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What to Watch For at CPAC: Trump, Cruz, Pompeo and More

New York Times
Starting on Friday, a medley of conservative politicians, commentators and activists will descend on Orlando, Fla., for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC. In years past, the event has been a reliable barometer for the base of the Republican Party, clarifying how its most devout members......

China sanctions Pompeo, O’Brien, Azar and other Trump administration officials after Biden inauguration

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People on June 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Chinese government on Wednesday slapped sanctions on......

Pompeo, Who Led Trump’s Mission at State Dept., Leaves With a Dubious Legacy

New York Times
In Europe, Mr. Pompeo is credited with helping to strengthen NATO as a bulwark against Russia, including through increased military spending. Alexander R. Vershbow, a former NATO deputy secretary-general who was also a former United States ambassador to Russia and South Korea and an assistant defense secretary, said Mr. Pompeo......

Pompeo Says Iran Is New Base for Al Qaeda, but Offers Little Proof

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda’s new base of operations is in Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, using his last days in office to tie together two of what he called the world’s greatest terrorism threats but offering no underlying intelligence as evidence. His conclusions were quickly tempered,......

WHCA: Reassignment of VOA reporter who questioned Pompeo an ‘assault on the First Amendment’

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “At a moment when the world already has watched an assault on our democratic institutions, the Trump administration has chosen to send another message — with an assault on the First Amendment,” Miller said in the statement. “The move, mere......

Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — The State Department designated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday in a last-minute foreign policy stroke that will complicate the incoming Biden administration’s plans to restore friendlier relations with Havana. In a statement, Secretary......

Pompeo: US to lift restrictions on contacts with Taiwan

BBC
“Today I am announcing that I am lifting all of these self-imposed restrictions,” he said. “Today’s statement recognises that the US-Taiwan relationship need not, and should not, be shackled by self-imposed restrictions of our permanent bureaucracy.” BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the......

Pompeo says lifting ‘self-imposed restrictions’ on U.S.-Taiwan relationship

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2020. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said he was lifting “self-imposed restrictions” on the relationship between the......

New York Times: Pompeo to consider designating Cuba a terrorism sponsor

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism in 2015, as part of a short-lived burst of rapprochement during the Obama years. The renewed designation could throw a wrench in President-elect Joe Biden’s......

Pompeo Weighs Plan to Place Cuba on U.S. Terrorism Sponsor List

New York Times
State Department officials have drawn up a proposal to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, a final-hour foreign policy move that would complicate plans by the incoming Biden administration to relax increased American pressure on Havana. With three weeks left until Inauguration Day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo......

Pompeo demands China release journalist who documented Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded Chinese Communist Party release Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who was sentenced to four years in prison this week for her reporting on the ground in Wuhan amid the coronavirus outbreak in early......

U.S. ready to mediate discussions between Israel and Lebanon -Pompeo

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leave after making a joint statement in Jerusalem, November 19, 2020. Maya Alleruzzo/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said the United States is ready to......

Pompeo blames Russians for massive cyberattack

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack, saying “it’s the case that now we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity.” He said “there was a significant......

Pompeo Says Russia Was Behind Cyberattack on U.S.

New York Times
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday it was clear that Russia was behind the widespread hacking of government systems that officials this week called “a grave risk” to the United States. Mr. Pompeo is the first member of the Trump administration to publicly link the Kremlin to the cyberattack,......

US cyber-attack: Russia ‘clearly’ behind SolarWinds operation, says Pompeo

BBC
SolarWinds Orion, the computer network tool at the source of the breach, earlier said that 18,000 of its 300,000 customers might have been affected, but there is no indication that significant theft of customer or citizen data was an aim of the cyber-attack. BBC – For more and to sign......

Pompeo quarantining after coronavirus exposure

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Secretary Pompeo has been identified as having come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID,” a State Department spokesperson said. “For reasons of privacy we can’t identify that individual.” “The Secretary has been tested and is negative.......

Pompeo says U.S. condemns ‘unjust, barbaric’ execution of Iranian journalist

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States strongly condemned Iran’s ‘unjust, barbaric” execution of Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah......

Pompeo willing to meet with incoming Biden team, officials say

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, as Pompeo has not yet publicly recognized Biden’s victory or openly welcomed the President-elect’s incoming team. It’s not clear if other Trump administration Cabinet members have met with or expressed......

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