Politics We all 'can get it wrong': Mike Pompeo suggests William Taylor misunderstood Ukraine controversy

05:05  26 october  2019
05:05  26 october  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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his mission this year to get Ukraine to investigate the Biden family, possibly in exchange for US military aid. It probably wasn’t what Pompeo had expected while he was in Tennessee speaking to a Christian conference—the type of friendly audience Pompeo has increasingly sought.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cast doubt on the testimony of the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine by suggesting that the envoy might have misread the diplomatic dialogues that sparked an impeachment inquiry.

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“We all, as human beings, can get it wrong,” Pompeo said Friday. “We see things through a certain prism; we address things in a certain way. We all have a responsibility to make sure we’re getting it as right as we can each and every day.”

The Ukraine controversy has put Pompeo in an awkward position, as some of the testimony about whether President Trump abused his power in urging Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden has come from current State Department employees. The Democrat-led inquiry has spurred criticism that Pompeo has failed to protect the diplomatic corps, while Trump is defending himself by attacking the credibility of the State Department officials.

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“Here’s the problem: He’s a Never Trumper, and his lawyer is a Never Trumper,” Trump said of Taylor on Friday before faulting Pompeo for hiring him. “Mike Pompeo, everybody makes mistakes.”

Pompeo tapped Taylor in May after the unorthodox ouster of then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. The career foreign service officer told lawmakers that he took the job despite misgivings that Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani would interfere with work, only to learn months later that Trump wanted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to cooperate with the ex-New York City mayor’s attempt to implicate Biden in a corruption scandal.

“Ambassador Sondland tried to explain to me that President Trump is a businessman,” Taylor told House investigators, citing a conversation about Trump’s desires with the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. “When a businessman is about to sign a check to someone who owes him something, he said, the businessman asks that person to pay up before signing the check.”

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Pompeo has resisted discussing the impeachment inquiry. But the former Kansas Republican lawmaker took a more candid approach during an interview with Wichita State University’s student newspaper.

“I don’t think by nature of the fact that I work at the State Department means I get everything right every day,” Pompeo told the Sunflower, stipulating that he wouldn't comment directly on Taylor's deposition. “Indeed, I have seen State Department officials engage in behavior that was not appropriate, that wasn’t right, that didn’t reflect the highest values of the Foreign Service and American diplomacy around the world.”

But he prefaced that comment with praise for Taylor. “He and I have talked about Ukrainian policy at some length: How do you take down corruption? How do you now help the new leader there, President Zelensky? How do we deliver on America’s national security interests?” Pompeo said. “And he and I were in full accord on that. We — he and I both — share in this vision for how American interests in Ukraine can properly be represented, and I have every reason to think that he’s still out there banging away at that problem set.”

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