Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo Calls Paris Accord “Virtue Signaling For Elites”

Fox News reports: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about how the previous administration’s “America First” policy benefited the world at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday. Pompeo also criticized the Paris Climate Accord, calling it was a “job-destroying joke.” “We all want clear safe drinking water, but the Paris Agreement was a fantasy for …

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Pompeo Spent $10K On Engraved Chinese Pens

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 …

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Pompeo Cancels Trip After EU Officials Refuse Meeting

Reuters reports: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people familiar with the matter said. The Europeans snubbed Washington’s top envoy days after the storming of the U.S. Capitol by thousands of supporters of …

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Pompeo: America Now Has “Swagger” Thanks To Me

The Independent reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted out a series of upbeat posts on Friday about how America is full of “swagger” since he’s been top diplomat, furthering speculation he’s eyeing a run for president in 2024. “We’re so much safer today than four years ago,” secretary Pompeo began. “Over the coming days, I’m going to lay out …

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WH Blocks Statement Blaming Russia For Hack Attack

CNN reports: White House officials had drafted a statement assigning blame to Russia for the attack and were preparing to release it Friday afternoon but were told to stand down, according to people familiar with the plans. Officials initially weren’t told why the statement was pulled back. The statement placed blame on Russia for orchestrating the attack but left open …

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Mike Pompeo Publicly Blames Russia For Cyber Attack

Politico reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly blamed Russia for the monthslong cyber hack of agencies across the U.S. government. “This was a very significant effort, and I think it’s the case that now we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity,” Pompeo told radio host Mark Levin in an interview released …

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Pompeo In Quarantine After Contact With Infected

The Hill reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is entering quarantine after he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, the State Department announced Wednesday. A State Department spokesperson said that Pompeo has since tested negative for the coronavirus but will quarantine “in accordance with [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines.” “He is being closely monitored …

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Hundreds Skip Pompeo’s “Superspreader” Xmas Party

The Washington Post reports: Only a tiny fraction of the more than 900 guests invited to an indoor holiday party hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan showed up on Tuesday following an outcry from public health officials and U.S. lawmakers warning that the reception bore all the hallmarks of a superspreader event, said two U.S. …

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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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