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  • Mike Pompeo reveals intel that may link China lab to COVID-19 outbreak

    01/16/2021 8:42:42 AM PST · by navysealdad · 39 replies
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Friday revealed previously unreported intelligence that may link a lab in Wuhan, China, to the start of the global coronavirus pandemic. Pompeo also called on the World Health Organization to fully investigate the possibility that the deadly bug accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology
  • US Bishops Disagree with Designation of Cuba as Terrorism Sponsor

    01/15/2021 6:41:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 15, 2021 | CNA
    US Bishops Disagree with Designation of Cuba as Terrorism SponsorIn announcing the designation of Cuba Jan. 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it has provided “support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.”WASHINGTON — The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.The decision was based in part on Cuba’s provision of haven to Colombian rebel leaders and fugitives from US justice, as well as Cuba’s support of Nicolas Maduro, the disputed president of...
  • Voice of America reporter reassigned for Pompeo questions

    01/13/2021 3:53:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2021 | By DAVID BAUDER
    The White House reporter for Voice of America was abruptly pulled from her beat after trying to question Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following a speech he gave at the government agency this week. Pompeo’s speech and the demotion of Patsy Widakuswara led to an angry phone meeting between journalists and managers Tuesday that typified some of the tensions at the agency during President Donald Trump’s administration. After speaking, he engaged in a brief question and answer session with VOA’s new director, Robert Reilly. Apparently unsatisfied with the questions put to Pompeo, Widakuswara shouted her own as he was leaving....
  • UN Ambassador’s Planned Trip to Taiwan Canceled

    01/12/2021 3:38:02 PM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/12/2021 | Cathy He
    A planned trip to Taiwan by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft has been canceled. She would have been the third senior American official travel to the island in less than six months. Craft was due to visit Taiwan from Wednesday to Friday, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Tuesday that all travel this week had been canceled due to transition efforts for the incoming Joe Biden administration. Pompeo’s planned trip to Europe was also canceled. Pompeo last week announced Craft’s planned travel to the democratic island, which sparked anger from the...
  • Pompeo cancels last diplomatic trip as Biden team prepares to take over

    01/12/2021 11:55:26 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 13 replies
    CNBCommie ^ | 1/12/2020 | Amanda Macias
    “We are fully committed to the completion of a smooth and orderly transition process to be finalized over the next 8 days. Both the Department and the President-elect’s team have been fully engaged for several weeks toward this end, and we are pleased with the level of cooperation and professionalism that has been displayed,” State spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus wrote in a statement Tuesday announcing the change in Pompeo’s schedule.
  • Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks at the Voice of America (3 pm, January 11, 2021)

    01/11/2021 11:45:30 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | January 11, 2021 | U.S. Department of State
    It will be broadcast on Youtube starting at 3 pm Sorry!
  • Sanctioning Russia-linked Disinformation Network for its Involvement in Attempts to Influence U.S. Election

    01/11/2021 10:51:56 AM PST · by raynman33 · 24 replies
    US Secretary of State ^ | 1/11/2020 | US Secretary of State
    Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on seven individuals and four entities that are part of a Russia-linked foreign influence network associated with Andrii Derkach, who was designated on September 10, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13848 for his attempt to influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. Derkach, a member of the Ukrainian parliament, has been an active Russian agent for more than a decade, maintaining close connections with Russian intelligence services. Former Ukraine Government officials Konstantin Kulyk, Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Andriy Telizhenko, and current member of the Ukrainian parliament Oleksandr Dubinsky, have publicly appeared with or affiliated themselves...
  • Washington “One-China” Policy Dead As Pompeo Lifts Restrictions On US-Taiwan Relations

    01/09/2021 7:57:00 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 1-9-2021 | Tyler Durden
    Washington “One-China” Policy Dead As Pompeo Lifts Restrictions On US-Taiwan Relations The embattled Trump administration has just nuked the decades long US recognition of the “One China” policy status quo in what surely constitutes the biggest shot across Beijing’s bow after months of anti-China escalation. Despite the globe’s attention focused on the Capitol protest chaos and Democrats readying a charge to impeach under Pelosie, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday announced this absolute bombshell, namely that he’s now lifting “self-imposed restrictions” on the relationship between the United States and Taiwan. He announced in an official statement: Today I am...
  • Exclusive – Pompeo Stands by Trump: ‘I’m Proud of What We Accomplished … History Will Remember Us Very Well’

    01/09/2021 4:38:21 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 30 replies ^ | 9 Jan 2021 | KRISTINA WONG
    Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a message to former Trump administration officials walking away from President Donald Trump, during a meeting with top Republican lawmakers and senior congressional staffers on Friday evening, Breitbart News learned exclusively. “I am proud of what we’ve accomplished — not just in the national security, foreign policy space, which I’ve worked with, but the things that we’ve done with families, the pro-life work that we have done. These are things that will truly be historic. I think history will remember us very well for these things when the books are written,” he said in...
  • Pompeo: Russia Behind Widespread Hack Of U.S. Government

    12/19/2020 5:20:07 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 19, 2020 | Leslie Eastman
    ...Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio demanded retaliation against the hackers responsible for the massive cyber security breach. “The methods used to carry out the cyberhack are consistent with Russian cyber operations,” Rubio, acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a tweet. “But it’s crucial we have complete certainty about who is behind this. We can’t afford to be wrong on attribution, because America must retaliate, and not just with sanctions.” …Rubio said the attack is close to “an act of war” in an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Thursday night. “You saw the bulletin tonight, it went...
  • Pompeo to quarantine after contact with COVID-positive person, cancels holiday party

    12/16/2020 4:15:48 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 16 Dec 2020 | Humeyra Pamuk
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus and will be quarantining although he has tested negative, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.... ..."The secretary has been tested and is negative. In accordance with CDC guidelines, he will be in quarantine. He is being closely monitored by the department’s medical team." The State Department did not answer further queries..
  • Pompeo tells the truth about China, Ga Tech speech today...

    12/09/2020 4:43:46 PM PST · by BobNative · 4 replies
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks truth about China at Ga Tech...
  • Secretary Pompeo to Deliver Remarks at Georgia Institute of Technology (video)

    12/09/2020 9:40:11 AM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/9/2020 | youtube
  • Pompeo puts visa restrictions on Chinese officials

    12/09/2020 1:12:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 7 replies
    NHK ^ | 12/05/20
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials and others who use "coercive tactics" on people seen as working against Chinese Communist Party interests. Pompeo said in a statement on Friday that the party's United Front Work Department "frequently intimidates members of academia, businesses, civil society groups, and Chinese diaspora communities, including members of ethnic and religious minority communities" who speak out against human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tibet, and elsewhere in China. Pompeo said tactics by the United Front include the release of personal details online of their...
  • Trump senior aide Kushner and team heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar

    11/29/2020 4:36:09 PM PST · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29 Nov 2020 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks ... Kushner’s trip comes after the killing on Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran... Days before the killing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Saudi Arabia and met with bin Salman, an Israeli official said, in what was the first publicly confirmed visit by an Israeli leader. Israeli media said they were joined by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The historic meeting underlined how opposition to Tehran is bringing about a strategic realignment of countries...
  • Netanyahu, Pompeo, and Crown Prince Reportedly Hold Secret Meeting in Saudi Arabia

    11/23/2020 2:45:48 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 23, 2020 | Vijeta Uniyal
    In what could be a landmark in the Middle East’s history, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Israeli media reported. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, currently on a tour of the region, was also reportedly present at the meeting in Neom, Saudi Arabia. Netanyahu was accompanied by the head of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Yossi Cohen, who is widely regarded to have played a key role in preparing the groundwork for the recent normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Arab Gulf states, news...
  • US, Taiwan sign pact to hold annual economic talks

    11/21/2020 6:47:01 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    The Asian Age ^ | 21 Nov 2020 | International Desk
    The US and Taiwan signed a pact to establish annual economic talks for five years despite objections by China to Washington's support for Taipei. The memorandum of understanding was signed after an inaugural round of economic talks in Washington on Friday. Future discussions will alternate between the US and Taipei, Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, said in a briefing in Taipei on Saturday, reports Bloomberg.Both sides agreed that strategic cooperation on the semiconductor industry is a mutual priority, and will push for further collaboration in supply chains, science and technology, 5G and telecommunications security and global...
  • Pompeo on election results: 'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration'

    11/10/2020 1:37:39 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 11/9/2020 | rebecca kheel
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo battled reporters over President Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the presidential election, predicting “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration” despite the fact that former Vice President Joe Biden is the projected winner of the race. The comment from Pompeo, a top ally of the president, came during a combative news conference at the State Department on Tuesday when the Cabinet member was asked whether the agency is prepared to engage with Biden’s transition team. "There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration," Pompeo replied. “We're...
  • Trump announces new Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict ceasefire brokered by US

    10/25/2020 4:52:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 25, 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    After taking the stage at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, President Trump tweeted his congratulations Sunday to the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, “who just agreed to adhere to a cease fire effective at midnight.” “Many lives will be saved,” Trump wrote, adding that he was “proud of my team,” including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun, and the White House's National Security Council, for “getting the deal done!” The deal brokered by the U.S. comes after Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov...
  • HOLY OCTOBER SURPRISE? — Pompeo just announced he has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails, and is ‘in process’ of releasing them publicly

    10/09/2020 11:59:06 AM PDT · by rxsid · 143 replies
    HOLY OCTOBER SURPRISE — Pompeo just announced he has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails, and is ‘in process’ of releasing them publiclyPompeo on Dana Perino’s show in the past 15 minutes. Watch the last 30 seconds. The clip is unclear. Trump is talking about the 33,000 emails, then Pompeo says we’ve got them, but doesn’t mention the 33,000. He might be talking about just the classified emails. This story is developing.