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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:31 PM

Pompeo's Impeachment Role Draws Outcry From Diplomats, Staffers

Source: MSN/WSJ

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been credited with improving State Department staffing and morale, but his treatment of U.S. Foreign Service officers caught in the impeachment inquiry has undercut those efforts, according to current and former career professionals upset over his recent actions.

As the impeachment inquiry increasingly pits the White House against members of the U.S. Foreign Service who have been called to testify, Mr. Pompeo has sided at key junctures with President Trump, prompting at least one high-level resignation and eliciting protests from groups that represent current and former staff members.

They complain that Mr. Pompeo has described Mr. Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president as “appropriate” even though the president during the call disparaged the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who was pulled from her post.

Mr. Pompeo later ignored calls by diplomats for a public statement of support for the ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch. He also denied speaking about the matter with a top aide, Michael McKinley, who testified before the impeachment probe that he had personally approached Mr. Pompeo about it.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pompeos-impeachment-role-draws-outcry-from-diplomats-staffers/ar-BBWBh2R?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:27 AM

1. As well it should!

Pompeo, like the man he toadies to, is a Traitor.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:46 AM

2. Uh...

This first sentence...

"WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been credited with improving State Department staffing and morale..."

Is not true, unless you're counting the air balloons on Fox.

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Response to jvill (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:06 PM

3. I was taken aback by that opening sentence also.

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