UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — An American journalist recounted how US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lost his temper Friday after he was asked questions about the Ukrainian issue in the midst of President Donald Trump’s trial.
This happened when Pompeo was in the morning interviewing the official American “NPR” radio.
The main part of the interview included the Iranian file, but journalist Mary to Minister Kelly wanted to wind up Ukraine’s file at a time when Trump faces accusations of using power before the Senate to put pressure on Kiev in order to obtain investigations about his Democratic opponents.
Pompeo himself is accused of not defending the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Mary Jovanovich, who was sacked from her position last spring after facing a slander and vilification campaign led by President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
“Do you owe an apology to Ambassador Mary Jovanovic?” Asked Pompeo.
There was a tense exchange of words, while Pompeo asserted that he “defended every foreign ministry official” while she was asking him without success, when did he publicly defend the ambassador.
Pompeo ended the conversation in a strict manner, saying: “I said all I have to say today. Thank you.”
But the story did not end here, and journalist Marie Louise Kelly Friday evening on radio reported what happened.
She indicated that he “bowed and looked at her with anger” before “leaving.”
Then, a government counselor asked the journalist to follow her to the minister’s private hall, but without radio.
“There he was waiting for me and he yelled at me” for about ten minutes, Kelly said. She indicated that he was “not pleased because he was asked about Ukraine,” stressing that she was insulted during the whole conversation.
According to the journalist, Pompeo told her, “Do you think the Americans are interested in Ukraine?” Then he asked his advisers to bring him a world map without the names of countries in order to prove that she does not know where Ukraine is located. She was forced to point her finger at her in front of the minister’s eyes.
“People will be heard talking about all of this,” the minister said, as he had previously attacked journalists publicly.
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