On Monday, the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to strongly defend a diplomat in President Donald Trump’s cross-checking in the impeachment probe but said he was “proud” of the State Department.
Mike Pompeo had manged for around three-years to maintain a warm relationship with the US President, is walking apart as diplomats are asked to appear before the US Congress.
When asked by reporters, Mr. Pompoe had refused to address President Trump’s tweet disdaining the former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, while she was addressing lawmakers on last Friday.
He continued, “I’ll defer to the White House about particular statements and the like.”
However, Mr. Pompeo defended his own record, after been criticized by former diplomats that he has supported the State Department.
Mr. Pompoe stated, “I always defend State Department employees. It’s the greatest diplomatic corps in the history of the world. Very proud of the team.”
He further said that he has realized the reason behind Yovanovitch’s sudden removal in May, adding that “there’s some ideas out there that somehow this change was designed to enable some nefarious purpose.”
During his hearing on November 15, President Trump tweets: “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” causing widespread dismay in the room with the former ambassador calls the President’s intervention “very intimidating.”
Donald Trump’s relationship with Mike Pompeo, who is faithful and vocally defended his foreign policy, has long been considered as unbreakable.
Sources said that the US President has been spit that the Secretary of State is responsible for hiring officials, who have asserted and for not preventing them from speaking to the US Congress.
President Trump is facing an impeachment probe over charges that he withheld the US military aid so he forced Ukraine to investigate his domestic rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
According to the White House, the US President asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky over phone called “that woman” – Marie Yovanovitch – was “bad news” and that she was “going to go through some things.”