Pompeo declines to defend ex-U.S. ambassador after Trump assault

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes questions throughout a information briefing on the State Division in Washington, U.S., November 18, 2019. Information/Yara Nardi

WASHINGTON (Information) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned on Monday he was happy with what the US had accomplished in Ukraine and declined to defend former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch who was attacked on Twitter by President Donald Trump.

“I’ll defer to the White Home about specific statements and the like. I don’t have the rest immediately in regards to the Democrats’ impeachment proceedings,” he mentioned in response to a query about whether or not he agreed with Trump’s adverse evaluation of Yovanovitch.

“If anyone else has a substantive query about one thing that the world cares deeply about then I’m pleased to take it.”

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Modifying by Chris Reese