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Menéndez Wants to Know More About Pompeo and Mueller

Menéndez Wants to Know More About Pompeo and Mueller


Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ), the top Dem of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, late last week sent a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller after Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo refused on Thursday to answer any questions about what he discussed with the Special Counsel and whether the president asked him to interfere with then-FBI Director James Comey’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia. “When I asked [Director Pompeo] whether you had instructed him not to speak about his conversation with you, he replied that he would not speak about the conversation while the investigation is ongoing,” wrote Menéndez. “I would like to know whether there is any prohibition on Director Pompeo answering my questions.” See the full letter here.

The Emir of Qatar Meets with CBC Members and Ted Lieu 

The Emir of Qatar Meets with CBC Members and Ted Lieu 

Kamala Harris Inducted into The Links

Kamala Harris Inducted into The Links