Mike Pompeo — who refused a House subpoena — would be a top witness for Democrats in the impeachment trial.
— Morning Edition (@MorningEdition) January 24, 2020
Courtesy of CNBC News:
The reporter, “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly, interviewed Pompeo on Friday amid President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate, which centers around the president’s dealings with Ukraine.
But Pompeo declined to answer multiple questions from Kelly about Ukraine, saying he had only agreed to discuss the administration’s policies with regard to Iran. Kelly disputed that those were the terms of the interview.
NPR reported that “immediately after the questions on Ukraine, the interview concluded. Pompeo stood, leaned in and silently glared at Kelly for a period of several seconds before leaving the room.”
An aide to the Cabinet official asked Kelly to follow Pompeo to his living quarters at the State Department without a recording device but did not specify that the ensuing exchange would be off the record, according to NPR.
“Inside the room, Pompeo shouted his displeasure at being questioned about Ukraine,” NPR reported. “He used repeated expletives, according to Kelly, and asked, ‘Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?'”
On a radio program for NPR that aired Friday, Kelly provided more details about her unrecorded exchange with Pompeo.
“I was taken to the Secretary’s private living room, where he was waiting, and where he shouted at me for about the same amount of time as the interview itself had lasted,” Kelly said.
“He used the F word in that sentence, and many others. He asked if I could find Ukraine on a map. I said yes. He called out for his aides to bring him a map of the world with no writing, no countries marked,” Kelly said.
“I pointed to Ukraine,” she said. “He put the map away. He said, ‘People will hear about this,’ and then he turned and said he had things to do, and I thanked him again for his time and left.”
I love how he challenged her about Ukraine and she had no trouble meeting the challenge.
I would bet big money that if he were offered that same challenge he would fail miserably.
Hell, Donald Trump would likely point to Australia, and then when corrected claim that the cartographers were wrong.
I swear that this whole administration is filled with man-babies who cannot stand to be questioned or to have ther authority challenged.