Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded on Democratic Senator Tom Udall during a fiery exchange in Congress Friday; slamming the liberal legislator’s claims the President’s foreign policy may be designed to financially benefit Donald Trump.
“Given that the president refuses to disclose his tax returns, how can you assure the American people that American foreign policy is free of his personal conflicts of interest?” Udall asked.
“Senator, I find that question bizarre,” fired-back the Secretary of State.
“I’ve been incredibly involved in this administration’s foreign policy now for 16 months now, and I have seen literally no evidence of what you are scurrilously suggesting,” he added. “It is an outrageous suggestion.”
Watch the fiery exchange above.
POMPEO: North Korea ‘GHOSTED US’ Ahead of Planned Summit
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congressional leaders Thursday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un went completely silent ahead of the June 12th summit; adding Kim’s team failed to respond to US officials requests while preparing the face-to-face meeting.
According to the Daily Mail, Pompeo was speaking with Senators when he shed new light on President Trump’s recent decision to cancel the talks, saying the relationship between the US and North Korea will revert to “situation normal.”
“Over the past many days, we have endeavored to do what Chairman Kim and I had agreed, [which] was to put teams, preparation teams together, to begin to work to prepare for the summit,” said the Secretary of State. “And we had received no response to our inquiries from them.”
President Trump officially canceled the summit Thursday morning, blaming Kim’s “tremendous anger” and “open hostilities” for wrecking the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of both nations in history.
“You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,” the president wrote.
Read the full story at the Daily Mail.
POMPEO: Trump Plans to Bring 'EVERY AMERICAN' Prisoner Home
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned world leaders Sunday that the Trump administration has every intention of bringing “All Americans held anywhere in the world” back to the United States.
The nations’ top diplomat was speaking with CBS News’ Face the Nation when he was asked to comment on other Americans held captive abroad after bringing home three prisoners detained by North Korea.
“You brought those three Americans home from North Korea. There are still at least four Americans being held in Iran… What can you tell them?” asked host Margaret Brennan.
“First, everyone should know that this administration is intent on bringing home every American who is held anywhere in the world,” Pompeo fired back. “We’re working diligently to get each of them back.”
“With respect to whether the actions of this past week, with respect to the JCPOA increased anyone’s risk, I think that’s ludicrous,” Pompeo added. “The Iranian bad behavior increased, it only increased, during the time of the JCPOA.”
Watch the Secretary of State’s comments above.