Secretary of State Pompeo Says State Dept. Officials Will Not Testify Next Week Before House Show Trials on Impeachment

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Jim Hoft
October 1, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back on the House Democrats on Tuesday in their committee show trials on President Trump’s impeachment.

Pompeo told Demcratic Chairman Eliot Engel that no State Department officials will testify in the House show trials.

Secretary Pompeo told the Democrats, “I’m concerned with aspects of the Committee’s request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State.”

Pompeo added this: “Let me be clear: I will not tolerate such tactics, and I will use all means at my disposal to prevent and expose any attempts to intimidate the dedicated professionals whom I am proud to lead and serve alongside at the Department of State.”

Democrats want to push through their show trials before Christmas break on the sham accusations against President Trump.
They won’t be happy with this.

The Press Herald reported:

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fired a broadside at House Democrats on Tuesday, saying State Department officials scheduled to appear this week before committees conducting the impeachment inquiry would not be made available until “we obtain further clarity on these matters.”

The refusal, in a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., described the demand for depositions by five officials who played a role in U.S. relations with Ukraine as “an attempt to intimidate, bully, and treat improperly, the distinguished professionals of the Department of State.”

The statements came as Pompeo’s role in the Ukraine investigation broadened with reports that he was a participant in the July 25 call by President Trump to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which led to the impeachment investigation.

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