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Mon Dec 7, 2020, 10:24 PM

The Pompeos' dinners at the State Department cost taxpayers $43,000, documents show.

Source: NYT

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spent at least $43,000 in taxpayer funds to host a series of intimate dinners as he mulled his political future, according to a watchdog group that has sued the State Department for details of the events.

Mr. Pompeo and his wife, Susan, invited about 12 guests to each of the so-called Madison Dinners, held in a State Department reception room, according to documents released on Monday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW. The guest lists for about two dozen of the dinners, held between 2018 and 2020, included American business leaders and conservative political officials.

Shortly before he was fired as the State Departmentís inspector general, Steve A. Linick had asked about the Madison Dinners as part of an internal inquiry into possible misuse of official funds.

Mr. Pompeo has denied any wrongdoing and insisted he was merely hosting the same kinds of activities as had secretaries of state in previous administrations.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/07/us/joe-biden-trump/the-pompeos-dinners-at-the-state-department-cost-taxpayers-43000-documents-show

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Mon Dec 7, 2020, 11:58 PM

1. That's a lot of beer and pizza to the rest of us.

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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:51 AM

2. Well, you know, we've only ourselves to blame (in part) . . .

Had we not criticized and made fun of the Dotard when he served burgers and cold fries to all those football players, that might have been the fare for this shindig as well.

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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 01:56 PM

4. Pompeo looks well fed but that's still an expensive dinner.

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