ...

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Mike Pompeo Explodes At Reporter For “Insulting And Ridiculous” Question On Verifying NK Denuclearization

You will NOT question Glorious Leader or his minions: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted a reporter on Wednesday when the journalist asked why the denuclearization of North Korea was not in the agreement signed between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. “The president said it will be verified,” the reporter asked Pompeo in South Korea, to which Pompeo said. ...

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State Department Recognizes LGBTI Pride Month: We Reaffirm Our Commitment To Defending Human Rights

Just in from the State Department: The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation ...

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Pompeo Vows To Thwart Russian Meddling In Midterms

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the administration will take “appropriate countermeasures” to fight what he called “continued efforts” by Russia to meddle in November’s vote. He did not elaborate on the Russian ...

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Trump: I’ll Meet With Kim In Singapore On June 12th

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump will meet Kim Jong Un for his historic summit on North Korea in Singapore on June 12th. Trump announced the date and time in a tweet on Thursday morning. The meeting will be the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. The specifics of the meeting were finalised by Trump’s ...

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Trump Welcomes US Men Held By North Korea [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Three American men who had been held by North Korea touched U.S. soil once again early Thursday, where they were met by President Trump, who has hailed his diplomacy with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for winning their freedom. The trio — Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim – all held on charges of ...

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Trump: North Korea Has Released Three US Prisoners

The New York Times reports: President Trump declared a diplomatic victory on Wednesday by announcing that North Korea had freed three American prisoners, removing a bitter and emotional obstacle ahead of a planned meeting between him and the young leader of the nuclear-armed nation. The release of the three prisoners, all American citizens of Korean descent, was in some ways ...

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White House Releases Photo Of Pompeo And Kim

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday that it would be a good idea to release the photographs of the meeting between then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did just that on Thursday afternoon. “Mike Pompeo did go there, he wasn’t supposed to meet with Kim Jong Un, but ...

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Full Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo In 57-42 Vote

The Washington Post reports: The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state on Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who’ve questioned his record of hawkish policy positions and past controversial statements about minority groups. The split vote represents the political scrutiny Pompeo is likely to encounter as he moves from the CIA to the State Department, where he’ll face ...

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Senate Panel Narrowly Endorses Mike Pompeo

The Wall Street Journal reports: A Senate committee endorsed Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of state on Monday, sending him to the full Senate for his expected confirmation, after Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) reversed himself and withdrew his opposition. The panel confirmed Mr. Pompeo along party lines, avoiding an embarrassing defeat for President Donald Trump. All of ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Caves To Trump, Will Vote For Pompeo

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday completely reversed his position to support CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next secretary of state. With Paul’s favorable vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will now bring Pompeo’s nomination to the Senate floor. A party-line vote is expected, and with three Democrats already pledging their support, Pompeo ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News recaps today’s likely topics: Mike Pompeo confirmation: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on President Trump’s pick to be the next Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo late this afternoon.  Pompeo faces an uphill battle in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where Democrats on the committee say they will be voting “no” on his nomination. GOP ...

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Trump Wails About Anti-Pompeo “Obstructionists”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump criticized “obstructionist” members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday over opposition to CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Democrats on the committee announced Sunday they will not support Pompeo for State secretary when they vote Monday evening. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could still ...

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Sanders On Pompeo: Democrats Have To Decide If They Love America More Than They Hate Trump [VIDEO]

“Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president. And they have to decide that they want to put the safety and the security and the diplomacy of our country ahead of their own political games. And we’re very hopeful that they will. Mike Pompeo is a highly qualified individual, ...

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