Tagged: Mike Pompeo

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‘We were told that he did not play a role’: Trump continues to defend Saudi Crown Prince over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite CIA concluding that he WAS behind brutal execution

Trump reiterated uncertainty over Crown Prince’s involvement in the murder But CIA has reportedly determined that bin Salman did order hit on Khashoggi President says he expects to receive a briefing from CIA sometime on Saturday Khashoggi was murdered inside Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2  By ASSOCIATED PRESS and KEITH GRIFFITH...

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Pompeo fights back after GOP Sen. Corker hits Trump for ‘purposeful’ sowing of ‘doubt and distrust’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clashed with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during a tense Senate hearing on Wednesday, as he took a firm line on Russia amid criticisms that the Trump administration has been soft on Moscow. The hearing appearance marked the administration’s highest-profile chance to address...

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North Korea accuses US of pushing ‘gangster-like mindset’ on denuclearization

North Korea accused President Trump‘s administration of pushing for denuclearization with a “gangster-like mindset” on Saturday, hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his talks with officials have been “productive.” North Korean state-run news agency KCNA released a statement saying the U.S. is “fatally mistaken” if officials believe the country would follow...

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‘Nobody in the bullpen’: White House approaches North Korea talks without envoy

Critics argue that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo can’t give the topic the explicit, sustained attention it requires. By NAHAL TOOSI The Trump administration is barreling ahead in its high-stakes nuclear diplomacy with North Korea even though it lacks a full-time envoy to oversee the negotiations.Currently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...