NEW JERSEY SENATOR MENENDEZ QUESTIONS POMPEO’S AND GIULIANI'S ROLE IN TRUMP’S EXTORTION CAMPAIGN ON UKRAINE

-A +A
0

[Trump Impeachment News]
Senator Menendez: “In his call with President Zelensky, the President repeatedly encouraged a foreign leader to speak with his private personal attorney. Not a government official, not a diplomat, not a representative of the State Department. His personal attorney. As Secretary of State, you are charged with carrying out foreign policy for the United States. Yet it appears that our policy with Ukraine was effectively outsourced to a private individual pursuing the personal vendettas of the President.”
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

What role did Secretary Pompeo--and the despicably racist Rudy Giuliani--play in attempting to extort political dirt from Ukraine President Zelensky?

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today demanded Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explain what actions he and the State Department took when they became involved in President Donald Trump’s coercion of a foreign leader to investigate his domestic political opponents.

In a letter requesting the Secretary immediately testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ranking Member Menendez posed a series of critical national security questions that remain unanswered after the release of a declassified whistleblower complaint revealed senior State Department officials were both on the line and briefed after Trump pressured Ukrainian President Zelensky to bolster his 2020 election prospects.

“This should shake anyone who has taken an oath to support and defend our Constitution,” wrote Menendez. “Yet it remains unclear what, if anything, you and the State Department did in response to this unacceptable behavior.”

Menendez also demanded justification for the central role the President’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, has played in pushing Trump’s agenda in Ukraine as well as any engagement by Special Envoy Kurt Volker and Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland.

In his call with President Zelensky, the President repeatedly encouraged a foreign leader to speak with his private personal attorney. Not a government official, not a diplomat, not a representative of the State Department. His personal attorney, added Menendez. “As Secretary of State, you are charged with carrying out foreign policy for the United States. Yet it appears that our policy with Ukraine was effectively outsourced to a private individual pursuing the personal vendettas of the President.”

Also Check Out...

Mississippi man pleaded guilty in federal court to a hate crime for burning a cross
Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to
Jessica Hill, a correctional officer... and Nicole Moore, a CMCF case manager, used excessive force
2 Mississippi Corrections
That’s the current political rallying cry: Don’t make the children uncomfortable! Don’t go around telling the truth.
CRT Protesters Need to Go Back to
For the second time in a matter of weeks, many Cobb County voters are on the verge of disenfranchisement
Georgia Runoffs: Cobb County Fails
former D.C. corrections officer Marcus Bias, 26, pushed a handcuffed pre-trial detainee’s head into a metal doorframe
DC Corrections Officer Charged
Jerry Trabona, 73, the former Chief of Police in Amite City, and Kristian “Kris” Hart, 50, a former Amite City councilmember
Louisiana Cop, Councilmember,