Ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not running for presidentApril 14, 2023 GMT
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he will not enter the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
In an interview with Fox News, the devoted ally and defender of Donald Trump opted out of a contest that would have put him into competition with his former commander in chief.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsMarch 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska; Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, and Jim Himes, D-Conn.; Gov.
Pompeo, Haley take veiled jabs at Trump in CPAC remarksMarch 4, 2023 GMT
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Two leading Republicans took veiled jabs at former President Donald Trump at an annual gathering of conservatives Friday, knocking “celebrity leaders” not in tune with reality while noting winnable elections that had been lost as they urged a party course correction ahead of the 2024 presidential contest.
US extends protection for ex-Trump aides from Iran threatsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has again extended government protection to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and one of his top Iran aides due to persistent threats against them from Iran.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsDecember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; NASA Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche.
US says Iran threats to ex-officials Pompeo, Hook persistNovember 14, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that Iranian threats against former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and one of his former top aides remain credible and persist nearly two years after they left office.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsOctober 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National Security Council spokesman John Kirby; Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich.
Pompeo talks to 1/6 panel, Mastriano cuts own meeting shortAugust 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection interviewed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and met briefly with Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor Doug Mastriano on Tuesday as it probes Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Pompeo to headline fundraiser in early-voting South CarolinaAugust 2, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to headline a major gathering of Republicans in South Carolina this month as he considers a 2024 White House bid that could pit him against his onetime boss, former President Donald Trump.
The Latest: Saudi Arabia downplays normalization with IsraelJuly 16, 2022 GMT
The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast:
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat on Saturday downplayed talk of normalization with Israel after the kingdom opened its airspace to Israeli commercial flights and hammered out a complex deal over islands in the Red Sea that required Israeli assent.
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underwayApril 22, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the 2024 nomination process.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has book out this fallApril 11, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a book coming out this fall that covers his years in the Trump administration and, according to his publisher, offers “unvarnished appraisals of the deals made and characters encountered along the way."
US pays $2M a month to protect Pompeo, aide from Iran threatMarch 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it’s paying more than $2 million per month to provide 24-hour security to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a former top aide, both of whom face “serious and credible” threats from Iran.
In unofficial capacity, Pompeo urges US to recognize TaiwanMarch 4, 2022 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a speech Friday on a non-official visit to Taiwan called for the U.S. to give diplomatic recognition to the self-ruled island China claims as its own territory.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Sen.
Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch ActNovember 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — At least 13 former Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner and Mike Pompeo, violated the law by intermingling campaigning with their official government duties, according to a federal investigation.
Japan’s pricey whisky gift to Pompeo still missingNovember 4, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday that a nearly $6,000 bottle of Japanese whisky given to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that was reported missing remains unaccounted for.
Was Biden handcuffed by Trump’s Taliban deal in Doha?August 19, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s administration signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February 2020, he optimistically proclaimed that “we think we’ll be successful in the end.” His secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, asserted that the administration was “seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation.”
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsAugust 14, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Blinken; Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
Pompeo got $5,800 whisky gift from Japan, but where is it?August 4, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Wednesday it’s looking into the apparent disappearance of a nearly $6,000 bottle of whisky given more than two years ago to then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the government of Japan.
Pompeo: Afghan fight against Taliban ‘a matter of will’July 16, 2021 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he believes Afghan forces can secure the country as the U.S. withdraws, but success will depend on whether they have the will to put up a fierce fight against the Taliban.
Pompeo to headline GOP dinner in early-voting South CarolinaJuly 6, 2021 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to keynote the signature fundraiser for the Republican Party in South Carolina, home to the first Southern presidential primary and a crucial destination for potential White House hopefuls of both major parties.
Pompeo unveils PAC, demurs on possible 2024 presidential bidJune 17, 2021 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the latest former Trump administration official to launch a political action committee, but he's not disclosing any possible 2024 presidential plans.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsJune 12, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
Key impeachment witness sues Pompeo over $1.8M in legal feesMay 24, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, the Trump administration's ambassador to the European Union and a pivotal witness in 2019 impeachment proceedings, sued former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday in an effort to recover $1.8 million he racked up in legal expenses.
Chinese authorities order video denials by Uyghurs of abusesMay 20, 2021 GMT
URUMQI, China (AP) — China has highlighted an unlikely series of videos this year in which Uyghur men and women deny U.S. charges that Beijing is committing human rights violations against their ethnic group.
GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers runApril 18, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning...
State Dept. watchdog says Pompeo, wife violated ethics rulesApril 16, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands and perform non-official work such as making restaurant reservations, shopping and caring for their dog...
Blinken ends Trump rights plan promoting conservative agendaMarch 30, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp rebuke to Trump-era policies, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday formally scrapped a blueprint championed by his predecessor to limit U...
GOP 2024 contenders enter Iowa, wary of Trump’s long shadowMarch 26, 2021 GMT
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Ambitious Republicans are starting to make moves in Iowa, long a proving ground for future presidents...
Another campaign? C-SPAN to air Iowa speech by PompeoMarch 24, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — From the point of view of C-SPAN, the 2024 presidential campaign begins this Friday...
Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearanceFebruary 21, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend...
China blasts Pompeo over accusation of genocide in XinjiangFebruary 1, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — An official from China's far west Xinjiang region accused former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday of trying to undermine Beijing’s relations with new President Joe Biden by declaring that China’s actions against the Uighur ethnic group are “genocide.”
Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of stateJanuary 26, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as America’s top diplomat, tasked with carrying out President Joe Biden’s commitment to reverse the Trump administration’s “America First” doctrine that weakened international alliances...
Biden cleans house at VOA after revolt over Trump changesJanuary 21, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has moved quickly to remove a number of senior officials aligned with former President Donald Trump from the Voice of America and the agency that oversees all U...
China hits Trump officials with sanctions on their way outJanuary 20, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — China imposed sanctions on nearly 30 former Trump administration officials moments after they left office on Wednesday...
China labels Pompeo ‘doomsday clown’ over genocide claimsJanuary 20, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely “a piece of wastepaper...
EXPLAINER: What’s next after US accused China of genocideJanuary 20, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.'s accusation of genocide against China touches on a hot-button human rights issue between China and the West...
Iran imposes symbolic sanctions on President TrumpJanuary 19, 2021 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday imposed sanctions on President Donald Trump and a number of members of his administration over their alleged role in support of “terrorism," according to its foreign ministry website...
Trouble at home may change Biden’s hand in Iran nuke talksJanuary 18, 2021 GMT
A lot of the characters are the same for President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran...
Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving StateJanuary 15, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo isn't quietly fading away. In his final days as secretary of state, he's issuing orders that have caused international consternation and tweeting up a storm on his official and personal accounts to cement his legacy as a prime promoter of President Donald Trump’s “America First” doctrine...
US imposes new sanction on Beijing over South China SeaJanuary 14, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday imposed new sanctions on Chinese officials over Beijing's increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. The penalties are yet another Trump administration move that may make President-elect Joe Biden's diplomacy with China more difficult when he takes office next week.
Aid chief: US naming Yemen rebels terrorists a famine threatJanuary 14, 2021 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is urging the United States to reverse its decision to declare Yemen’s Houthi rebels a terrorist group, warning that the designation will likely lead to “a large-scale famine on a scale that we have not seen for nearly 40 years...
Intense Israeli strikes in east Syria; region on high alertJanuary 13, 2021 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes in eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of Iran-backed forces as the region is on high alert...
Voice of America reporter reassigned for Pompeo questionsJanuary 13, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The White House reporter for Voice of America was abruptly pulled from her beat after trying to question Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following a speech he gave at the government agency this week...
US cancels ambassador’s controversial trip to TaiwanJanuary 13, 2021 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. State Department canceled the planned Taiwan visit by its U.N. ambassador that has drawn strong opposition and a warning from China...
Pompeo cancels last trip abroad as concerns of violence growJanuary 12, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled what would have been his final official trip abroad as concerns grow over potential violence at next week’s presidential inauguration, the State Department said Tuesday...
Pompeo hits Iran for al-Qaida support on his way outJanuary 12, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of having secret ties with the al-Qaida network and imposed new sanctions on several senior Iranian officials.
Pompeo’s comments come just a week before the Trump administration leaves office and appeared aimed at President-elect Joe Biden’s stated desire to resume negotiations with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal.
Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning daysJanuary 11, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” hitting the country with new sanctions that could hamstring President-elect Joe Biden's promise to renew relations with the communist-governed island...
Pompeo trumpets Trump, razzes critics in speech to VOAJanuary 11, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to U.S. government-funded airwaves on Monday to deliver a full-throated defense of the Trump administration’s presentation of its foreign policy and its support for democracy abroad...
Pompeo to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as terrorist groupJanuary 11, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” as time runs down on the Trump administration...
Yemen, China, Cuba top Pompeo to-do list as time runs downJanuary 11, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” as time runs down on the Trump administration...
Pompeo voids restrictions on diplomatic contacts with TaiwanJanuary 10, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday that the State Department is voiding longstanding restrictions on how U...
Rejecting criticism, Pompeo says US isn’t ‘banana republic’January 8, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with his designated successor as America’s top diplomat and is rejecting suggestions that the United States is a “banana republic” because of the attack on the U...
Lawmakers openly discuss ousting Trump, possible impeachmentJanuary 7, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers of both parties raised the prospect Thursday of ousting President Donald Trump from office, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that if he wasn't removed, the House may move forward with a second impeachment...
US says it will open a consulate in disputed Western SaharaDecember 24, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Thursday the United States will open a consulate in Western Sahara following President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the disputed region...
China criticizes Trump suggestion it is behind cyber spyingDecember 21, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Chinese hackers, not Russia, might be behind a cyber espionage campaign against the United States...
US sanctions tech company for aiding Maduro election gambitDecember 18, 2020 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on an Argentine-owned technology company for helping Nicolás Maduro carry out recent legislative elections boycotted as fraudulent by the U...
Turning the page? Republicans acknowledge Biden’s victoryDecember 15, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U...