From the government watchdog group CREW:
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent more than $10,000 in taxpayer funds on engraved Madison Dinner-branded pens that he gifted to attendees of the notorious dinner parties, according to records obtained by CREW in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The guests included high-profile Republican donors, who could be politically useful if Pompeo runs for office in the future.
The new records reveal that the pens, which were custom-embossed with Madison Dinner logos, cost the Department at least $10,433 for a total of 400 pens. The records also show that the pens were engraved in and shipped from China. As Secretary of State, Pompeo was a vocal critic of “Chinese trade abuses that cost American jobs and strike enormous blows to the economies all across America.”
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NEW: Mike Pompeo spent more than $10,000 in taxpayer funds on engraved “Madison Dinner” pens, according to records obtained by CREW. The pens were shipped from and engraved in China.https://t.co/PhHnGywsHT
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