Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

Kinzinger Roasts Pompeo: He Has No “Moral Center”

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said on Friday that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “did all of [former President] Donald Trump’s bidding” while serving in the role. He said Pompeo did “a good job” while serving as director of the CIA but completely committed himself to Trump after he joined the Cabinet. Kinzinger said Pompeo is trying …

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TODAY: Pompeo Interviews With Jan. 6 Committee

CNN reports: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting on Tuesday with the January 6 committee, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. The deposition will be conducted virtually, the source added. The panel has shown an increased interest in members of former President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, particularly regarding conversations among Cabinet members about invoking the 25th Amendment …

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Pompeo In Talks To Testify Before Jan. 6 Committee

ABC News reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is in active discussions with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his testimony behind closed doors, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. Pompeo is tentatively scheduled to speak with the committee in the coming days, sources said. The recent outreach to …

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Spanish Court Summons Pompeo To Testify On Alleged Trump Admin Plot To Kidnap And Murder Julian Assange

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been ordered to appear in a Spanish court to explain a possible U.S. government plot to kidnap and assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ABC Spain reports, citing legal sources close to the case. Yahoo News broke the news of the alleged 2017 plot last September, reporting that …

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OH THE IRONY: Trump-Backed Mehmet Oz Condemns “Pathetic Xenophobic Attacks” By Fellow Republicans

The American Independent reports: Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz’s campaign blasted a primary rival for “pathetic and xenophobic” attacks against him. In the same statement, Oz’s campaign touted an endorsement from former President Donald Trump, who has frequently pushed similar bigoted tropes. “Now that he lost President Trump’s endorsement, he’s resorted to sad and desperate attacks that are no …

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Pompeo Speech Lays Groundwork For 2024 WH Bid

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo checked all the boxes for a Republican presidential candidate in the Trump era, going after the “woke left” and the media while wading into gender politics Thursday during a Sarasota appearance that included a warning about Americans moving away from “Judeo-Christian” values. Pompeo is widely believed to be considering …

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US Paying $2M/Month To Protect Pompeo From Iran

The Associated Press reports: The State Department says it’s paying more than $2 million per month to provide 24-hour security to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a former top aide, both of whom face “serious and credible” threats from Iran. The department told Congress in a report that the cost of protecting Pompeo and former Iran envoy Brian …

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Pompeo Rips MTG As “Playing Footsie With Neo-Nazis”

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Sunday for “playing footsie” with white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who hosted a conference she attended on Friday. Pompeo has himself been accused of espousing racist rhetoric. One day before leaving office in 2021, Pompeo tweeted from his official account that “multiculturalism” was not “who …

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Pompeo At CPAC: Trump Showed “Resolve” On Ukraine

Mediaite reports: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed on Friday that the United States expressed “resolve” for Ukraine “four years prior” – despite his boss, former President Donald Trump, attempting a quid-pro-quo with Ukraine over U.S. assistance to that country. “We’ve seen a Russian dictator now terrorize the Ukrainian people because America didn’t demonstrate the resolve that we did …

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2024 Watch: Pompeo Pays Experts For “Media Training”

Axios reports: Mike Pompeo’s political action committee spent $30,000 on media training from last March to June — the most on any service beyond payroll during the first six months of 2021. The former secretary of State hasn’t just been losing weight but working to hone his media skills amid speculation about a possible presidential run, records show. The spending …

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Hometown Paper Shreds Pompeo’s Weight Loss Claims

From the editorial board of the Kansas City Star: We asked weight loss experts, and people who have lost large amounts of weight themselves, whether it’s possible to lose 90 pounds in six months simply by eating better and hitting a humble home gym for half an hour five or six times a week. Their response? Absolutely not, almost certainly …

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Pompeo: I Lost 90 LBs In Six Months By “Eating Right”

The New York Post reports: America isn’t just seeing less of Mike Pompeo because the Trump administration is no longer in the White House. We are seeing less of the former secretary of state because there is literally less of him — 90 pounds, to be exact. The former director of the CIA has faced a lot of challenging situations …

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BOOK: Mnuchin And Pompeo Discussed Removing Trump Via 25th Amendment After Capitol Riot [Video]

The Hill reports: ABC News’s Jonathan Karl writes in “Betrayal” that then-Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke with other Cabinet members including then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about attempting to remove Trump from office through the 25th Amendment, according to excerpts published by MSNBC. Karl, during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” early Monday, said Pompeo “asked for a legal analysis …

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REPORT: Pompeo Led Trump Admin Discussions On Kidnapping Or Assassinating Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Yahoo News reports: In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation. Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far …

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Fox Anchor Chris Wallace Grills Pompeo On Afghanistan: Do You Regret Giving The Taliban Legitimacy? [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Wallace pointed out that a number of critics have said that Trump cutting a deal with the Taliban without the Afghan government even being involved was “hugely demoralizing” and led to the current chaos. (Notably, just weeks before the 2020 election, the Taliban endorsed Trump for president in the hopes he would “wind up U.S. military …

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Pompeo Prays With Wingnut Pastor For God To Forgive CA For Electing “Anti-Christ Worldview” Pelosi, Harris

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Mike Pompeo, a former Republican member of Congress who served as director of the CIA and secretary of state during the Trump administration, spoke at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills church in California Sunday, which was founded by right-wing pastor Jack Hibbs. Following Pomepo’s remarks during the early Sunday service, he and Hibbs sat …

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Impeachment Witness Sues Pompeo For $1.8 Million

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, is suing former secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the U.S. government for $1.8 million to compensate for legal fees incurred during the 2019 House impeachment probe. The suit, filed Monday in federal court in the District of Columbia, alleges that Pompeo reneged on his …

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Pompeo Urges Proselytizing At The Workplace: Talking To Coworkers About Jesus Helps Makes America Better

“First, speak your faith. Talk about this with your friends at work. Make this something that is a topic of conversation. Let them know how you think America needs to proceed. When we do that as faithful servants of the Lord, we have every opportunity to make America better. “Second, live it. Run for the school board, join the PTA, …

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Fox Insiders Angry Over Pompeo Hire: “Nauseating”

Mediaite reports: “Oh get the fuck out of here,” said one Fox insider, who had not heard the news, when Mediaite informed them that Pompeo had been hired. “Nauseating,” they added. “This is so needless. He would have come on the channel anyway.” “He’s obviously just trying to get more exposure before his 2024 run,” another staffer said. Pompeo infamously …

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Fox News Hires Mike Pompeo As Paid Contributor

Via press release from Fox News: FOX News Media has signed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a contributor, announced its CEO Suzanne Scott. Pompeo, a diplomat, public servant, entrepreneur and attorney, will offer analysis across all FOX News Media platforms, including FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming. He will make his first appearance on …

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