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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:13 AM

A senior adviser to Mike Pompeo just resigned. Now he's set to testify in the impeachment probe

Source: CNN



(CNN) Michael McKinley is set to testify as part of the House Democrats' impeachment probe -- less than a week after resigning as a senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. McKinley, a former US ambassador, will appear before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees on Wednesday, two congressional sources told CNN Monday. The former State Department adviser is appearing for a transcribed interview, according to one of the sources, which indicates he is not coming under subpoena. McKinley declined to comment ahead of his testimony.

CNN reported on Thursday that the longtime diplomat was leaving his post as a top adviser to the secretary of state -- a role he had held since May 2018. His resignation and congressional testimony come as the State Department faces increased pressure from House investigators and as numerous current and former State Department officials have expressed fear and outrage over the department's handling of the Ukraine scandal.

McKinley was deeply concerned with the silence in the top ranks at State in not defending former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch, and it was one reason he resigned, one source told CNN. The source said that McKinley had been mulling over the decision for a few weeks. A former senior State Department official told CNN that McKinley was "known to be a man of integrity, a man of principle." "If he had encountered something either that was happening in the State Department or he felt he could no longer carry out his duties without compromising his integrity and his principles, he is somebody who would feel he had no choice but to resign," they said.

McKinley had been in the foreign service for more than three decades and served as ambassador to Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan and Brazil. In a farewell email to his State Department colleagues obtained by CNN on Friday, McKinley wrote that he was "leaving the department to pursue other opportunities, wherever they might lead." The decision is personal: it's time after 37 years with the Department," he wrote. Asked about McKinley's departure in an interview in Nashville on Friday, Pompeo said his adviser "wanted to go on and begin the next phase of his life."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/16/politics/who-is-mike-mckinley/index.html

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Reply A senior adviser to Mike Pompeo just resigned. Now he's set to testify in the impeachment probe (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 16 OP
Maxheader Oct 16 #1
milestogo Oct 16 #2
3Hotdogs Oct 16 #3
oldsoftie Oct 16 #5
groundloop Oct 16 #6
Hotler Oct 16 #8
oldsoftie Oct 16 #4
brooklynite Oct 16 #7

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:34 AM

1. So is michael going to sing?



Is there anything to sing about? I tend to think ole 10-hut
has covered himself...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:42 AM

2. Looks like he is about to spit.

Not a common expression for a professional photograph.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:54 AM

3. Gub'mint employees leaving to preserve their integrity. Who'd-a ever predicted that.

I speculate Mike Pence resigning next week.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:58 AM

5. Then tump would pick Ivanka as VP

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 09:12 AM

6. Nah, Pence has secretly been sitting in THE CHAIR and he likes it

Pence can taste the Presidency, he won't give up a chance to become king.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 09:34 AM

8. .......

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:57 AM

4. Three decades of service? Well then, "DEEP STATE!!!!!" There's the excuse

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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 09:13 AM

7. UPDATE: Pompeo adviser to decry politicization of State Dept. in impeachment probe testimony

Michael McKinley, the former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo until his sudden resignation last week, will tell House impeachment investigators Wednesday that career diplomats were mistreated during his tenure and some had their careers derailed for political reasons, according to a person familiar with his testimony.

McKinley will outline how his concerns culminated with the recall of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, a punitive action he and many other rank-and-file diplomats viewed as wholly unjustified.

“The unwillingness of State Department leadership to defend Yovanovitch or interfere with an obviously partisan effort to intervene in our relationship with Ukraine for the political benefit of the president was too much for him,” said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pompeo-adviser-to-decry-politicization-of-state-dept-in-impeachment-probe-testimony/2019/10/16/a43eec04-ffa5-4189-9845-dc8ad3be190b_story.html

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