Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo Pressures To Cut Benghazi Charity Funding

Foreign Policy reports: As a little-known congressman from Kansas, Mike Pompeo once said his top priority was getting to the bottom of the killing of J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, calling them heroes who had been let down by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Democratic leaders who put politics above the safety of …

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Mike Pompeo Ridicules Pelosi With Simpsons Image

The Hill reports: A former writer for “The Simpsons” on Wednesday ripped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for using a snapshot from the show to knock Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), saying “please do not ever ever ever use Simpsons material in your twitter or watch the show or refer to it in any way.” Bill Oakley, along with his writing …

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Pompeo Pressures Foreign Govts On Press Freedom

The Associated Press reports: For the past four days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been calling for authoritarian governments in eastern Europe and Central Asia to ease restrictions on press freedom despite criticism for his own treatment of journalists at home. In Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan over the weekend and again on Monday, Pompeo raised human rights issues, …

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Pompeo Won’t Dispute Allegations In Bolton’s Book

ABC News reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to directly dispute allegations reportedly contained in an unpublished manuscript of former national security adviser John Bolton’s forthcoming book, saying he would not comment on press reports “off in the lands of the hypothetical.” In Kyiv on Friday, Pompeo downplayed the report’s credibility — but did not explicitly deny its contents. …

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Pompeo Mocks NPR Reporter: I Hope She Finds Peace

Mediaite reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled tripled down on his offensive against NPR’s All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly, Wednesday, claiming, “I hope she finds peace.” “I took a leap of faith with Mary Louise, invited her to the State Department back in December, we had a great conversation, she asked me if I’d do her the …

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Trump Celebrates Pompeo’s Attack On NPR Reporter:
“I Think You Did A Good Job On Her, Actually” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump made light of a dispute between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and an NPR reporter on Tuesday, saying that the top diplomat “did a good job on her.” Trump recognized Pompeo as “our great secretary of State” during remarks announcing his administration’s Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White …

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Pompeo Escalates NPR Clash, Bars Reporter From Plane

Politico reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s quarrel with NPR escalated on Monday night after one of the radio network’s reporters was barred from flying on the secretary’s plane during an upcoming trip to Ukraine. Michele Kelemen, a veteran reporter for the network, was removed from the list of reporters allowed to fly with Pompeo on a trip to Eastern …

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Trump Echoes Fox Host: Why Does NPR Still Exist?

The Associate Press reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America’s chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and he called her conduct “shameful.” NPR said it …

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US Probes Alleged Surveillance Of Marie Yovanovitch

Buzzfeed News reports: State Department investigators this week interviewed hundreds of diplomats and employees at the US embassy in Ukraine as part of an investigation into the alleged surveillance of former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch by associates of Rudy Giuliani, two US officials with knowledge of the investigation told BuzzFeed News. One diplomatic source described the investigation as “cynical” and a …

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Furious Pompeo Claims Reporter “Lied To Me, Twice”

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused an NPR reporter of lying to him after he made news Friday for allegedly shouting at her after an interview about Ukraine. Pompeo suggested she could not point out Ukraine on a map, contrary to her account of the testy conversation. But he did not dispute Kelly’s most explosive …

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Sec. Mike Pompeo Screamed F-Bombs At NPR Reporter: “Do You Think Americans Really Care About Ukraine?”

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the “F-word” and other expletives after a testy interview with an NPR host on Friday, the news outlet said Friday. Pompeo unloaded on NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly after an interview in which she questioned him on Ukraine and Iran, among other issues. He grew extremely irritated by Kelly’s Ukraine questions. “‘Do …

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Pompeo Refuses To Defend His Ousted Ambassador

Bloomberg News reports: Secretary of State Michael Pompeo refused to defend his ousted ambassador to Ukraine despite being pressed multiple times, maintaining his long-running refusal to mention former envoy Marie Yovanovitch by name. “I’ve defended every single person on this team,” Pompeo told National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, when asked why he hadn’t stood up for Yovanovitch. “I’ve done what’s …

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Pompeo Claims He’ll Look Into Stalking Of Ambassador

CNN reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday publicly committed to look into the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — more than 48 hours after the evidence of potential monitoring emerged and more than 24 hours after Ukraine announced its own investigation into the matter. “We will do everything we need to do to …

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Pompeo And Mnuchin Unveil New Sanctions On Iran

ABC News reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin detailed new sanctions on Iran at the White House Friday morning — the response President Donald Trump chose after backing away from further military conflict after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces following his order to kill Iran’s top commander, Qassem Soleimani. Mnuchin said the administration was …

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Iraqi PM To Pompeo: Advise Us On When US Will Leave

The Associated Press reports: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has told the U.S. secretary of state to send a delegation to Iraq tasked with formulating the mechanism for the withdrawal of U.S troops from Iraq, according to a statement released Friday. The statement, from the office of the Iraqi caretaker prime minister, said the request came in a telephone call …

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Pompeo Bans War Crimes Investigators From US Entry

Reuters reports:  The United States will withdraw or deny visas to any International Criminal Court personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces or allies in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. The court, which sits in The Hague, responded that it was an independent and impartial institution and would continue to do its work “undeterred” by …

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REPORT: It Was Pompeo Who Pushed Trump To Strike

The New York Times reports: Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was the loudest voice in the administration pushing President Trump to kill Iran’s most important general. This week, he is back in his role as the nation’s top diplomat, trying to contain the international crisis the general’s death created. True to form, Mr. Pompeo is not backing down. …

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REPORT: Pompeo Decides Against 2020 Senate Run

The New York Times reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, that he does not plan to run for Senate in 2020, most likely ending Republicans’ hopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in his home state of Kansas, according to four people briefed on the meeting. Mr. …

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Pompeo: Trump Just Made The World Safer [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” that the world is a safer place as a result of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani’s death. “This was a bad guy, we took him off the playing field. And that’s important because this was a fella who was the glue, who was conducting active plotting against …

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Pompeo: Iraq Airstrike Was Due To “Imminent Threats”

CNN reports: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the airstrike ordered to kill top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani “saved American lives,” after Pompeo said on Twitter Friday morning that the decision to eliminate Soleimani was in response to “imminent threats to American lives.” “I can’t talk too much about the nature of the threats. But the American people …

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