House Democrats announce contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo - 2020-08-28

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F182.png House Democrats announce contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo August 28, 2020, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

The U.S. House's foreign affairs committee announced contempt proceedings against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, citing his refusal to comply with a subpoena for records into his "transparently political misuse" of department resources.

The Democratic chair of the committee, Eliot Engel, also cited Pompeo's speech from Jerusalem before the Republican National Convention and said "he has demonstrated alarming disregard for the laws and rules governing his own conduct and for the tools the constitution provides to prevent government corruption."

"He seems to think the office he holds, the department he runs, the personnel he oversees, and the taxpayer dollars that pay for all of it are there for his personal and political benefit," Engel said in a statement.

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{{cite news | title = House Democrats announce contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/house-democrats-pompeo-1.5703650 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = August 28, 2020 | accessdate = August 29, 2020 }}