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Pompeo Denies Former Adviser’s Claim He Stopped Statement Supporting Yovanovitch

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday narrowly denied the testimony of a top aide of his who resigned partially out of frustration that the State Department wasn’t willing to publicly support a diplomat who President Donald Trump had attacked.

Michael McKinley had spent decades as a diplomat when Pompeo asked him to be a senior adviser at State Department headquarters, but McKinley resigned after nearly a year in the role, and just a week before testifying in the House’s impeachment inquiry.
McKinley testified that he repeatedly pushed the State Department to release a statement in September supporting the ousted ambassador to …read more

Source:: TPM



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