Mike Pompeo Cleared by Inspector General

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been cleared by the Office of the Inspector General over an emergency arm deal to Saudi Arabia.

According to The Hill:

The State Department’s internal watchdog on Tuesday said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was within his authority last year to push through billion-dollar arms sales to allies in the Middle East, but faulted him for not ensuring American weapons weren’t used against civilian populations.

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The findings are part of a controversial investigation launched at the request of Congress to probe Pompeo’s use of an emergency declaration in May 2019 to sell more than $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan and without the approval of Congress.

The report’s publication is also a key part of Democrats’ probe into the ousting of Inspector General Steve Linick, whom President Trump abruptly fired in mid-May at the request of Pompeo.

Linick had launched the investigation in June 2019 at the request of Congress — and in particular Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs — over the legality of the arms sales.

The move was made by Pompeo under the authority given to him by the Arms Export Control Act, which the Inspector General ruled gave him authority to do so.

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DawnieR
DawnieR
1 month ago

Well, OF COURSE!! Pompeo is a DEEP STATE, America-HATING Globalist POS!! And that CRIMINAL is taking POTUS Trump in the Globalist direction!! He should be IN PRISON!!

SDOFAZ
SDOFAZ
1 month ago
Reply to  DawnieR

DawnieR, you are the POS. You have not a clue except your hate and venomous prattle.

Gordon
Gordon
1 month ago

Thank you, Sec of State Pompeo, you are a true patriot and are holding up the hands of our great President, Donald J. Trump. God bless you and all of yours!

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
1 month ago

THe names of those who requested this bogus investigations should be released to the public, because there is only one reason they would try to block it, these weapons will be used to fight back against Iran. So, who does Iran still have in our government, now that Obama is gone?

arthur facteau
arthur facteau
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron Brooks

Bob Mendez and Eliot Engel. They were the other two.