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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Slams Biden Administration for Khashoggi Report Release

One of the bigger headlines this week was the declassification of the report on the Saudi Crown Prince and his alleged role in the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo believes the release of this report simply due to its very sensitive nature was a reckless move by the Biden Administration.

Political Stunt

After the report was released, Pompeo stated, “Our administration took the murder of Jamal Khashoggi very seriously.

“We held accountable lots of folks in Saudi Arabia who did this.

“The release of this report was reckless. It was political.

“It was aimed at harming a relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the use of intelligence in a way that, as a former CIA director, I would have never stood for.

“So I regret that they chose to do this. It was a political stunt.”

Pompeo continued, “We know a lot about what happened there. Our administration held those accountable that we knew of.

“I regret that because this administration wants to develop a relationship with Iran and destroy one with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, they chose to use intelligence to do that.”

Pompeo also rejected the idea that the Trump administration gave both Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince a free pass on this.

He stated, “We didn’t cover it up at all. We worked hard, indeed, I worked hard in every role I had to make sure we understood precisely what happened there.

“And indeed, we held some dozen-plus people accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

“It was outrageous, it shouldn’t have happened.

“It was the wrong thing to do, and we held accountable those that were responsible for it that we could identify.”

You can read more about this report in the New York Post.  

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