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  • State Department Press Briefing - Mike Pompeo (video)

    11/26/2019 10:19:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    CSPAN ^ | November 26, 2019
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about a number of topics, including Iran, Egypt, China, Hong Kong, and Ukraine, in a press briefing at the State Department.
  • Pompeo to formally unveil Reagan statue in Berlin

    11/06/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will formally unveil a statue of former President Reagan in Berlin, 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell in the city. During his visit in Germany, Pompeo will reveal the statue of Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, according to a Facebook post from the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The statue will overlook the location where the president gave his speech calling for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Pompeo will inaugurate the statue on Friday, the day before the 30th anniversary of the momentous...
  • The State Department’s been fighting presidents since long before Trump

    10/22/2019 11:42:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22 2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    House Democrats are grilling a stream of disgruntled career diplomats in a basement hearing room of the Capitol. The hearings are supposed to be secret, but Democrats leak snippets of the testimony daily. They are hoping it will add up to a case for impeaching President Trump. So far, all the testimony actually proves is these State Department diplomats think they, not Trump, ought to be running foreign policy. Never mind impeachment. The most pressing constitutional issue is who decides the nation’s foreign policy, the president or the permanent bureaucracy. House Democrats are accusing Trump of offering Ukrainian President Volodymyr...
  • Diplomats describe all-time low in morale at State under Trump

    10/21/2019 6:59:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/19 06:00 AM EDT | REID WILSON
    BY REID WILSON - 10/21/19 06:00 AM EDT The Trump administration's perennial push for steep budget cuts, an exodus of senior staffers with decades of experience and constant allegations that agency employees represent a deep state has sent morale at the State Department to an unprecedented low. On top of that, President Trump has fired a senior diplomat after a whisper campaign mounted by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and abandoned steadfast allies in the Middle East to fend for themselves on the battlefield at the behest of Turkey's government. Current and former diplomats say the weight of those events...
  • Pence, Pompeo secure cease-fire agreement in Syria after meeting with Turkish president

  • Mike Pompeo on Democrat Thugs in Congress: They Violated Rules – Told State Dept. Officials “Not to

    10/02/2019 10:03:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10/2/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is holding meetings in Italy, held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Rome. Secretary of State Pompeo told reporters he was on the July 25th Ukrainian call which would be expected. He also said the policy with Ukraine is consistent. Of course, this is what the liberal media latched onto. But then Pompeo dropped these bombs on the street thugs and goons running the US House committees. Pompeo told reporters how Democrats in the House violated fundamental principles, contacted State Department officials directly and told them NOT to contact legal counsel. Secretary of...
  • Mike Pompeo: ISIS 'more powerful today' in some areas of the world despite losing Syria caliphate

    08/20/2019 7:22:47 PM PDT · by rintintin · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 20 2019 | Guy Taylor
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the Islamic State remains a “complicated” foreign policy challenge and is actually stronger in some corners of the world today than it was before having its self-proclaimed “caliphate” decimated by U.S.-backed forces in Syria and Iraq. “There are certainly places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago,” said Mr. Pompeo, who asserted that President Trump “is very focused on making sure that we apply the right resources against the problem.” Mr. Pompeo’s rare acknowledgment of the Islamic State’s threat, a group President Trump has claimed...
  • Pompeo...capture of British-flagged tanker: Up to ‘United Kingdom to take care of their ships’

    07/22/2019 12:23:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greg Norman |
    Pompeo said the “the United States has a responsibility to do our part, but the world’s got a big role in this too – to keep these sea lanes open.” He added that Iran’s recent behavior should alarm nations around the globe. “We don’t want war with Iran. We want them to behave like a normal nation. I think they understand that and I think the whole world is waking up to the fact that this threat is real,” Pompeo told "Fox & Friends." “It’s not just a threat against America, it’s not just a threat against Israel. It’s a...
  • Iran responsible for 'blatant assault' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says

    06/13/2019 11:31:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06-13-2019 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Secretary of STate Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for the "blatant assault" on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier on Thursday. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Pompeo said Iran is working to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz and are a deliberate part of a campaign to escalate tension. His comments came shortly after a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that it saw an unexploded mine attached to the hull of the Panama-listed, Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous ship, one of the two ships attacked. It is the same type of mine...
  • U.S. embassies defying Trump admin by flying ‘gay pride’ flag: ‘This is category one insurrection’

    06/10/2019 10:23:21 AM PDT · by ptsal · 102 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2019-06-10 | Jon Dougherty
    The U.S. diplomatic corps, much of which hails from far-Left Ivy League institutions, has been the most defiant when it comes to obeying POTUS Donald Trump’s policies, as evident by the fact that several American embassies have hoisted the “gay pride” rainbow flag in defiance of the president. After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of “Pride Month,” several of them, along with other diplomatic missions, are doing it anyway.
  • Pompeo agrees it's possible God raised Trump to protect Israel

    05/08/2019 3:36:29 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 75 replies
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed with a suggestion posed in an interview that it's possible God raised Donald Trump to be President in order to protect Israel from Iran.
  • Pompeo scraps Merkel talks due to 'global security issues'

    05/07/2019 7:50:02 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 21 replies
    The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has abruptly cancelled a long-established plan to hold talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin, citing unspecified “international security issues”.
  • Pompeo abruptly cancels trip to Germany

    05/07/2019 7:46:57 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7 | Devan Cole and Nicole Gaouette
    Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a scheduled trip to Germany, where he was planning to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel "due to pressing issues," the State Department said early Tuesday. No specific reason was given for the cancellation. The press pool traveling with Pompeo has not been told where they are going next, and have been warned they may not be able to report from the country they are going to until after their departure.
  • Scarborough Comes Unglued on Pompeo: 'Absolute Fool, Beyond Contempt'

    05/06/2019 5:29:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough's white-hot hatred of Donald Trump apparently extends to members of the President's administration. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough launched a nasty, personal attack on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. After playing a clip of Pompeo expressing frustration at Chris Wallace asking on Fox News Sunday, asking why President Trump didn't bring up election meddling with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, Scarborough came unglued, calling Pompeo, among other insults, an "absolute fool" who is "beneath contempt," complete with his wife's supportive echoing. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • 'Enormous hypocrisy': Hungary blasts US' warnings on the dangers of dealing with Russia or China

    02/12/2019 5:44:58 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    RT: Russia Today ^ | 11 Feb 2019
    US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's quest to scare Hungary away from dealing with Russia and China appears to have turned sour, as Budapest said it's fed up with lectures about its foreign policy. Pompeo is on a five-day massive charm offensive in Eastern Europe seeking to "make up" for the time the US "shunned" the nations of the region "in a way that drove them to fill a vacuum with folks who didn't share our values," as he himself put it. He did not focus his attention solely on the Kremlin, though, and promptly warned his Hungarian counterpart about the...
  • Evoking Legacy of Soviet Communism, Pompeo Slams Ongoing ‘Russian Aggression'

    02/12/2019 4:44:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | Theodore Kupfer
    Pompeo began his trip with a Monday stop at the statue of Ronald Reagan in Budapest’s Liberty Square, completed in 2011 to commemorate his administration’s stalwart opposition to the Soviets. Then, on Tuesday morning in Bratislava, the secretary of state visited the Gate of Freedom memorial at Slovakia’s Austrian border. He ended the day with a meeting with Poland’s foreign minister, Jakub Czaputowicz. At every stop, Pompeo reminded his audience of U.S. and international reporters of the grim legacy of Soviet Communism while paying tribute to his host countries, which, he said, “cast off the Soviet yoke.” At the Gate...
  • Pompeo Says U.S. To Be More Engaged In East Europe, Warns Russia Trying To Divide West

    02/11/2019 6:46:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 11 2019
    On the first day of a five-country European tour that will focus on opposition to the growing influence of Russia and China in Central Europe, Pompeo met with Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban. "We must not let Putin drive wedges between friends in NATO," Pompeo told a joint news conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Pompeo specifically pointed to Central Europe's reliance on Russian energy as well as the presence of the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, particularly in Hungary.
  • Mike Pompeo, steadfast secretary of state

    01/20/2019 4:34:48 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 20, 2019 | Mike Evans
    As an Evangelical Christian, Pompeo can easily see the historic damage that was done by Mr. Obama’s speech made during what was later dubbed his “apology tour.” The man who, in my estimation, holds the title of one of the greatest secretaries of state ever, made a trip to the Middle East earlier this month. Mike Pompeo stopped in Cairo to speak to the students and faculty at the American University in Cairo. He said, and I quote, “America is a force for good in the Middle East.” This was unlike president Barack Obama who stood before a group in...
  • South Korea bypassing North Korea sanctions

    01/21/2019 3:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    President Moon Jae-in’s government is seeking ways to circumvent international sanctions against North Korea to reopen an inter-Korean industrial park. The Kaesong industrial complex north of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas was shut down in February 2016 after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test. The ensuing moves by Seoul officials suggest the Moon administration is seeking to resume the inter-Korean projects, particularly the joint industrial park, as a catalyst for the North’s denuclearization rather than a step to be taken after a significant progress is made. But it would prove practically impossible to bypass sanctions imposed by a...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Pelosi says Trump is accused by his own State Department

    01/18/2019 7:50:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 107 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 18, 2019 | By Francesca Chambers
    BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Pelosi says Trump is accused by his own State Department of putting lives of members of Congress and U.S. TROOPS at risk by revealing her plans to lead delegation to Afghanistan when he canceled military jet President Trump cancelled Nancy Pelosi's government-funded trip abroad She asked him Wednesday to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union Cited security concerns amid the partial government shutdown White House official said it had nothing to do with her demand that he give his address in the Oval Office or after the shutdown ends Trump informed Pelosi via a letter...