Pompeo Ordered State Dept. Officials To Invent Reason For His Emergency Declaration In Saudi Arms Sale

Pompeo Ordered State Dept. Officials To Invent Reason For His Emergency Declaration In Saudi Arms Sale

Pompeo Ordered State Dept. Officials To Invent Reason For His Emergency Declaration In Saudi Arms Sale



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23.05.2020 07:06

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osaucyone
osaucyone
23.05.2020 07:06

“Invent Reason”…where I’m from, that’s called lying.

NlightenedSelfIntrst
NlightenedSelfIntrst
23.05.2020 07:06

The details (almost certainly directly involving Trump) will likely slowly start to come to light. Just like the Ukraine boondoggle.

SaintBrutus
SaintBrutus
23.05.2020 07:06

Is Pompeo selling arms to the terrorists attacking US Military Bases? Donald supports think this is fine?

what_da_funk_is_this
what_da_funk_is_this
23.05.2020 07:06

Different Saudis than the ones that flew planes into the Twin Towers, right? That had to be like West Saudi Arabia or New Saudi Arabia. We’d never sell weapons to a country that protects its people who try to kill us. MBS is also from West Arabia I think.

fox-mcleod
fox-mcleod
23.05.2020 07:06

This is so *sooo* much worse. My buddy happens to work for the navy approving and overseeing arms sales to allies. I asked him for the download. Here’s the basics. Really large sales or sales to specific countries like this trigger automatic congressional oversight rules. It’s run through the department of defense as you might expect. But *technically* it’s actually a department of state program the DoD administers. Pompeo as head of DoS invoked his authority to technically bypass procedure “in event of a declared emergency”. *The Trump Administration formally informed Congress that it is invoking an obscure provision of… Read more »

makencarts
makencarts
23.05.2020 07:06

Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel within a month of Trump’s election in 2016 — paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months, according to organizers of the trips and documents obtained by The Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/saudi-funded-lobbyist-paid-for-500-rooms-at-trumps-hotel-after-2016-election/2018/12/05/29603a64-f417-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html

-Fireball
-Fireball
23.05.2020 07:06

Declaring a fake emergency is a crime. Too bad nobody is enforcing the law when Trump and his cronies break it.

Mortambulist
Mortambulist
23.05.2020 07:06

Do what you want, look for a reason after. Sounds like the Trump admin.

oneders
oneders
23.05.2020 07:06

In a normal world, there would be bipartisan support for Pompeo’s removal from office after this series of facts has emerged.

patriot2024
patriot2024
23.05.2020 07:06

The reason is Jared and Don got money from his Saudi friends.

TheTackyTurd
TheTackyTurd
23.05.2020 07:06

Does this mean Obama shouldn’t be in jail? I’m confused.

cos_tan_za
cos_tan_za
23.05.2020 07:06

Say it with me…

FUCK. THE. REPUBLICAN. PARTY.

kinkgirlwriter
kinkgirlwriter
23.05.2020 07:06

I’m starting to miss the swamp.

Drus21
Drus21
23.05.2020 07:06

Biggest American traitor and he came from West Point. What a disgrace.

dawgz525
dawgz525
23.05.2020 07:06

Same shit with Ukraine. Mulvaney went to the legal guys and said, we need a legal reason to cover for Trump’s shakedown.

burninatah
burninatah
23.05.2020 07:06

Pompeo is going to end up president of the NRA if he keeps this up.

polarparadoxical
polarparadoxical
23.05.2020 07:06

In case anyone is wondering – this is not normal.

ZOMGURFAT
ZOMGURFAT
23.05.2020 07:06

You seriously have to be completely soulless to be willing to sell weapons to the government that has already shown its willingness to wholesale obliterate your own fellow Americans on their own soil.

Fuck Pompeo! As a former US Army Captain and former head of the CIA, this piece of shit should know better. If he is ever successfully prosecuted for this shit they should tack on a charge of treason.

Gothamtonian
Gothamtonian
23.05.2020 07:06

What are the odds that Trump is just now learning about Iran-Contra?

viva_la_vinyl
viva_la_vinyl
23.05.2020 07:06

Pompeogate! The REAL SCANDAL!

misterschaffmd
misterschaffmd
23.05.2020 07:06

So…mislead the American people, for whom you work, and meet no repercussions because the entire Republican Party is running cover for you? This is fucking infuriating.

NavyThrone
NavyThrone
23.05.2020 07:06

What to do when the highest law enforcers in the land are in the pocket of the most corrupt president and administration that the nation has ever seen.

Knight-in-Gale
Knight-in-Gale
23.05.2020 07:06

But her emails! Buttery males!

Ah_Um
Ah_Um
23.05.2020 07:06

I’m starting to think that this Pompeo guy might not be a good dude…

SnoopnDre
SnoopnDre
23.05.2020 07:06

Let’s invent a reason to get rid of him and the other grifters.

cedarpark
cedarpark
23.05.2020 07:06

The Audacity of a Dope.

Q1ller
Q1ller
23.05.2020 07:06

Just imagine how much $$$ this crooked administration is receiving in some foreign bank accounts from Saudi Arabia.

Legionheir
Legionheir
23.05.2020 07:06

Prisoner pompeo has a nice ring to it.

ChuckFeathers
ChuckFeathers
23.05.2020 07:06

So did they comply? If so, they are just as guilty as he is.

FanofK
FanofK
23.05.2020 07:06

Damn Pompeo, you are one shady fellow.

Asfastas33
Asfastas33
23.05.2020 07:06

How can it be an emergency if many of the arms wouldn’t be available for over a year?

CastingOutNines
CastingOutNines
23.05.2020 07:06

Of course he did. That is what fat, arrogant, hedonistic crooks do.

obiwanonnaboo
obiwanonnaboo
23.05.2020 07:06

Okay, early last year at around the time the Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murder in Turkey. The Grand Wizard him self, along with his law abiding administration was trying to make a deal with the Saudi’s for fighter jets the deal was worth billions. It is now apparent that the whole scheme is all tied together. Trump needs the economy back and fast if he has any chance at winning re-election. He and his cronies are pulling ever dirty trick in the book to make that happen. It’s one diversion after the other. Including trashing all the… Read more »

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