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  • Pompeo Responds to Susan Rice's 'Crazy' Talk: 'She Has a History of...Lying'

    07/07/2020 10:17:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 7/7/2020 | Susan Jones
    "To hear Ambassador Rice talk that way, it's just crazy," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, following Rice's Sunday appearance on "Meet the Press," where she blasted the Trump administration for "incompetence" regarding raw intelligence that Russia paid the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan. In her Sunday appearance, Rice acted as though the unverified intelligence about Russian bounties was factual. "The message to Vladimir Putin is you can kill American service men and women with absolute impunity," she said. "You know, she has a history of going on Sunday shows and lying," Pompeo told Fox News's...
  • Pompeo Calls Hong Kong Law an 'Affront to All Nations' (Freepers are criminals under this law)

    07/01/2020 12:58:57 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 15 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | July 1, 2020 | By Reuters, Wire Service Content July 1, 2020, at 10:40 a.m.
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the new security law China has imposed on Hong Kong was an affront to all nations and Washington would continue to implement President Donald Trump's directive to end the territory's special status. Pompeo told a news briefing the United States was deeply concerned about the safety of everyone in Hong Kong and said Article 38 of the law passed on Tuesday purported to apply to offenses committed outside Hong Kong and likely included Americans. "This is outrageous and an affront to all nations," he said.
  • The Status of the Hagia Sophia

    07/01/2020 12:37:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | July 1, 2020 | Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
    The Government of Turkey has administered the Hagia Sophia as a museum – officially recognized by UNESCO as part of the Historic Areas of Istanbul World Heritage Site – in an outstanding manner for nearly a century. We urge the Government of Turkey to continue to maintain the Hagia Sophia as a museum, as an exemplar of its commitment to respect the faith traditions and diverse history that contributed to the Republic of Turkey, and to ensure it remains accessible to all. This extraordinary site is a testament to religious expression and to artistic and technical genius, reflected in its rich and...
  • The Tide Is Turning From China's Huawei Toward Trusted 5G Vendors: Mike Pompeo

    06/26/2020 7:45:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/26/2020 | BY ELLA KIETLINSKA
    More and more countries and telecom companies “are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state” and allowing only trusted vendors in their 5G networks, excluding Huawei from deals with their telecommunications operators due to the Chinese company’s ties with the Chinese military, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.Companies like Huawei are required by China’s security law “to share any information that they have and that includes the private information, whether that’s health care information or other personal information of a citizen from the Czech Republic or a citizen of Germany or...
  • Pompeo says UN Human Rights Council hits new low with anti-US resolution on race, police

    06/20/2020 8:09:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council, after the controversial organization passed a resolution criticizing the state of policing and race in the U.S. -- even as it is accused of ignoring egregious human rights violations from those on the council itself. The United Nations Human Rights Council, now comprised of Venezuela and recently, Cuba and China, has long been and remains a haven for dictators and democracies that indulge them, Pompeo said in a statement. It is a grave disappointment to those genuinely seeking to advance human dignity. Even so, the Councils decision...
  • Mike Pompeo Tears into 'Rogue Actor' China for 'Escalating' Border Tension with India

    06/19/2020 11:58:41 AM PDT · by libh8er · 1 replies
    News18 ^ | 6.19.2020 | PTI
    The US on Friday criticised the Chinese Army for "escalating" the border tension with India and described the ruling Chinese Communist Party as a "rogue actor." Launching a scathing attack on the Chinese government, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Chinese Communist Party wants to undo all the progress the free world has made through institutions like NATO and adopt a new set of rules and norms that accommodate Beijing. "The PLA (People's Liberation Army) has escalated border tensions with India, the world's most populous democracy. It's militarising the South China Sea and illegally claiming more territory there,...
  • Pompeo maintained secret advisory board at CIA, and the House subcommittee wants answers

    06/18/2020 6:53:31 AM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6/16 | haley victory smith
    A leading Democratic lawmaker asked the CIA for answers on an undisclosed advisory board Secretary of State Mike Pompeo organized during his time as head of the spy agency. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the head of the oversight panel's national security subcommittee, expressed concern that the activities of the board may have been inappropriate and that its members were more likely to be wealthy, influential individuals. "To date, the CIA has refused to identify the individuals selected by Mr. Pompeo to serve on the External Advisory Board during his tenure, as well as the role of his wife, Susan Pompeo, a...
  • Mike Pompeo defends US' moral standing to raise religious freedom concerns amid Floyd protests and China's accusation of "double standards"

    06/14/2020 6:58:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/14/2020 | Samuel Smith
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to China's accusation that the United States has double standards when it comes to protests, noting that the communist nation doesn't allow free speech and it imprisons religious minorities, unlike the U.S. A spokesperson for China's communist government denounced the U.S. for supporting Hong Kong protesters and then said the U.S. has a double standard because some police officers have used force against protesters and journalists in the wake of George Floyds death. Pompeo countered the argument by emphasizing that the contrast between the two countries couldnt be more clear. In a press conference...
  • Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

    05/28/2020 11:27:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the firing earlier this month of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, telling "The Ingraham Angle" in an exclusive interview Thursday that "I regret that I didn't recommend to the president earlier that he be terminated. "He was acting in a way that was deeply inconsistent with what the State Department was trying to do," Pompeo told host Laura Ingraham. "His office was leaking information, we tried to get him to be part of a team that was going to help protect his own officers from COVID-19. He refused to be an active...
  • Government watchdog: 'No evidence' Pompeo violated Hatch Act with Kansas trips

    05/28/2020 6:52:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 28 2020 | Jordain Carney
    A government watchdog found "no evidence" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated a federal law governing political activities with trips he took to Kansas last year. The disclosure was made on Thursday by Pompeo when he sent a letter to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, that included a copy of the Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) report, and then also sent a copy of the letters to a group of reporters. "OSC has no evidence to conclude that you violated the Hatch Act. Therefore, we are closing this matter without further action,"...
  • Mike Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China; Secretary of State notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous

    05/27/2020 9:49:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 05/27/2020 | By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo notified Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China. The notice sets the stage for the U.S. to withdraw preferential trade and financial status that the former British colony has enjoyed since it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997. Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997," Pompeo said in a statement. Pompeos decision was not accompanied by a revocation of any specific privileges...
  • Secretary Pompeo News Conference (5-20-20, China, Covid19, fired IG)

    05/21/2020 6:40:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    C-Span ^ | 5-20-2020 | Secretary Pompeo
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a news conference at the State Dept today, talking about China, the pandemic, and the firing of State Dept. Inspector General Steve Linick. This runs 20 minutes.
  • Oh, About That IG Wrongfully Fired by Mike Pompeo; Turns out Dems May Want to Hold Their Fire

    05/19/2020 8:26:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    red state ^ | 5/19/2020 | elizabeth vaughn
    On Friday, it was reported that State Department Inspector General Steve Linick had been fired. Immediately, the left pounced calling it an unlawful act of retaliation. The story was that Linick was conducting an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for asking subordinates to run personal errands for him and his wife. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) said, I have learned that the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Secretary Pompeo. Mr. Linicks firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation. House Democrats may want to hold their fire...
  • China Just Folded On Pompeos Accusation They Admit They Purposely Destroyed COVID Lab Samples

    05/19/2020 5:46:07 AM PDT · by · 16 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Daniel Ottomire
    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused China of hindering the United States ability to battle COVID-19. He has claimed the foreign country denied sending samples of the virus to scientists, even destroy what samples they had. This sparked criticism from the mainstream media. Yet now, China is admitting he was right. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) admitted late last week that it destroyed coronavirus lab samples during the initial months of the outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China By destroying the lab samples, China has made it significantly harder to identify the exact place where the outbreak...
  • Fired watchdog was looking into whether Pompeo made staffer do personal errands

    05/18/2020 7:28:41 AM PDT · by rintintin · 21 replies
    Fox News via New York Post ^ | May 18 | By Rich Edson and Mike Arroyo, Fox News
    WASHINGTON The State Department watchdog whom President Trump fired last Friday had been looking into whether Secretary Mike Pompeo had ordered a staffer to perform personal errands including walking his dog, making dinner reservations and grabbing dry cleaning, a source familiar with the investigation told Fox News on Sunday. Still, Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations Committees already had requested, through public letters, records of any open inspector-general matter dealing with the Office of the Secretary. The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.
  • Grassley demands Trump answer for firing State Department watchdog who 'failed' in Steele dossier inquiry

    05/16/2020 8:48:11 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 69 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jerry Dunleavy
    A top Republican senator demanded a deeper explanation from President Trump about his removal of the State Department watchdog while criticizing the ousted inspector general over a flawed investigation into British ex-spy Christopher Steeles dossier.
  • Congressional Democrats launch investigation into Trump's firing of State Department IG

    05/16/2020 2:47:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    The top Democrats on the House and Senate foreign affairs committees launched an investigation Saturday into President Trump's Friday night firing of State Department Inspector General (IG) Steve Linick. Rep. Eliot Engel, the chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Sen. Bob Menendez, the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, wrote letters to the White House, State Department and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to preserve all records related Linick's dismissal and to turn the information over by Friday, May 22. President Trumps unprecedented removal of Inspector General Linick is only his latest...
  • Pompeo Fires Deep State IG Steve Linick an Obama Holdover Who Worked with Democrats During Sham Impeachment

    05/15/2020 10:30:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 28 replies
    Thegatewaypundit ^ | May 15 2020 | Jim Hoft
    State Department Inspector General and Deep State hack Steve Linick was fired on Friday night. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fired the anti-Trump Obama holdover. Linick served as State Department IG since 2013 Linick played a role in the faux impeachment of President Trump over Ukraine. Linick requested an urgent meeting with Congressional Democrat staffers. During the meeting Linick handed over documents related to the Trump administration and Ukraine. The entire impeachment was a scam to divert attention away from the Biden Crime Family and Hunter Bidens pay-for-play with Burisma Holdings. Linick was an anti-Trump hack who should have been...
  • China confirms unauthorised labs were told to destroy early Coronavirus samples (Mike Pompeo was right)

    05/15/2020 8:02:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/15/2020 | Zhuang Pinghui in Beijing
    China on Friday confirmed it had ordered unauthorised laboratories to destroy samples of the new coronavirus in the early stage of the outbreak, but said it was done for biosafety reasons. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has repeatedly said that Beijing declined to provide virus samples taken from patients when the contagion began in China late last year, and that Chinese authorities had destroyed early samples. Liu Dengfeng, an official with the National Health Commissions science and education department, said this was done at unauthorised labs to prevent the risk to laboratory biological safety and prevent secondary disasters caused...
  • Trump's National Security Picks Want to Air Obama's Iran Secrets

    11/19/2016 6:27:37 PM PST · by blueyon · 35 replies ^ | 11/19/16 | Eli Lake
    For years, many Republicans and conservatives have charged that President Barack Obama was shielding embarrassing intelligence and policy details about Iran in order to support the nuclear deal reached last year. With Donald Trump's upset victory, the party of Lincoln will have an opportunity to declassify and disclose this information. While no decisions have been made, two early picks to Trump's cabinet suggest this is going to happen. Let's start with retired general Michael Flynn, the next president's choice to be national security adviser. Flynn served for two years as Obama's director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to...