Latest Mike Pompeo News

The diplomat took notes. Then he told a story.

Oct. 23, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret cable. A disembodied voice. A coded threat. William Taylor, a career diplomat, went behind closed doors in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday and told a tale that added up to the ultimate oxymoron — a 10-hour bureaucratic thriller. His plot devices were not cloak and...

Secular groups decry Carson's church and state comment

Oct. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An opening prayer at Monday's Cabinet meeting by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who said the separation of church and state "doesn't mean that they cannot work together," has drawn sharp criticism from secular groups who say his words infringe on the principle of...

Pompeo plans to visit Wichita for event with Ivanka Trump

Oct. 22, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to visit Wichita later this week for an event about workforce development with Ivanka Trump, an appearance that could raise fellow Republicans' hopes that he'll run for the Senate next year. It's Pompeo's fourth visit to Kansas this year and it...

Mulvaney getting second-guessed over his defense of Trump

Oct. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went...

Frustrated US diplomats fight back in impeachment probe

Oct. 21, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are...

Mulvaney's missteps draw scrutiny from Trump allies

Oct. 20, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went...

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Oct. 19, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters...

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Oct. 18, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump punched back Friday at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" —Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Reps....

US diplomat accused of political retribution steps down

Oct. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official accused of carrying out political retribution against career diplomats deemed insufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump has announced he is stepping down. In a note sent to colleagues Friday, Kevin Moley said his "long-planned retirement" would...