Secretary of State Mike Pompeo screamed at NPR “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly for asking questions about Ukraine during an interview.
Pompeo has been implicated in the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress scandal for which Trump is being impeached.
The Trump administration cabinet official reportedly “cursed at her, dropping f-bombs, made her point to Ukraine on an unmarked map (she did),” according to NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
CNN global affairs analyst and New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser said it was not the first time she’d heard of such misconduct from Pompeo.
“This is outrageous — and not the first time, my sources tell me, that [Secretary Pompeo] has cursed privately at journalists whose questions he did not like,” Glasser reported. “Kelly is a true professional and an excellent journalist.”
National security reporter Jenna McLaughlin offered her own experience with Pompeo.
“Have had Pompeo’s people call my boss to try and embarrass me and kill my stories while he was CIA Director, have heard others about him throwing things in anger, etc.,” she reported.
“It’s a pattern,” McLaughlin added.
A reminder that what Marylouise was asking about was Secretary Pompeo's failure to ever defend Amb Marie Yovanovitch when she was smeared and fired by the President. #answerthequestion
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) January 24, 2020
Have had Pompeo’s people call my boss to try and embarrass me and kill my stories while he was CIA Director, have heard others about him throwing things in anger etc. Shocking he’d do this to @NPRKelly and think it was a good idea or it would teach her a lesson. It’s a pattern. https://t.co/p2vi6cECxs
— Jenna McLaughlin (@JennaMC_Laugh) January 24, 2020
Donald Trump has launched a 2020 campaign disinformation juggernaut — and it’s gaining speed
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Jared Kushner vows there will be ‘no drama’ in Trump’s second term: ‘It’s high-competence’
Jared Kushner vowed on Friday that a second term from his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, would be both efficient and drama-free.
The senior White House adviser claimed that Trump's re-election campaign was running smoothly, much as the president's second term supposedly would, while speaking with organizer Matt Schlapp at the Conservative Political Actions Conference (CPAC).
"The way that you see the campaign being run, there's no leaks. There's no drama. I would say it's high-competence, low-drama," Kushner said. "Everything is very efficiently run, and I think that's exemplary of how President Trump would run his second term in office."
How the religious vote in 2020 could tip 6 swing states
Let's look at the bad news from this Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) tracking survey first: despite remarkably lousy-but-stable favorability numbers (41% approve, 55% disapprove), Pres. Trump has a strong chance of being re-elected in November, unless the situation changes significantly between now and then.
To understand why from a religious perspective, consider three factors: partisanship, race, and region. Republicans, whites, and residents of the South and Midwest are most likely to support Trump. White evangelicals tend to be conservative, giving the president a strong base in the South—this much is not surprising. Less obvious is that after Mormons, white Catholics and white mainline Protestants are Trump's strongest supporters in the religious economy.