More Lies, More Questions About Pompeo’s Role In Trump’s Abuse Of Power
October 2, 2019
Today, Secretary Pompeo confirmed that he was on Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, despite previously suggesting he had no knowledge of it. This latest development comes as Pompeo tries to stonewall the House’s impeachment inquiry, and raises even more questions about his involvement in Trump’s abuse of power.
Pompeo confirmed today that he was on the call where Trump pressured the Ukrainian president, despite previously suggesting he had no knowledge of the call.
Washington Post: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Wednesday that he was on the July call in which President Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son.”
ABC News: “He appeared on ‘This Week’ on Sept. 22, when he made no mention of being on the call with Ukraine’s president when asked about it. He said he had not seen the whistleblower’s complaint.”
Pompeo is stonewalling the House’s impeachment inquiry, creating the appearance he is trying to cover something up.
Wall Street Journal: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday rejected the proposed dates for depositions of current and former State Department employees, and he alleged that House investigators looking into President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s leader were intimidating and bullying the officials.”
Pompeo’s State Department connected Rudy Giuliani with a top aide to Ukraine’s president, helping his efforts to pressure a foreign government to interfere in our election to help Trump.
Daily Beast: “When President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on cable news programs last week, he deflected questions about his work in Ukraine and instead hammered home one talking point over and over again: The State Department knew he was trying to dig up dirt on 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Giuliani waved his phone on air, flashing text messages between himself and State Department representatives and saying it was the department that connected him to a close adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.”