Where is Pompeo? “He’s on FOX News. He’s in California. He is Everywhere but Doing His Job.”

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The Secretary of State has yet to defend his deposed ambassador, Masha Yovanovitch, in public—leading many in the diplomatic community to question his commitment to the State Department

AS THE UKRAINE PLOT THICKENS, MIKE POMPEO IS MISSING IN ACTION.

When it was revealed that Donald Trump had characterized Masha (Marie) Yovanovitch as “bad news” and, in what felt like a thinly veiled threat, that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was “going to go through some things,” members of the typically staid diplomatic corps reacted with shock and disbelief.

And yet, like so much of what Trump says, his remark lacked clarity. What “things” exactly? In a twist on the eve of the impeachment trial in the Senate, documents released by the House on Tuesday suggest the depths of the threat Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled from her post in May at the behest of the White House, faced. But the newly released documents  also amplify the deafening silence of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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