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Sun May 17, 2020, 08:55 AM

Democrats investigating whistleblower claims Pompeo's security picked up Chinese food and his dog

ICYMI ---from last summer. I do not know the outcome.



Exclusive: Democrats investigating whistleblower claims Pompeo's security picked up Chinese food and his dog


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/01/politics/pompeo-democrats-whistleblower-claims/index.html


By Michelle Kosinski, CNN Updated 5:41 PM ET, Mon July 1, 2019




Washington (CNN)Democrats on a key House congressional committee are investigating allegations from a whistleblower within the State Department about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his family's use of taxpayer-funded Diplomatic Security -- prompting agents to lament they are at times viewed as "UberEats with guns".

Congressional investigators, who asked for the committee not to be named as they carry out their inquiries, tell CNN that a State Department whistleblower has raised multiple issues over a period of months, about special agents being asked to carry out some questionable tasks for the Pompeo family.

In April, for example, an agent was asked to pick up Chinese foodówithout Pompeo in the car. The whistleblower said this led agents to complain that they are now serving as "UberEats with guns," which has created a buzz within the department, according to multiple Democratic congressional aides who cited the whistleblower.

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And CNN has seen a document given to the committee aides by the whistleblower showing that in January, Diplomatic Security was asked by a person in Pompeo's office to pick up his adult son from Union Station in Washington and bring him to the family home.
Lon Fairchild, the special agent in Charge of the Diplomatic Security Service, did not deny that the specific trips, such as the dog or the takeout food, were carried out by agents, but said in a statement, "I was head of Secretary Pompeo's security detail since his first day on the job. At no point during my service did he or any member of his family ask me or any member of my team to act in any way that would be inconsistent with our professional obligation to protect the Secretary 24-hours a day, 7-days a week."....................

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Reply Democrats investigating whistleblower claims Pompeo's security picked up Chinese food and his dog (Original post)
riversedge May 2020 OP
Iliyah May 2020 #1
Squinch May 2020 #2
Drum May 2020 #3
dalton99a May 2020 #4
Indykatie May 2020 #5
Chainfire May 2020 #6
UTUSN May 2020 #7
Arazi May 2020 #8

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Sun May 17, 2020, 08:59 AM

1. ugh . .

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:59 AM

2. Why can't his taxpayer funded security people say, "we're not allowed to do that, sir."

Half the problem with these crooks is what WE let them get away with.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:08 AM

3. This! 👆

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:09 AM

4. Kick

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:16 AM

5. With All the Major Crimes Being Done By This Administration This Almost Sounds Petty (sarcasm)

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Sun May 17, 2020, 10:25 AM

6. The cheap bastards

can't even pay for taxis or food delivery? Instead send a highly trained, highly paid, agent.

The agents probably grit their teeth and do it because to balk would cost them their careers. It is not as if the administration has not fired "disloyal" people before now is it.

It is a minor thing, but it is a sign of a much bigger problem.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:27 AM

7. Long ago reports that Pomp & wifey been tourist touring with luxe perks all along

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:33 AM

8. State Dept IG was just fired for looking into this. Imo, it's why Pompeo isn't running for Senate

He knows he's got shit to hide, worse than this too.

While this kind of thing is a crappy abuse of career security personnel (and probably small in relation to other stuff he's doing), it pisses off the average voter who do not have personal servants to go fetch the Chinese take-out, pick up family from the train station, take doggo to the groomers etc

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