UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed an angry response to the questions of the official American “NPR” radio correspondent, about the Ukrainian issue, which is being tried against President Donald Trump, according to local media.
According to the media, Pompeo ended his conversation early with correspondent “Mary-Louis Kelly” on Saturday morning, after he was upset with her questions on the Ukrainian issue.
Kelly told the American media that Pompeo, who was angry at her questions on this issue, asked the accompanying crew to bring a map of the world, asking her to indicate the location of Ukraine in it.
She added that the minister was bothered by many of her questions about the issue, and he started screaming at her immediately after the end of the interview.
For his part, Pompeo, in a statement, accused the reporter of lying, adding that “our meeting after the dialogue took place without registration in order to avoid its publication, but it is shameful that the correspondence violated the most basic rules of the press.”
He continued: “There is a benefit in clarifying this matter, Bangladesh is not Ukraine,” referring to the choice of journalist Bangladesh rather than Ukraine on the map, when Pompeo asked her, according to the statement.
And last Tuesday, the US Senate launched the procedural session launching the Trump trial, in a rare use of this constitutional mechanism.
And in mid-January, the House of Representatives (dominated by Democrats) approved a bill to send two items on Trump’s removal to the Senate.
The basis of the trial case is due to a phone conversation on July 25, 2019, during which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky to “care” about the order of Joe Biden, the former Democratic vice-president, who is expected to face Trump in the race to the White House in 2020.
It is suspected that Trump, at that time, linked the issue of disbursing $ 400 million in military aid, is supposed to be received by Ukraine, to Kiev’s announcement that it will investigate Biden’s son, who worked between 2014 and 2019 with the Ukrainian “Gazpresima” group.
Trump rejects the accusations, says it is a “chase campaign” and an attempted “coup against him”, and vows to avenge the Democrats in next year’s elections.
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