Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Discusses Chinese Trade Negotiations, North Korea and Controversy Surrounding ISIS Bride Hoda Muthana…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the cyber threat from China and ongoing trade negotiations, along with concerns over Iran’s threat to stability in the Middle East, ‘ISIS bride’ Hoda Muthana, the decision to pull troops out of Syria and nuclear talks with North Korea.



Secretary Pompeo also appeared on NBC morning to discuss similar issues.


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58 Responses to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Discusses Chinese Trade Negotiations, North Korea and Controversy Surrounding ISIS Bride Hoda Muthana…

  1. necsumadeoinformis says:

    Leave her with ISIS. Aren’t there any consequences to deliberate super stupid choices??

    Liked by 11 people

    • andyocoregon says:

      I don’t want her back in our country. No telling what she might do. You can hide a lot of dynamite underneath a burka.

      Liked by 13 people

    • mikebrezzze says:

      Let her back in, she would make good target practice! 😳

      Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      She didn’t change her views suddenly. ISIS us pretty much non-existent right now. That’s why she wants back in the US.

      Liked by 5 people

    • There are. When she left and “joined” ISIS she forfeited her citizenship. She was a traitor to the US, and gave aid and comfort to the enemy. She has NO standing. Neither does her son, who was not born here, and had NO American citizen father.

      Pompeo and Trump are EXACTLY right, She MADE her OWN choices. She was not “forced to go” She and her son and family must now bear the burden of those poor choices. Make NO mistake, this is a trial balloon on treason and forfeiture of citizenship (for the Cabal). They give two rips about her or her son.

      Were she to be allowed back, she would be held for TREASON, tried as an “enemy” if not an enemy combatant, and either jailed for life in GITMO or executed. Her son is an “alien” whom they will try to get anchor baby status. NO SALE. She needs to live out the rest of her miserable life in Syria wallowing in the consequences of her dumb actions for her and her son.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. purpleibby says:

    Good call Mr. President on the ISIS bride….and GREAT choice in Pompeo!

    Liked by 11 people

  3. frank field says:

    Pompeo 2024. Love him!


    Liked by 19 people

  4. MAGA-Mike always brings it!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Zorro says:

    Ask Omar (Aq-MN) if she is going to give up jihad.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Great interview. Thanks for posting.
    This administration is doing so much, it is difficult to keep up day-to-day. CTH is a great resource.
    Mega thanks Sundance for these threads.

    Liked by 11 people

  7. Finally an answer to “she is not a US citizen”………Pompeo acknowledges in the NBC interview that this woman was born here, but at the time she was born under diplomatic status and therefore did not qualify for US citizenship/naturalization.

    Her father/mother were in the US on diplomatic visas.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      Yep, one of the specific exemptions from the 14th A.

      Liked by 1 person

    • spoogels says:

      Shes willing to have psychology but not jail.
      Her father is suing. Obv assisted by CAIR
      The sooner CAIR is declared a terrorist supporting organization the better

      The Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America released a statement following the lawsuit in which they acknowledge that she will likely be charged with providing material support of terrorism if she returns.

      “Ms. Muthana has publicly acknowledged her actions and accepted full responsibility for those actions. In Ms. Muthana’s words, she recognizes that she has ‘ruined’ her own life, but she does not want to ruin the life of her young child,” the statement said.

      Muthana’s child was not born in the United States.

      When asked during her ABC interview if she would be open to jail time for joining the terrorist organization, the ISIS bride said she would be willing to go to “therapy lessons,” she added, “Jail time, I don’t know if that has an effect on people.”

      The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is also supporting her and providing her with a pro bono attorney.

      The mainstream media has been attempting to paint a “heartbreaking” and sympathetic portrait of Muthana, despite the fact that the 24-year-old married four ISIS fighters in Syria. Muthana also infamously used social media to call for Americans to join the fight with ISIS.
      “Soooo many Aussies and Brits here, but where are the Americans, wake up u cowards,” she posted on social media in January 2015.
      Muthana also called for more American blood to be spilled. On March 2015, she tweeted: “Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them.”

      Liked by 1 person

      • cthulhu says:

        I would seriously LMFAO if her lawyer went overseas and State said, “whoops — turns out, he’s not a citizen, either.” ….and, then, there were problems with the her parents’ original diplomatic visas turning into green cards. The only thing better than “join Isis, get your whole family deported” would be “join Isis, get your whole neighborhood deported.”


      • maiingankwe says:

        I’ve been trying to keep up with this one because I couldn’t figure out why Pompeo was saying she wasn’t a U.S. citizen. I get it now, but only from the explanation from RTD’s post above. Thank you RTD! And thank you Spoogels for what you copied for us and providing the link. Much appreciated.

        Anyways, in one of her interviews with ABC, I believe she claimed that the moment she got there she knew she had made a big mistake and wanted to go home to Alabama. However, she wrote those tweets while she was there demanding isis followers of the caliphate in our country to kill our citizens and gives examples on how to go about it. She wrote one in January and the next one we know of in March. Lots of time in between to think if she really wanted to come back, maybe she shouldn’t tweeting these vile things against the country she was born in.

        So she wanted to go home, but was still hating our country and all it stood for. For this, I have absolutely no sympathy. Maybe she can go live with her in laws, which in one article had said it was in Germany. I don’t know how valid that is though. She doesn’t even know where her last husband is. He could still be alive, and if so, she’s his responsibility not ours.

        There is another getting the msm sympathy, but she wants to go back to England where she can get free housing and everything else. In her interview she said the British should be feeling sorry for her. She doesn’t explain why they should, only that they should. Plus, when she had been asked about the killings, burnings, cutting off innocents heads, she said it hadn’t bothered her. She had been married multiple times as well. When their husbands get killed, and rightfully so, they must pick another fighter pretty quickly. All they were were whores for the caliphate. If they can’t see that, it’s too bad. They were also baby makers too, so their boys could be isis fighters as well. I would see it as pretty degrading, but in their eyes they were just doing their female duties. Sick. Makes me sick to my stomach to even think about more than what I’m writing, so I’m going to stop while I’m ahead.
        Be well,


    • sat0422 says:

      Enemies of the USA never miss a chance to promote CHAOS in our society. Obviously, this being America, we are subject to have a group that is for an issue and those who will be against an issue. Then, we take to the streets, march, and watch hateful Americans become enemies of each other. CHAOS, the war fought within the USA is going to be a hard war for those of us who honor the constitution and support our laws.


  8. ristvan says:

    Pompeo likely knows more about NoKo than he is letting on. Next weeks meeting in Hanoi could be very eventful. You could see the twinkle in his eye telling the Berlin Wall story. And two days is a lot of time for such an event.

    Other sources have been reporting that in the last few months, Kim has been purging upper echelon ranks, including previously untouchable military elements. Firings, illicit wealth confiscation, a few executions. IF true, it suggests Kim is serious about change and is removing opposition to it—it was years ago that he executed/purged anyone who was deemed a personal threat when he had newly assumed his position. So that suggests something else, like denuclearization and peace (meaning the NoKo standing army drag could be reduced, something the upper echelons might not appreciate).

    Liked by 10 people

    • GB Bari says:

      That’s a very encouraging post, ristvan.

      I can only pray for peace and good decision making by Kim Jong-un. He and his people of NoKo all have incredible opportunities for national prosperity by agreeing to PDJT’s offer,


  9. Tom22ndState says:

    The Isis bride woman is big news here in Birmingham. No one here wants her back either. In other news Benjamin Crump remains here trying to stir up tensions, and his payoff.

    Liked by 1 person

    • His old partner, Daryl Parks has been working it on Fox News lately. I don’t know why Laura Ingraham gives him the time of day.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Larry Charles says:

        I used to like Laura’s show but I don’t watch much anymore. She has too many liberals on and she seems to enjoy letting them, spew their garbage.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Most of the Fox hosts now seem compelled to use leftist guest to present opposing viewpoints, though Tucker Carlson seems to bring them on purely for the purpose of ridiculing them. If I was someone who was asked to present some leftist viewpoint on HIS show, I would certainly decline!


        • GB Bari says:

          Same reason I stopped watching Tucker – and his was the last and only show I was watching on FNC.
          Life is too short to waste it listening to hateful morons spew their excrement.

          Liked by 1 person

          • sat0422 says:

            I might tune to him once a week. I might tune in to silly Laura Ingram once a week.

            I always watch Levin on Sunday night.

            I try to watch Steve Hilton, but he has turned me off with his solution to racism in this country. He doesn’t understand one darn thing that has happened since 1964. We spend billions on black this and black that and yet, the stupid black anit-social bigotry never ends against whites.

            I always watch Gutfeld, but sometimes, I have to turn the channel, but rarely. Sometimes he goes off the rails and some of his guests are not too bright.


        • Mr. G says:

          That’s all part of the plan to achieve “full spectrum domination” of the news. FOX is really no different than CNN. I haven’t watched TV in 2 years-but before I cut the cable, I noticed Fox hosts would be saying one thing that sounded “conservative” while AT THE SAME TIME running a completely different “liberal” narrative on the same subject at the bottom of screen banner.


  10. The Hoda Muthana case could be the key to ending birthright citizenship.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Firefly says:

      Yep. Her attorney is already discussing it. Her father was a diplomat too and there are legal implications. She not a sympathetic person to advocate for- so it’s a good choice to push for legal intepretations. Do we really want terrorist babies born in America to be able to fore themselves into this country? The courts will have to deal with this and national security interests. So glad we have the new judges we got- and Pompeo running the state dept.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Gary E Northrup says:

      I hope so.


    • ristvan says:

      If her citizenship had been revoked, maybe. But when 14A was passed, there were (in the congressional record) two clear exceptions to 14A§ ‘and subject to the jurisdiction thereof’ clause:
      1. Children of Native American Indians, because on their reservations they were not.
      2. Children of Foreign diplomats, because by diplomatic immunity they were not. She is in this class according to Pompeo.
      (Now her family’s lawyer is arguing they had stopped being Yemeni diplomats months before she was born. Dunno the facts, but IF SO, then you are right this could be a birthright citizenship legal vehicle.)

      The reasoning that legal aliens were ‘fully subject’ so their children are natural born citizens (Kamala Harris case) was set out by SCOTUS in 1898 in US v Wong Kim Ark.

      It is a small legal reasoning step to find that children of illegal aliens were by definition not ‘fully subject’—else would not be here illegally. But the case has yet to present itself to SCOTUS. Perhaps in PDJT’s second term, DoJ and State can challenge the INA laws that say otherwise. But this is probably not that case.

      Old lawyer saying: hard cases make bad law’. Yesterdays state forfeiture 8A via 14A§1 due process clause case was ‘easy’ and Ginsberg’s opinion made ‘good law’. Commented that here on another thread.

      Liked by 4 people

      • railer says:

        There is law on the books by which your US citizenship can disappear. It’s something that the State Department controls apparently. You can’t swear an oath to another government or serve in a high capacity, things like that. I scanned it over years ago when looking at activating my latent Canadian citizenship. You can carry 2 passports apparently, but you have to watch your step and fly under their radar. My quick read of it all said it was some kind of administrative decision State could make re one’s citizenship, however rare its exercise. Not sure it’s ever been tested in front of a judge.

        I can see the government slowly moving to tighten up enforcement of this area of law, and pounding through a body of cases to get there. No matter what the pure open borders crowd thinks, it’s slow suicide to be importing and breeding an underclass to feed, clothe and house, and everybody else knows it. Trump seems like he’d push that effort.

        Whether this gal is a citizen or not, her case might move the ball, and it would seem interested parties are aware of that. Her lawyer today appeared to be a handpicked and articulate advocate. He ain’t no jihadi raver. Somebody of weight has clearly spotted that guy in there and is looking for a favorable outcome on all this. They musta got wind that Pompeo and Trump were making some moves. I can’t imagine the open borders crowd will do other than fight scorched earth over this.


      • Yes, you are correct about Wong Kim Ark. That case settled matters for children of legal, non-diplomat aliens, in a manner that was consistent with English Common Law. And, for that reason, this case may not be the vehicle I had hoped for.

        As you say, Pompeo’s argument appears to hinge on whether or not her citizenship is legitimate in the first place, based on her father’s status as a diplomat. That may require a decision by a court to establish.

        Any course that might be considered (for Pompeo to successfully block her return) would be to argue either that a pledge to ISIS (if she took one) involves voluntarily relinquishing US citizenship OR that the act of joining ISIS amounts to treason (giving aid and comfort to an enemy) and allows Pompeo to revoke her citizenship. But, from what I can discern, neither of these two cases appear to be what Pompeo is arguing. And, certainly, neither of these cases would go anywhere in regards to Remedying Birthright Citizenship for children of ILLEGAL aliens, as much as I wish it would!


    • Larry Charles says:

      I think you may be right.


    • piper567 says:

      letjustice, that would be a nice little consequence of this hoopla.
      SCOTUS really needs to rule on this “matter”.


  11. Mncpo(ret) says:

    Pompao is so common sense, thinking like our President. I respect him greatly. He’s not a PC smoozer.

    He a realist in this very unreal world of politics, knowing that we allowed intel and trade theft from anyone who had the capability. Our own people sold it freely.


    He’s a patriot.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Concernedcitizen says:

      As I watched this segment, it struck me that Sec. Pompao would make a great President. He has all the credentials, an outstanding resume, and a successful body of work, not to mention intelligence and common sense. And he would be the perfect folllow-up to the Trump era. I’d much prefer Pompao over Pence. Pompao for 2024!


  12. California Joe says:

    If she returns she’d be prosecuted for aiding terrorists and spend the rest of her life in prison. Pompeo is doing her a favor!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. California Joe says:

    If she returns to the United States she’d be prosecuted for aiding terrorism and spend the rest of her life in prison. Pompeo is doing her a favor!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhoda R says:

      If she IS considered a citizen, then wouldn’t her actions fit the definition of ‘Treason’?


      • spoogels says:

        This is what she said:

        “The mainstream media has been attempting to paint a “heartbreaking” and sympathetic portrait of Muthana, despite the fact that the 24-year-old married four ISIS fighters in Syria. Muthana also infamously used social media to call for Americans to join the fight with ISIS.
        “Soooo many Aussies and Brits here, but where are the Americans, wake up u cowards,” she posted on social media in January 2015.
        Muthana also called for more American blood to be spilled. On March 2015, she tweeted: “Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them.”


  14. Fools Gold says:

    On Korea I like to rephrase the term “cautiously optimistic” to “prove me wrong”. Regarding China the only long term deal we’re ever gonna keep in tact long term is by electing nationalist conservatives at every level especially POTUS.


  15. Bendix says:

    What controversy?
    The Americans who are aware of the ‘ISIS’ bride are pretty much united in their views on her.
    I’m sick of these “media stories” being held up as if they have relevance beyond that.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Maquis says:

    The Left can’t stop trying to get Pompeo into the Senate where he can be “tamed” ie neutered by McConnell while another Tillerson can oppose MAGA and World Peace.
    No amount of denials ever gets them to stop.

    Commie Fool: “Sounds like you’re not ruling it out.”
    Me: “Sounds like you’re desperate and deluded.”

    Pompeo’s restraint amazes me.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Sec’y Pompeo is incredibly impressive. The breadth of his knowledge, grasp of issues, ability to stay on point even with hostile media (like the NBC guy). What a terrific pick. So happy that he is intending to stay in this role. Sec’y of State is far more consequential a job than being a Senatory.


  18. jeans2nd says:

    Reuters has been complaining – loudly, in State Dept press conferences – that a favorite news network always has the Pompeo interviews, and Reuters has yet to have one.

    Looks like Sec Pompeo is another honey badger in all ways…honey badger does not give a


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