According to the long-awaited report by the inspector general, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan have repeatedly abused State Department resources and personnel for private purposes.
The report described more than 100 misconducts that “have no obvious connection with the official affairs of the State Council”.
According to the report, the former Secretary of State’s adviser spent three months of work in 2019 preparing for a meeting in Washington with political organizations from Kansas, including a donor from Pompeo.
“The list of members of the delegation prepared by Ms. Pompeo and handed over to the senior adviser emphasized the earlier political support of some of them for Pompeo’s House of Representatives campaign, but did not indicate any connection between the visit and the scope of foreigners. Ministry”, it added.
The report also stated that the couple also required State Department staff to “take care of their personal belongings, plan events unrelated to the State Department’s tasks, and perform private tasks, such as caring for pets and sending private Christmas cards.”
The report confirmed that the Inspector General’s investigation began with the whistleblower’s complaint, accusing the Pompeos of “requiring department staff to perform personal tasks”.
The whistleblower’s complaint was received by McClatchy as early as July. Politico was the first to release the inspector general’s report on Friday.
McClatchy confirmed the authenticity, which was then announced by the State Department.
The Office of the Inspector General concluded that the couple violated the State Department’s administrative code of conduct and standards, and constituted a devastating enlightenment for the former secretary of state and former CIA director who was considering running for the Republican presidential candidate in 2024.
Pompeo spoke sternly through a spokesperson on Friday night, criticizing the report as “the government slandered me again, and even worse is my wife.”
The former secretary of state and former congressman called the report a political document and criticized the report for leaking to the media before its official release.