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Monday, November 18, 2019

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said he's "proud of the team" at the State Department even as he refused to discuss the ouster of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and the department employees who defied his orders by testifying in the impeachment investigation.

"I always defend State Department employees," Pompeo said in a press briefing at the department on Monday. But he refused to answer substantive questions about the ouster of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled from Kyiv at Trumps demand as the president pressed Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and other Democrats.

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A related op-ed...

Mike Pompeo: Last in His Class at West Point in Integrity
www.nytimes.com

... It seems like every story you read about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo always includes the sentence that he graduated "first in his class" from West Point. That is not a small achievement. But it is even more impressive in Pompeo's case when you consider that he finished No. 1 even though he must have flunked all his courses on ethics and leadership. I guess he was really good in math.

I say that because Pompeo has just violated one of the cardinal rules of American military ethics and command: You look out for your soldiers, you don't leave your wounded on the battlefield and you certainly don't stand mute when you know a junior officer is being railroaded by a more senior commander, if not outright shot in her back.

The classes on ethics and leadership at West Point would have taught all of that. I can only assume Pompeo failed or skipped them all when you observe his cowardly, slimy behavior as the leader of the State Department. I would never, ever, ever want to be in a trench with that man. Attention all U.S. diplomats: Watch your own backs, because Pompeo won't....



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-18 03:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He spelled ashamed wrong.

Oh that's right he's a cancervative. They have no shame.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-11-19 06:45 AM | Reply

"He spelled ashamed wrong."

No, he shouldn't be throwing anyone at State Department under the bus. Rush Limbaugh would love that.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-11-20 03:53 PM | Reply

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