Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo Unveils Funding Ban For “Anti-Semitic” Human Rights Groups That Criticize Abuses By Israel

The Hill reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday announced that the State Department will ban funding any organization it determines participates in the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, labeling such activity as anti-Semitic. The secretary made the announcement alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while on travel in Jerusalem and said the State Department would …

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WH Won’t Give Biden Messages From World Leaders

CNN reports: A stack of messages from foreign leaders to President-elect Joe Biden are sitting at the State Department but the Trump administration is preventing him from accessing them, according to State Department officials familiar with the messages. Traditionally, the State Department supports all communications for the President-elect, which is why many countries began sending messages to State over the …

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Pompeo Vows Smooth Transition To Trump’s Next Term

Vice News reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just became the latest high-ranking Republican official to insist, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, that President Trump didn’t actually lose the 2020 election. “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo said in a briefing on Tuesday. Pompeo’s wild-eyed departure from reality comes as Trump continues …

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Trump Admin May Label Amnesty International And Other Leading Human Rights Groups As “Anti-Semitic”

Politico reports: The Trump administration is considering declaring that several prominent international NGOs — including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam — are anti-Semitic and that governments should not support them, two people familiar with the issue said. The proposed declaration could come from the State Department as soon as this week. If the declaration happens, it is likely …

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Vatican Denies Pompeo’s Request To Meet With Pope

Reuters reports: The Vatican said on Wednesday it had denied a request from Mike Pompeo for an audience with Pope Francis, and accused the Secretary of State of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential election by denouncing its relations with China. The extraordinary remarks from the two top diplomatic officials at the Vatican came after Pompeo …

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Pompeo To Keynote Event For Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

CNN reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is slated to keynote a gala event for a conservative Christian organization in Florida — an appearance that comes a month before Election Day and may violate legal and ethical guidelines. Not only is the top US diplomat advertised as the featured guest at the Florida Family Policy Council’s 15th Anniversary Gala on …

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EU Boycotts Pompeo’s “Human Rights” Speech To UN

The Washington Post reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought his campaign to redefine and prioritize human rights to the United Nations on Wednesday, declaring that such protections around the world are in “crisis.” Pompeo delivered his remarks via videotape during a U.S.-hosted event at the United Nations General Assembly. He quickly pivoted from the 1948 U.N. declaration that is …

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Pompeo Flogs Christianity As Official US Foreign Policy

The Christian Post reports: Speaking at the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas on Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed America’s responsibility to model Christian behavior and to be a light unto the world amid pressure from critics who say faith must be kept out of the public square. Jack Graham, the pastor of the Plano megachurch, introduced Secretary Pompeo, …

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Pompeo To Push Anti-LGBTQ Agenda At UN Assembly

Mother Jones reports: Two months after a controversial State Department commission elevated religious freedom at the expense of LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to promote its findings at the United Nations, Mother Jones has learned. During the UN General Assembly, which begins on September 15 in New York, Pompeo is expected to lead …

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Pompeo Axed Campaign Ad After RNC Speech Furor

The Times of Israel reports: Plans were scrapped for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to film a Republican campaign ad in Israel in the wake of criticism surrounding his speech from Jerusalem to the Republican National Convention, according to a Tuesday report. Channel 12 news cited sources with knowledge of the discussions, who said plans for Pompeo to participate …

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House Committee To Hold Mike Pompeo In Contempt

The New York Daily News reports: The House Foreign Affairs Committee pulled out the big guns against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, announcing its plans to hold him in contempt over his “alarming disregard for the law,” including his potentially illegal speech at the Republican National Convention this week. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), said Pompeo …

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Mike Pompeo Delivers Illegal, Lie-Filled RNC Speech

Fox News reports:  “What stands out to me is that about two or three weeks ago, Donald Trump suggested that he might make his acceptance speech at the White House,” Fox News host Chris Wallace said Tuesday night. “And there was an uproar in Washington. Republican Senate leaders said, ‘That can’t happen. We can’t have that.’ That barrier was completely …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Republican Convention Day Two

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s family will take center stage as Republicans aim to boost the president’s reelection bid Tuesday at the 2020 Republican National Convention. First lady Melania Trump will headline the speakers Tuesday. Two of the president’s children, Eric and Tiffany, will also deliver remarks earlier in the night. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also speak, breaking …

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House Panel To Investigate Pompeo Over RNC Speech

NBC News reports: Diplomats who are barred by law from mixing work and politics say they’re appalled by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to address the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, breaking with long-standing traditions aimed at isolating American’s foreign policy from partisan battles at home. It would be problematic enough, current and former U.S. diplomats said, if Pompeo …

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Pompeo Again Trolls Pelosi With Lisa Simpson Gif

The Daily Beast reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted a GIF of Lisa Simpson sobbing and ripping up papers during House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Pompeo had mocked Pelosi by tweeting the same clip in February shortly after Pelosi ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union speech. The clip comes …

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US Condemns Belarus Election As “Not Free And Fair”

Via press release from the State Department: The United States is deeply concerned about the conduct of the August 9 presidential election in Belarus, which was not free and fair. Severe restrictions on ballot access for candidates, prohibition of local independent observers at polling stations, intimidation tactics employed against opposition candidates, and the detentions of peaceful protesters and journalists marred …

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Pompeo Warned Russia About Bounties On US Troops

The New York Times reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Russia’s foreign minister against Moscow paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants and other Afghan fighters for killing American service members, U.S. officials said. Mr. Pompeo’s warning is the first known rebuke from a senior American official to Russia over the bounties program, and it runs counter to President Trump’s …

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Pompeo Claims DOJ Can Delay The Election [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump‘s baseless Wednesday morning question about postponing the 2020 general election has been given new life. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested the final decision on any such postponement hinges upon whether Attorney General Bill Barr and others at the DOJ can find a legal justification to change the date. “Can a president delay …

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REPORT: State Department Warned Russia On Bounties

The Daily Beast reports: The U.S. State Department has issued warnings to Russia that there will be repercussions if Moscow pays bounties to the Taliban for successfully killing American soldiers, according to two senior American officials and another individual with knowledge of the matter. The warnings were issued through the department’s diplomatic channels after public news reports in June that …

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Britain Ends Immunity “Loophole” After Fatal Crash

The New York Times reports: Britain and the United States have agreed to end a legal loophole that allowed an American woman to flee Britain after she was involved in a car accident that killed a teenager, the British authorities said, almost a year after the crash started a diplomatic tug of war between the two countries and sparked widespread …

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