Here we go, more polarization in government, but this story isn’t about the diametric opposition of the Republicans and Democrats, it’s about the ongoing War on Truth waged by the current administration against the press. Here with a gasoline can is Mike Pompeo, to make his contribution to the fray. If you missed the back story, Pompeo was interviewed by NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly, wherein he said to her, “Do you think anybody cares about Ukraine?” and used the F-word. Plus, he insulted her intelligence, saying she couldn’t even find Ukraine on a map. Now, Pompeo is livid that she didn’t keep his abuse off the record, but instead told it to Ari Melber. The Hill:

“NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to me, twice. First, last month, in setting up our interview and, then again yesterday, in agreeing to have our post-interview conversation off the record,” Pompeo said in a statement released by the State Department.

“It is shameful that this reporter chose to violate the basic rules of journalism and decency,” he continued, calling the incident “another example of how unhinged the media has become in its quest to hurt President Trump and this Administration.”

“It is no wonder that the American people distrust many in the media when they so consistently demonstrate their agenda and their absence of integrity,” he added.

Somebody’s unhinged, that much is certain, and I doubt it’s this NPR reporter, who was keeping things on and off the record long before Donald Trump and coterie ever came on the scene. It’s the knee jerk reaction of everybody in Trumpworld these days to excuse their actions by invoking a smoke screen of deep state paranoia, like it was a genie called on to protect them. None of them are doing anything wrong, ever, it’s just that there’s a conspiracy to make everybody associated with Trump look bad, oh no. So much for the party of personal responsibility,

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5 Comments on "Mike Pompeo Launches Into His Own Enemy Of The People Rant, Calling NPR Reporter A Liar"

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He’s scared…anyone’s getting thrown under the bus for Ukraine, he’ll be right behind Rudy. That’s why he’s trying–and failing–to intimidate the press. He hasn’t worked out that Trump’s tactics don’t work for him because he’s not Trump.


Pompeo, Barr and Mulvaney have probably all committed crimes for Trump that they might go to jail for if Trump isn’t reelected. They love their power but are possibly beginning to wonder if Trump was worth it. Too, they are just disgusting bullies like their Lord and Master.


Diplomatic? Nope, he has nothing diplomatic about him. I hope this is the end of his public ‘service’.

p j evans

I’d be the reporter has all the emails setting up the interview, and NONE of them mention “off the record”.
He’s lying again.

Denis Elliott
I agree with others that he’s scared and angry. He wants to be President someday and had planned to use a stint in the Senate as a springboard. Granted I’m speculating now but once the Ukraine scandal blew up and knowing how many people and records that could nail his worthless hide to the wall are yet to be revealed (and knowing they will be) he’s stuck standing with Trump instead of headed back to Kansas by now to kick off his campaign. At this point he’s likely got a quite significant worry about how to keep out of jail… Read more »