Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State appeared on Breitbart News SaturdayHe blasted Nikki Haley (former United Nations Ambassador) for trying to get rid of former Vice President Mike Pence. John Bolton, former Senior National Security Advisor, was accused of releasing sensitive details in his book, “Tell-All”, after he left the Trump administration.
He wrote: Love, Pompeo wrote that he learned from then-White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly that Haley had attempted to angle her way into the vice presidency, which would have pushed former Vice President Mike Pence aside and made her second-in-line to the Oval Office.
Haley refuted these claims. “lies and gossip,”As Politico noted.
Breitbart News Washington Bureau chief Matthew Boyle inquired about Pompeo’s allegation on Saturday. Pompeo pointed out former senior adviser Kellyanne Cway “said the same thing” about Haley’s move for the vice presidency and highlighted its importance.
“Here’s why it’s important, Matt, you watched the Trump administration try to upend decades of Washington, DC, establishment policy, and you watched people get chewed up by the media, and you watched people decide to quit. They couldn’t take it,”Pompeo.
“And so there’s people telling us all of that, ‘run away, get out before your reputation is destroyed,’ and too many people quit, and too many people weren’t on the team,”He concluded.
“And so the note I have in there about Ambassador Haley is less about that particular moment and more about, for a handful of us, who were there for all four years, working on American security alongside President Trump, we weren’t about to give an inch, we weren’t about to quit,”He continued. “I became enormously frustrated with those who came in, punched their ticket, and went on and did something different or those who just had other missions that were somehow about themselves and not about delivering for the United States of America.”
He said that he “intentionally ”This story was included in “because it is an exemplar of people who came into the administration who weren’t focused on delivering for President Trump, who was the duly elected president of the United States.”
Pompeo, who also served as a congressman from Kansas and Trump’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director for a time, drew a stark dichotomy with how he delivered for the 45th president.
“They didn’t understand that we could have big arguments inside; President Trump and I did. I tell a story in the book about when he told me to shut the heck up about China … but once the decision is made, you got to go deliver for the president, and you can’t be trying to undermine, you can’t be trying to be cute, you can’t try to use your power to benefit yourself, you go to do it for America. And that’s why I told that … because there were too many people who had important roles, or thought they had important roles in the administration, and then after twelve months, sixteen months, two years said, ‘No thanks, can’t take it anymore, I’m going to go on my way and stop fighting for America.’”
Boyle focuses on Haley then asks Pompeo his opinion on Bolton. In his book, he calls Bolton a “agent of change”. “scumbag loser”And “self-serving,”Business Insider pointed out. Even wrote: “I hope I can one day testify at a criminal trial as a witness for the prosecution.”
“So I’ve known John a long time. This was as disappointing for me as probably any other personal interaction,”Boyle told Pompeo “He and I think about America largely the same way, but he had a falling out with the president, and that’s fine too, but then he decides that he’s going to write a book while President Trump is still the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, making my job really, really hard.”
“He writes a book telling insider stories of what happened in the White House and how President Trump thinks about America and 50 different policy positions, and then I’m out traveling the world, and these foreign leaders are saying, ‘Hey can I talk to you? If I share something with you are you going to write a book while your boss is still in charge?’”Pompeo. “I don’t think that’s ever happened before that a senior national security adviser has written a book while his boss was still in office. And that’s just nutty. It didn’t go through the complete clearance process adequately, and he had information in there that a federal district court judge said he thought was likely classified.”
“That’s just not what senior officials are supposed to do,”Pompeo also added. “We’re supposed to do the work for the American people and not decide to try and go vindicate your departure from the Trump administration with a tell-all book while that president is still in office. “
Bolton and Haley are both considering running for president. Trump said that he spoke to Haley on Saturday about the possibility of her possible run. CNN reports that Trump also discussed it with Bolton.
“I talked to her for a little while, I said, ‘Look, you know, go by your heart if you want to run,’”Trump declared. “She’s publicly said that ‘I would never run against my president, he was a great president.’”
He also said that he had encouraged her to run in the race.
Pompeo also considered whether to enter the race. He told Boyle, however that he was still considering it and would decide with his wife in the coming months.
“My wife Susan and I, we’re trying to figure our way through this in the coming months, so we’re not far off,”Pompeo. “We’ll conclude whether this is our time — whether we think this is the place to go serve America as I did as a young lieutenant and then had the privilege to do in Congress and working in the Trump administration.”
Pompeo stressed that he was “very confident”He would support whoever is the GOP nominee. “We can’t have four more years of Joe Biden, or worse yet, Gavin Newsom or someone of his ilk.”
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