ABC News: Senate hearing puts Mike Pompeo’s defense of President Trump in sharp contrastThe top U.S. diplomat battled Democrats on Russia, Trump’s tweets and more.
The longest-serving member of President Donald Trump’s national security cabinet, Mike Pompeo is also his fiercest defender — a tactic that has helped keep him in power within the administration for nearly four years now, even as that loyalty sometimes leaves him alone on the battlefield.
Pompeo played that role again on Thursday as the Secretary of State danced around a defense of Trump’s tweet about moving Election Day this November because “Universal Mail-In Voting” threatens to make it “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” the president claimed.
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Pompeo insists China ‘tide is turning’ at contentious U.S. Senate hearing — Reuters
Mike Pompeo unloads on China, Russia during Senate testimony — ABC News Online
Pompeo clashes with lawmakers over troop withdrawal in Germany and watchdog firing — Washington Post
Pompeo covers for Trump claims ranging from Russian bounties to German troop withdrawal — CNN
Pompeo says US warned Russia about threats to Americans — The Hill
Pompeo slams U.S. tech firms for downplaying Chinese cyberthreat to lawmakers — CNBC
Democrats and Republicans take aim at Pompeo over US troop withdrawal from Germany — The Guardian
Pompeo Says U.S. Will ‘Do Everything’ To Stop Nord Stream 2 Project — RFE