The State Department is looking into the whereabouts of a $5,800 bottle of whiskey that the Japanese government gifted Mike Pompeo when he was serving as U.S. secretary of state. A lawyer for Pompeo said he has “no recollection of receiving the bottle.”
The State Department is inquiring into the gift’s whereabouts, while a lawyer for Mike Pompeo said the former secretary of state has no recollection of receiving it from the government of Japan.
Aug. 4, 2021 6:03 pm ETWASHINGTON—The State Department is looking into what happened to a pricey bottle of whiskey that the government of Japan gave Mike Pompeo when he was serving as U.S. secretary of stateJapan’s gift to Mr. Pompeo, worth $5,800, was received in June 2019, according to a report on gifts to U.S. officials from foreign governments filed by the State Department’s chief of protocol. Mr. Pompeo attended the summit of the Group of 20 leading economies that month in Osaka, Japan.
While other gifts to Mr. Pompeo, including a silver falcon statue from the Saudi Arabian foreign minister, are marked as being transferred to the State Department’s National Museum of American Diplomacy or elsewhere in the government, the whiskey is marked as “disposition unknown.”
“The Department is looking into the matter and has an ongoing inquiry,” the State Department said in an annualreport on foreign giftsto be published Thursday in the Federal Register.William Burck, a lawyer for Mr. Pompeo, said the former secretary of state had “no recollection of receiving the bottle of whiskey and does not have any knowledge of what happened to it.” headtopics.comRead more: The Wall Street Journal »
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Oh yes let’s twattle over $6000 worth of alcohol while the federal government goes into debt for TRILLIONS of dollars for Biden’s per projects That IS stupid. Everyone knows that you drink the good whiskey, refill the bottle with something, and you keep the gift in the gift cabinet for the next official to look at.
Pompeo: 'I barely knew the bottle -- in fact, after the first couple of shots, I barely knew my knees.' but who among us...? GAVE A gift—noun To give—verb; gave, give, will have given. Quit w the dances w wolves bullshit For 5800 that bottle better taste like kool-aid Intern. Heard it contains bottled up Covid, so this is how it all started 😂
Hunter Biden drank it. They need to be looking for a lot more than a bottle with this band of crooks 😡 look at them! Yawn
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It’s a good time to be a guest at the Pompeo’s. “Hey wanna help me make a $5,800 bottle of whiskey disappear?” ETTD No one can prove that Pompeo has 'no recollection of receiving the bottle'. Most possible that he had drunk the wine but lost memory of drinking it. Such amnesia often happens to alcoholics.
It's called a blackout How long did it take you to consume those 5k bottles? “Oh yeah, now I remember....” They got nothin better to do ? Picture of trouble. 😳 The rules are only for the peons
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