VP Pence doubles down on WH attack on career diplomats who’ve testified w/this on State Dept: “No question when Pres Trump says we are going to drain the swamp, that an awful lot of the swamp has been caught up in the State Dept bureaucracy, &we're just going to keep fighting it” https://t.co/XTQWuW7yW4
— Conor Finnegan (@cjf39) October 23, 2019
Mike Pompeo appointed Taylor as Charge d’Affaires. Of all the people he could have chosen to fill that post, Pompeo chose Taylor because he had an impeccable resume and was a Republican. And now Trump smears him for telling the truth while Pompeo remains silent. Shameful. https://t.co/AE2QwlTYlV
— Michael Carpenter (@mikercarpenter) October 23, 2019
“Radical unelected bureaucrats”. That is what the White House called Ambassadors Bill Taylor, Mike McKinley, Masha Yovanovitch and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent. Secretary Mike Pompeo must repudiate this statement. That’s what a leader would do. https://t.co/zssUEru3lJ
— Nicholas Burns (@RNicholasBurns) October 23, 2019
Important from Taylor's statement: he says at Bolton's suggestion, he wrote a first-person cable to Secretary Pompeo laying out why he thought holding aid to Ukraine was wrong.
Unclear if the reasons for the holdup are in the cable — but State isn't giving it to Congress pic.twitter.com/QccLY3Gd7D
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) October 22, 2019
Mike Pompeo is denying that he ever saw a quid pro quo between the U.S. and Ukraine just days after Mick Mulvaney publicly acknowledged it. https://t.co/W17s6qxSz3
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 22, 2019
"I was on the phone call."
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirms during a news conference that he had listened in on President Trump’s telephone conversation with the president of Ukraine. https://t.co/8hswejxJNF pic.twitter.com/7jQq6e0day
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 2, 2019
— Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) October 22, 2019