Investigators are still trying to smoke out what, exactly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew about President Donald Trump’s unorthodox Ukraine diplomacy, and when he knew it. On Wednesday, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry, Gordon Sondland, used email and call records to insist that Pompeo was in the loop.
Pompeo has boxed himself in: Saying he knew little or nothing about how Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, sought to tie White House cooperation to Ukrainian investigations of Democrats raises questions about why the secretary was unaware of Giuliani’s maneuvering.
But saying he knew about the scheme raises questions about why he didn’t do more to stop U.S. foreign policy from becoming a vehicle for the president’s political vendettas. “He can’t have it both ways. He can’t say ‘Well, I delegated this, and I didn’t really get involved or ‘Yeah, I know, but I didn’t approve,’” said Adam Ereli, a former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain. “He’s stuck.”
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