Pompeo argued that leaflets issued by Engel, House Supervisor Carolyn Maloney of New York and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Order Member Robert Menendez of New Jersey “meant to exclude agency advice” and as such they “are not constitutionally valid”.
On Aug. 3, Democratic lawmakers issued deposit leaflets by Undersecretary of Management Brian Bulatao, Acting Legal Adviser Marik String, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Michael Miller and Senior Adviser Tony Porter as part of the papal investigation. of Linick crash in mid-May.
Pompeo said Bulatao, String, Miller and Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper “are ready and prepared to appear as soon as possible on Thursday, August 13 from 9:00 to 12:00 pm for a classified hearing and in the hearing “with the House Foreign Affairs Committees and the House Oversight Committees.
A congressional aide working on the Linick firefighting investigation told CNN, “The committee fired four individuals and those notices remain in effect.”
The top US diplomat declined to offer Porter – a longtime aide to Pompeo who may have knowledge of Pompeo’s misuse of taxpayer resources – during that hearing. In the letter, Pompeo said that on July 31 the department “had provided a conference with appropriate officials who, unlike Ms. Porter, actually have the responsibility of approving resources and can speak authoritatively about such issues.” .
“Furthermore, we offered to further discuss the appropriate way in which Ms. Porter could potentially address any outstanding questions that remained,” he wrote. “It is also important to note that Ms. Porter has no involvement or knowledge regarding the Secretary’s decision to remove Mr. Linick as Inspector General of the State Department.”
In his letter, Pompeo claimed that the House Foreign Affairs Committee “had rejected more than a dozen offers of good faith housing.”
“In the absence of any further explanation, we have come to the conclusion that the Committee does not really want to receive information from the Department, much less conveyed the truth in full at a public hearing, but on the contrary, you are satisfied with the follow-up. fake investigations. ‘behind closed doors and demanding that the Department spend insufficient time and resources to make housing offers that the Committee never had any intention of seriously considering, “Pompeo wrote.
Pompeo said on Twitter that “IG has fully certified the dedicated professionals” of the Department Bureau of Politico-Military Support.
“I’m sorry that @RepEliotEngel and @SenatorMenendez are abusing their political game committees,” he wrote.
Engel responded with “Try the beauty.”
“@StateDept edited details showing it was a phonic emergency. @StateDeptPM may have lied to Congress about it. You shot @StateOIG who was watching it. Why? Sell guns that will kill innocent Yemenis and then cover it up, “the New York Democrat wrote.