Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Press Conference – October 23rd…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives remarks on a variety of international issues including the central American caravan; Jamal Khashoggi/Saudi Arabia; and takes questions from the State Department press pool.

The transcript is not yet available; but will be posted HERE.

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57 Responses to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Press Conference – October 23rd…

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      This is a MUST READ! I am glad you got it at the top of the thread.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Elizabeth Carter says:

      I read your link. it was a great article. I responded to them:
      Like Boss Tweed said, “What are you going to do about it?”

      Or as Hillary Clinton said, “What difference does it make?”

      I have been paying very close attention since JFK was assassinated and no one has been held accountable for corruption, much less for murder. Many whistleblowers have been killed and their deaths have been ignored and probably celebrated by the Swamp Rats behind the scenes.

      Investigations were held but they were more along the lines of finding out what people knew and covering up the evidence or killing the witnesses. I was horrified by the Ken Starr fiasco. The Watergate hearing. The 911 coverup. They just locate the possible exposure they have and eliminate the evidence and the witnesses. That is all the Mueller team is doing is locate, coverup and assign various lawyers on his team to protect the guilty and destroy the innocent. I hope I am wrong about this, but it looks like the same old game. They are still using the same players. It is disgusting. I can make a very long list of these crimes but no one has ever seemed to care.

      Even Boss Tweed eventually went down. That happened a very long time ago. It is time for this group of corrupt untouchables to go down. Sometimes the evil just gets so out of hand that we have to “Clean the Swamp” and start over. We are at this point.

      President Trump is doing an amazing job of making the whole world aware of what is and has been happening. He is making it very clear to all players that this is “Game Over” and they lose. At one point he was asked what will happen if he doesn’t succeed and his answer was, “I will die.” That is true. We are standing with him because we are at the point where sides have been taken, battle lines are drawn and we stand or fall at this point in time. There is no second chance. This time may never come again. We clean up this mess or drown in the corruption.

      God Bless President Trump
      God Bless America
      MAGA

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    • GB Bari says:

      It is but another very good summation of the crimes committed that have yet to yield an accused perp who is charged and prosecuted. The list has grown long.

      But, as in most other articles covering the same topic, there is no solution presented that is feasible in the current investigation stalemate that exists between the three branches of government, and which is exacerbated by the underlying cross-collusion among Deep State players who exist in all three branches.

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      • piper567 says:

        GB, I am, nevertheless, impressed with the fact that the President has set about filling Judicial posts with Constitutionalists; he is working his butt off to change the profile of our treasonous Congress (legislative); and, he is functioning on the Executive level as he should…He is taking charge of this Country and acting on its behalf.
        These actions, which are FAR beyond what any President in my lifetime has approached, are, imo, laying a foundation for the eventual tackling of the systemic corruption we are increasingly aware of.
        This is a phenomenal President.
        Thank you God!

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  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    I like how he started out with a history lesson for the youngsters in the fake news MSM in attendance…..

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  2. andy says:

    something my political opponents refuse to embrace;
    All-Source Intelligence.

    Id enjoy a social party with this guy I think… but I wouldnt drink the punch. Ive had my share of mind control experiments. 😀

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  3. Red Tsunami! says:

    and you say that because,,,?

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  4. Doppler says:

    I think any history lesson on this subject needs to begin with the CIA, which was originally charged with giving the President “plausible deniability” for secret, illegal acts – such as assassinations – that “needed to be done” in foreign countries, but which would embarrass the President and the country if exposed. Godless Communism was to blame. Such as the assassination of the Iranian chief executive, in a coup to replace him with Shah Reza Pahlavi. See JFK and the Unthinkable: Why he died and why it matters; and Devil’s Chessboard, about the many crimes done in the first 15 years of the CIA’s operations.

    In retrospect, Harry Truman expressed regret that he had signed the law creating it. The culture of plausible deniability, coupled with complex secrecy rules, and CIA implants at many other agencies, including State, DOJ and FBI, allowed for the expansion of this power, unhitched from accountability, beyond the CIA’s original constraints to surveil foreigners, not US citizens.

    Whenever one starts digging into these high government crimes – whether as journalist, law enforcement, historian, even judges, one faces the likelihood of being confronted by people claiming that you’re about to unveil crucial national security secrets that will cause [nuclear war, deaths of loyal American soldiers or diplomats, etc., etc., the end of the world as we know it]. How does one confirm these people’s bonafides? One doesn’t, because there is no mechanism for it, except those in government or journalism who either benefit from the unaccountable power, or are compromised by it.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “complex secrecy rules,”

      So called secret, undisclosed “black budgets” are a direct violation of the constitution, which mandates that Congress controls the purse strings.

      “The Shadow Government is a system that manipulates Washington, DC behind the scenes, that operates beyond the control of Congress, that even dictates the actions of the president and affects the daily lives of every American. It is real and has been growing in complexity for over sixty years. While the American people work long hours just to survive and make ends meet, the Shadow Government spends billions of dollars on secret operations, overthrowing governments and engages in covert wars that kill thousands – all without any vote or say by the American people; the people that pay the taxes the Shadow Government uses to fund these operations.

      While their Congressmen and Senators promise they will make their lives better and improve their difficult standard of living, these same Congressmen vote for billions of dollars in military and covert action programs, taking contributions from the lobbyists of connected Shadow Government military industrial corporations. The people starve while the kings shower themselves with gold.

      https://www.fortheloveoffreedom.net/

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  5. paulraven1 says:

    Trump and Pompeo are handling this very adroitly. 1. Insist on facts, our facts, 2. no rush to judgment, 3. hold INDIVIDUALS accountable, 4. work with congress. They are undercutting the whole hysteria and putting to shame the media movement to wreck our relationship with SA.

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  6. ck says:

    Damn, what a breath of fresh air from the Secretary. A serious man discussing serious subjects PC and BS free.

    Liked by 15 people

  7. positron1352 says:

    Love Pompeo. A man with integrity.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Cooper45 says:

    I thought Rex Tillerson was a great choice until he seemed to be belligerently opposing Trump’s policies and allegedly called him a moron and then refused to deny it etc.

    But, after that misjudgment, I would definitely be surprised if there is a better person in the USA than Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. His knowledge of events is unmatched and he deals with the media with relative ease.

    He also explains the USA’s and Trump’s policies with unwavering crystal clarity like he did in this video clip. Very impressive indeed.

    Keep the arrogant, invading, lawless horde of demanding, unentitled border jumpers out!

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  9. Pyrthroes says:

    Ask any President what disinterested, unambiguous “intelligence” he ever got from this multi-billion dollar funny-farm, and the first thing you’ll hear is “Saddam Hussein has WMDs”.

    But of course, no sitting Chief Executive worth a toothpick crossbow pays any heed to this “Oh so social” (OSS) crew of dark-web psychopaths. As Pareto Efficiency attests from 1928, no functioning institution/organization of any size whatever requires more than 3 – 5 decision-makers.

    Despite appearances, buttressed with impressive real estate, no more than one or two battalions of lurking siloviki are necessary for Intel and Counter-Intel purposes. If doubts arise, we cite the Philippines’ Imelda Marcos, whose Top Secret Crypto office devoted itself to clandestine purchase of 10,000 pairs of shoes… meantime, the potential for Police State penetration/subversion of every governmental entity on behalf of fulminating apparats is all too real.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      Great message? Thank you Mr. Secretary

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    • nimrodman says:

      Ok, so Dem talking point for today is that the President “has no proof” that MS-13 or potential terrorists are part of the Caravan.

      President and Pompeo both make the point of past experience detaining “middle easterners” at the border, including ISIS actors, Bangladeshis, etc.

      Time to lay out that proof in public – at least as far as general experience.

      Still doesn’t pin the tail on the current caravan but will make it harder for folks like Geraldo to claim he’s never heard of terrorists being intercepted, as he did today on Fox News.

      Mr. President – Please instruct Border Patrol to compile visual exhibits of potential terrorists and “other than Mexican” border captures, to include tallies by nation of origin (such as Syrians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Iranians), tallies of potentially really bad actors that have been detained indefinitely or deported, physical evidence such as the “abandoned prayer rugs” that were in news accounts about 2 years ago, and so on.

      Then please have Border Patrol and DHS specialists who are intimately familiar with these aspects give televised briefings to the American public on this aspect. Agency chiefs and higher-ups like Pompeo are fine also, but let’s make sure that specialists from on the front lines are also prominent in the presentation to give raw witness about what they’ve experienced with such captures / evidence.

      This will at least get the facts in public view about what comes across routinely.

      As far as the caravan, let’s have some goddamn intelligence from our “17 Intelligence Agencies” or however many they claim to be. We’ve seen that they can collude on anti-Trump strategies, let’s see if they can do their damn job of protecting America and its citizens.

      Get some intelligence embeds in that caravan to snap some photos and have some conversations with likely bad actors, huh?

      As for MS-13, please to a similar briefing. Of course evidence for MS-13 incursion is already in the public domain as witnessed by the gang killings of various teenagers in the US. But let’s see tallies of known MS-13 and also tallies and photographs of heavily tattooed “unaccompanied minors” who have crossed our borders by year and month.

      Let’s get ahead of this Dem talking point about “no proof” please.

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  10. AngelOnejudicial says:

    Media obsession with Kashoggi is identified to media obsession over Russian Collusion narrative, they become single minded ignore real issues redirect all conversations and questions back to the narrative they’re constructing it’s so transparent.

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  11. Sherri Young says:

    Watch for how the Mexican government handles efforts by the caravan to get onto the freight trains when they penetrate far enough north in the country. That will tell us how serious the government is about stopping the caravan from using their country as a pipeline to the US. If the police/troops stand aside quietly and allow the people full access to the trains, we’ll know with whom the Mexican government is cooperating. If the police show up in riot gear and protect those trains, that will be important.

    Right now, it seems that the migrants have not moved beyond Chiapas. From what I understand, Chiapas is the most socialist state in the entire country of Mexico. The political atmosphere down there would make it the least favorable location for dealing with the throngs on more than a humanitarian basis. The locals may rise up in solidarity.

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  12. Sec’y Pompeo is juggling multiple priorities for State Dept, not to mention handling all issues as they occur. What an admirable mix of smarts, integrity and toughness he shows. I am confident that he’ll manage the morass of the Khashoggi affair effectively, while keeping the aims of the Trump Administration in the Middle East on track. This offers a good opportunity for any needed course correction with the KSA, reminding them that we are no longer in their thrall for oil, while recognizing that they have some leverage re. oil price.

    It shows how strategic POTUS was in approving pipelines and supporting U.S. energy production. Think this might interact with the desire to get big big ships into Houston ship channel (much more interconnected than we might think–as this allows U.S. to supply more countries via better tankers).

    I also like that he highlighted what happened with Afghani elections (gotta keep nudging them toward self-rule so we can reduce our manpower there!).

    And finally, Sec’y Pompeo’s comments about his commitment to improving the training of our diplomats via the Foreign Service School show a wise focus on what, in my consulting work, I’d call an “important but not urgent” issue. (We all spend most time on urgent issues–whether important or not–natural human nature to focus on what seems to be the “burning” problems). Perhaps Christopher Wray might learn something about how to revitalize and improve character and morale in a government dept. from Sec’y Pompeo.

    He is a total class act. Can we add him and his health to our prayer list? I think he has a lot on his plate.

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  13. GB Bari says:

    SoS Pompeo is obviously very intelligent, experienced in international matters and sufficiently wary of accepting any story from any single source.

    As such he is quite credible when he speaks. And when he speaks he usually does not accept any false premise that the press love to use before asking any question.

    I wish he would have referred to Khashoggi as “an infrequent contributor to WaPo Op-eds” instead of a “journalist”. That’s a small matter of semantics, but it underlies the ability of the press to keep their “righteous narrative” alive for so long..

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  14. ann says:

    Americans are not naive.

    The MSM inflammatory rhetoric cries out for deconstruction. It reeks of selectively applied cultural contempt and parochial moral imperialism.

    All this hubbub over the untimely demise of Mr. Muslim Bro Tout?

    A green card holder who conveniently finds favour with the WaPo ?

    Hmmm, what entities have motive to discredit the legitimacy of this Saudi Reformist Prince?

    Please.

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  15. Fools Gold says:

    What a Pro he is! Got to love this guy. To think we had two of the biggest idiots ever as SOS prior to this still makes me sick when I think about it 😷!

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  16. TwoLaine says:

    Don’t you all feel stupid about who you let ask your few questions? What a lot of losers. 🙂

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  17. LibertyVibe says:

    Just watched this video on the Kashhoggi incident, from Dr. Dave Janda. It contains a lot of new information. It is fantastic! https://youtu.be/gbKbGZ4K0CQ

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