.MaddowBlog: Sec. Pompeo faces (yet another) federal ethics investigation
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sure is keeping the Office of Special Counsel busy with his many alleged ethical transgressions.
Andrew Harnik / AFP - Getty ImagesOct. 26, 2020, 4:46 PM UTCByIt was a week ago today when theNew York Timeson a new ethics investigation into a leading cabinet official: the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said it would investigate whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated federal ethics laws earlier this month.
At issue was Pompeo's vow to use his department's resources to, at Donald Trump's behest,Hillary Clinton's emails before Election Day 2020. Seven days later, there is eerily similar news from the same office about an entirely different issue.
The Hillreportedthis morning:The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has launched a probe into whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated the Hatch Act by delivering prerecorded remarks to the Republican National Convention while on official diplomatic travel in Israel, top Democratic House lawmakers said on Monday.
"Our offices have confirmed that the Office of Special Counsel has launched a probe into potential Hatch Act violations tied to Secretary Pompeo's speech to the Republican National Convention," Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said in a statement.
In case anyone's forgotten, Pompeo became the first modern secretary of State to speak at a nominating convention in August, delivering aspeech -- from foreign soil, no less.Pompeopersonally approveda State Department policy earlier this year that told the agency's workforce,"Senate-confirmed Presidential appointees may not even attend a political party convention or convention-related event." The Kansas Republican nevertheless ignored his own policy, while simultaneously ignoring federal ethics laws and modern American norms.
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MaddowBlog Woohoo.. He's so deserving of all the attention.. Harvard and West Point must be so proud of their ethical alumnus. MaddowBlog LOCK HIM UP. maddow MaddowBlog is he competing with dtrump and bill low-barr to see who looks most like a pumpkin for Halloween? maddow MaddowBlog Speaking of draining the swamp...
MaddowBlog Nothing will come of it! maddow MaddowBlog Would some law enforcement agency please lock this imposter up... maddow MaddowBlog Sorry Maddow....... this one is a walk for Pompeo... MaddowBlog Bullshit fake news! maddow MaddowBlog Their corruption never stops maddow MaddowBlog Does anyone really care about Mike? The winds of change are coming and Mike P will be just a footnote in history. Anyone associated with Trump 4 years from now will be toxic.
MaddowBlog More American tax dollars wasted on an investigation that will go nowhere. Why start an investigation now! Can’t trump just pardon Barr before he leaves office. Can this investigation wait till after trump looses? Then maybe we can get some kind of justice! MaddowBlog Which will go nowhere!!!!
MaddowBlog These ethics investigations typically go nowhere. The only way justice in America will be served for all these Trump sycophants and corrupt politicians is by way of a Nuremberg type tribunal entrusted to our Military. Swift justice that is appropriately punitive. 🙏🏽 MaddowBlog We'll get your prison cell situated SecPompeo . In the realDonaldTrump wing.
MaddowBlog Pompeo is corrupt... InvestigatePompeo VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare MaddowBlog MaddowBlog Gee, that's too bad.
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