Saturday, 07 December, 2019

‘Not going to do it’: Pompeo refuses to defend attacked diplomat

Chris Stewart Republican Rep. Chris Stewart dismissed any notion of “witness intimidation,” calling that accusation “nonsense.” | Andrew Harnik AP
Travis Berry | 21 November, 2019, 00:30

According to a report in Time Magazine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told three prominent republicans, whose names were not mentioned, that he plans to resign from the Trump Administration to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020.

The three Republicans included "one who served in the Trump Administration, another who remains in government, and a third who served in several high-ranking posts and is active in GOP politics", Time reported.

He said that he will "defer to the White House" about particular statements. That is the same day that the White House released a July call in which Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to "do us a favor", leading Democrats to move to impeach him. "The State Department's doing a fantastic job, I think we've delivered in a way that the Obama administration has not delivered on Ukraine". It's the greatest diplomatic corps in the history of the world. "Very pleased with the team", he also said.

Pompeo additionally urged that he understood the explanations for Yovanovitch's abrupt elimination in Could.

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"There's some ideas out there that somehow this change was created to enable some nefarious goal", Pompeo said. He declined to answer the questions of the reporters in which he was asked about Trump's tweet disparaging Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine as she was addressing the lawmakers on Friday.

Trump's bond with Pompeo, who faithfully and vocally defends his foreign policy, has always been seen as unbreakable.

Trump is dealing over allegations he withheld he might press on Ukraine to dig filth on home rival Joe Biden, US navy support. During Friday's hearing, Trump tweeted, "everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad" causing widespread panic in the room with the former ambassador calling the President's intervention very intimidating.

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