Skip to comments.Pompeo calls out 'deeply dangerous' accusation Trump Pentagon didn't notify WH of Chinese balloons
Posted on 02/06/2023 2:52:47 PM PST by conservative98
After the Biden administration reportedly said they would like to brief former Trump officials of three alleged prior Chinese spycraft flyovers of North America, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed he had never heard of such operations while he was in office and demanded answers.
On "The Story," anchor Martha MacCallum reported Biden officials have disclosed three prior flyovers of Chinese surveillance balloons, with the caveat that they were not discovered until after President Joe Biden took office in 2021.
"I can speak for myself: I certainly never became aware that there was a three-bus-sized floating device coming across our country for five days, either CIA director or secretary of state [and] I've talked to others who are on my teams – They don't know anything about it either," he said.
"This accusation is deeply dangerous that somehow the military hid from its political command and its political authority information that was vital to American security."
MacCallum later noted that while former Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper also said he was never aware of the three reported flyovers, two relevant officials who have not spoken out are Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis, Ret., one of Trump's Pentagon chiefs.
Pompeo said neither Milley – who he noted is still in his top military adviser role – nor former Secretary Mattis have spoken out as to whether they knew of the Trump-era Chinese spycraft flyovers.
"I would be shocked if General Mattis knew about it and hadn't shared that with either the CIA director or the secretary of state," he said.
Earlier Monday, House Armed Services Committee member Michael Waltz, R-Fla., echoed calls for Mattis to speak publicly as to whether he had knowledge of the reported flyovers.
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What’s with Pompeo?
MSM throwing everything at the fan
to bury this. These’s alot more to this
The goal is to muddy the waters enough so that Biden doesn’t take the hit for it.
“they were not discovered until after President Joe Biden took office in 2021”
Keep pounding this into their tiny brains.
.........not telling Trump sounds very much like something Mattis, in his frame of mind back then, could have done.
I'm not sure what you mean? He's looking for the truth.
Settle down mikee.
They’re using the same strategy as with the classified docs.
Flood the field with everybody-does-it-ism…
Notice Pompeo didn't add Trump's name to his “shocked” comment?
MILLEY scares me
The top ranks now are filled with commie freaks and sexual deviant scumbags. The Woke Brigade.
I don’t understand. It appears to me that Pompeo is being forthright. Do you doubt him, or imply he’s protecting Biden or the Never Trumpers in Mathis’s staff?
Mattis assisting the Chicom’s in documenting American military installations is what this is starting to sound like.
The woke idiots in this administration are out of their leauge. Hell, Putin has single handedly brought NATO to the brink of destruction and disarment in support of Ukraine’s NAZIs.
Pompeo is running for President, and he has every right to protect his reputation from liars. These people have to put up or shut up. Reveal yourselves.
They just threw the faggot JCC under the bus.
There is no way anything like this huge Chinese spy balloon passed over the US without military and public reaction.
I suspect the reason nobody of significance was informed is because unlike this incident, those balloons were of no significance. Probably small, disposable balloons with a radiosonde or some other lightweight instrument package that are launched all over the world every day. It’s possible a few make it from China to the US. I know our weather guessers launched them from my ships all the time. After a few hours, they were lost and forgotten, and nobody really cared where they went...
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