Dems Subpoena Pompeo In Probe Of Senate GOP Biden-Ukraine Disinfo Campaign | Talking Points Memo

House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, demanding reams of documents that the State Department has already provided to Senate Republicans who are seeking damaging information about Vice President Joe Biden.

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“After trying to stonewall virtually every oversight effort by the Foreign Affairs Committee in the last two years, Mr. Pompeo is more than happy to help Senate Republicans advance their conspiracy theories about the Bidens,”

Because Biden is a D!

What is Trump or Putin holding over Pompeo’s head that he cannot even say Trump cannot delay the election? Even the hated MoscowMitch said no delay!

Or has Pompeo done something so corrupt that he is now competing with Barr as to who can be the best Trump stooge?

Or is Pompeo hoping for more rubles down the road if Trump gets re-elected?

All of the above?

Trumpian Minions…


Democrats are aggressively and proactively acting to thwart the Republicans grossly illegal actions in accepting foreign propaganda to influence an American election.

Not only this, but the IC isn’t sitting back either. Peter Strzok has a book due out in September followed by John Brennan in October. And I pray the IC is also acting behind the scenes as well to save our Democracy.


Good for Rep.Engel still working hard after a primary loss to a democratic socialist.


Gonna have a GOP Panicdemic pretty soon, they way things are going…


NEWS: The Senate has adjourned until Monday afternoon with no action on coronavirus relief.

Federal unemployment benefits will expire tomorrow.

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 30, 2020

What is Trump or Putin holding over Pompeo’s head that he cannot even say Trump cannot delay the election

How about the favor Trump did a few weeks ago firing the DoS Inspector General… seems like Pompeo’s Wife is a real piece of work…


Does anybody really think that Pompeo is going to comply with the supoena?



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By all means claim inherent contempt. But keep in mind, this is to create the illusion of scandal. But their problem is that only the 30-35% of the cult voters/QAnon conspiracists will believe them. They have a deep credibility problem. And after 2016, few people on either side trust the DC political press. These nefarious actions are to stanch the bleeding


Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have been probing long-discredited allegations…

Meanwhile… Americans are DYING.

What’s the matter with you, Republicans?


Hoping that intelligence agencies are acting behind the scenes to thwart the top civilian national leadership is disturbing.

But far more disturbing is the fact that this is a perfectly reasonable thing to hope for in this case.


The House Dems cancelled the August recess. Can’t wait for Gym J. and Nestor’s Daddy to be screaming “STALIN!” about it:

And Trump shits on Mitch again. Hey, Mitch - Fat Ass cheated on all 3 of his wives. Do you think he is going to care about screwing YOU over?


What are the chances that Pompeo will comply with the subpoena?


When Joe wins, Engel will have a parachute.


Some important context is missing in this piece. What appears to be a good, aggressive move by Engel is in fact a morality play about Democratic ineffectuality and another reason to be happy that soon Engel will no longer be in charge of anything.

  1. Grassley and Johnson received these documents from Pompeo “days after” the January impeachment proceedings.

  2. Engel demanded that Pompeo provide the House with these documents on May 21, setting a deadline of June 1st.

  3. Today is July 31st.



I’m waiting for Michael Cohen’s book.


The only possible improvement I can suggest on that cartoon would be that the minions be made into Putin’s nesting dolls–including “Felonious tRump (love it!)”, of course!


The only thing that matters to Pompeo or Trump is the political calculus. I hate to say it, but without the Coronavirus, the narrative they are crafting would likely have worked (and, to be circumspect, it still could). No wonder Trump hates Dr. Fauci, creator of the Coronavirus.


None, but the House Majority has been researching implied contempt of late. Perhaps they could bypass DoJ and hire a private detective company to bring him in. Perhaps The House could “deputize” officers. Pompeo wouldn’t know what hit him until it was too late. I mean, Portland renditions, right. Precedent broken is precedent set.