Pompeo responds to experiences of rage-filled tirade towards reporter with lie-filled assertion

He says in that assertion, “NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to me, twice. First, final month in establishing our interview […].” Kelly, within the interview, refutes that. Pompeo tries to filibuster his method out of answering questions on Ukraine by saying “You recognize, I agreed to come back in your present in the present day to speak about Iran.” Kelly interjects: “I confirmed together with your workers [crosstalk] final evening that I’d discuss Iran and Ukraine.” In dialogue following the airing of the complete interview, “All Issues Thought-about” hosts Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish affirm that Kelly has emails with Pompeo’s workers confirming that she would focus on Iran and Ukraine (you may take heed to the complete present right here). Not as nicely that the transcript the State Division posted doesn’t have Pompeo or his aide who’s within the room disputing that.

Persevering with with the the second a part of Pompeo’s assertion with the following lie: “[…] then once more yesterday, in agreeing to have our post-interview dialog off the report.” Kelly herself took that straight on Friday in explaining the interplay with ATC co-host Cornish. She stated that the aide who was staffing Pompeo, and who escorted her to the room the place Pompeo swore and yelled at her didn’t say that this assembly can be off the report, and stated that she by no means would have agreed to it being off the report. In her phrases: “the identical staffer who had stopped the interview reappeared, requested me to come back along with her—simply me, no recorder, although she didn’t say we have been off the report, nor would I’ve agreed.” Sure, that is “he stated, she stated” however that is an skilled reporter for a revered nationwide outlet. She’s not going to flub one thing so fundamental.

Then, in his assertion, Pompeo affords the standard Trumpian assault: “It’s no surprise that the American folks mistrust many within the media once they so constantly exhibit their agenda and their absence of integrity.” Then he actually exhibits the complete pressure of his ill-informed and vile misogyny: “It’s price noting that Bangladesh is NOT Ukraine.” That is his response to this, from Kelly: “He requested if I might discover Ukraine on a map; I stated sure. He known as out for his aides to deliver him a map of the world with no writing, no nations marked. I pointed to Ukraine.”

Kelly NPR’s bio says, was NPR’s nationwide safety correspondent for NPR Information and has had a distinguished reporting profession since graduating from Harvard College as an undergrad and her grasp’s diploma. That diploma is from Cambridge College in England. Her diploma is in European research.

Sure, she is aware of the place Ukraine is on a map. That was simply too massive of a inform on Pompeo’s half, arising with one thing as farcical as this.

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