Sunday Talks: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo -vs- Chris Wallace…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears on Fox News Sunday to debate antagonistic DC Swamp Guard Chris Wallace.  The primary topic was the recent attacks on shipping tankers by Iranian elements in the Gulf of Oman.

Additionally, Secretary Pompeo discussed the protests in Hong Kong against the growing influence from Beijing; the issues with North Korea to achieve a positive outcome with Kim Jong Un; the New York Times story on U.S. active measures against Russia; and the nonsensical -hypothetical- foreign opposition research issue.

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Secretary Pompeo also appeared on Face The Nation:

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170 Responses to Sunday Talks: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo -vs- Chris Wallace…

  1. SpotTheSpook says:

    Did you notice Chrissy’s little laugh when he asked about trumps “treasonous” comment on the NYT article. Trump owns that clowns thoughts. #TDS

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  2. Nigella says:

    No contest… next

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  3. Sentient says:

    Sec. Pompeo says that we get very little oil from the Persian Gulf and China gets 80% of its oil from the Persian Gulf. Why are we bothering to ensure clear passage of oil to China?

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    • Rileytrips says:

      Because it is the right thing to do. We don’t want bullies threatening/harming other nations going about their business.

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    • Shop says:

      Ziocons like Pompeo & Bolton will never explain why it is in the US national interest that Persian Gulf oil flows to our real enemies like China and why it is in our national interest to support Al Qaeda in Syria or in general intervene militarily in the cesspool of the Middle East.

      And then how can we believe anything that Pompeo says when he’s on record saying that the CIA lies routinely?

      https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2019/06/the-tanker-attacks-in-the-gulf-of-oman-cui-bono.html

      We know why it would be in Bibi Netanyahoo’s interest that the US do his dirty work and sacrifice it’s soldiers & several more trillions of dollars in another Middle Eastern fool’s errand and quagmire in Iran. Are the American people gonna get duped again with another false flag like the Gulf of Tonkin or “mushroom clouds” in Saddam’s secular Iraq?

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      • Edwardo says:

        Oil is a single market the world over. More importantly, the Ayatollahs are blood thirsty tyrants that have killed Americans for more than 4 decades. Remember the Marines in Lebanon? We should join with Israel and take out Iran’s nuclear capacity. And, if they retaliate, then we should sink every boat, blow up every airplane and airport, destroy every port and bridge and electrical plant and destroy everything of value in the City of Qom where the Ayatollah monsters live and earn their living. The Ayatollahs and their Shia brand of Ilsam should be destroyed and put back in their hole. Once and forever.

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        • Sentient says:

          You have to go back to 1983 to find a Shia terrorist attack on Americans. All the rest have been Sunni attacks, including 9/11.

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          • Shop says:

            Hey forget about inconvenient facts like what you make. The ziocons don’t want facts. They just want to play on the gullibility of the American people to massive constant propaganda.

            All these ziocons want is to keep the US in a constant state of endless regime change wars that cost us trillions of dollars, tens of thousands of soldiers killed & maimed and civil liberties shredded here in the US in the resultant national security state. None of these regime change endless wars in the Middle East have benefited the US. Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya that these ziocons claimed would bring milk & honey & apple pie in those countries have only created anarchy, more radical Islamic groups who hate the US even more. How can any “sentient” AMERICAN trust these ziocons after Iraq WMD, Libya, Syria and 18 years in Afghanistan with the Taliban in control of most the country?

            Remember what they said about how the Iraqis would greet us as liberators. And what actually happened was a massive quagmire wherein we removed a secular government and replaced it with a Shia government more aligned with Iran than us. The question that all Americans need to ask is who are the ziocons loyal to? Clearly not the US.

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            • Strange to watch you lump many people over many years into a catagory “Ziocons”. It makes it easier for you to demonize individuals without need to resort to facts. I trust Mike Pompeo & I trust President Trump.

              I am not stupid enough to think we don’t need partners to achieve America’s safety security and objectives. Israel & Saudi Arabia are key players in containing terrorism & achieving Middle Eastern piece. Peace in the ME would make Americans safer.

              Cooperating in securing the safety of International waters is one of America’s commitments. Is it better to be an isolationist so that by the time the problem is on our shore it’s bigger and we have no alliances to work with?

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              • Maquis says:

                👍

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              • jeff montanye says:

                “Israel & Saudi Arabia are key players in containing terrorism & achieving Middle Eastern piece. ” after seven countries in five years (really seventeen and counting) aka the yinon wars, six trillion dollars down a rat hole, nearing two million dead, millions more permanently injured, orphaned, homeless, exiled, incalculable destruction, yemen’s civil war, ditto ukraine’s, it’s getting harder to believe that statement.

                the only realistic hope for this widening catastrophe is trump’s one state solution: israel recognized as sovereign in all of palestine, from the gaza to the golan, from all of jerusalem to all of the west bank, and one person one vote in this eretz israel. we can then figure out what to do with the next whatever trillion dollars not spent on more countries in more years and the world’s goodwill from the next however many million people we don’t murder.

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            • permiejack says:

              Shop – so terrorism is ok as long as it’s not America being targeted? We should close our eyes to Irans attempt to affect oil prices worldwide? I highly doubt our Potus will use military but the threat of it is a form of deterrence.

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            • aisheschayal says:

              Ziocons?? Is that your way of masking your hatred and or blame game towards Jews/Israelis? Israel wants peace in the middle east but is not going to sell out to radical islam in trying to establish peace because they know that would be very short lived. You can throw bilions at them and they will not change their desire to annihilate Israel. A hard united stance is needed against the Iranian regime. Obama fell for their lies. Unfortunately, Obama led them to believe we would slick their wily palms and pretend they would play nice with their neighbors while we look the other way. No more. Trumps in charge. Thank God. Israel was never behind regime changes, that is classic CIA. Israeli’s would prefer to wipe Iran off the map and be done but they do play nice because they are well aware of the world’s reaction if they would make a move unbecoming to the sensitivities of the big player govt’s and of course all the rabid antisemites out there just waiting to pass judgement on the Jews. Ziocons??

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          • Roger Holberg says:

            There were thousands of attacks by Shias on U.S. troops in Iraq most using made in Iran IEDs. What do you call those?

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            • jeff montanye says:

              patriots defending their homeland from foreign invaders?

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              • Maquis says:

                Iran’s role was not that of the storied freedom fighter,

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                • jeff montanye says:

                  iran’s role might have been getting back at the u.s. for overthrowing mossadegh, the democratically elected president of iran. or maybe it was trying to make it a little harder for the u.s. to conquer iraq, which borders iran, to give the u.s. some second thoughts on trying to conquer iran, as the long-known culmination of the likud’s yinon plan.

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          • jeff montanye says:

            9-11 was a likud mossad attack, aided by u.s. sayanim and assets such as larry silverman and dick cheney/don rumsfeld. cui bono? certainly not the muslim countries later attacked and fragmented per the yinon plan.

            for that matter, why is iran making tiny attacks on small tankers just when the u.s. (and israel, of course) is trying to gin things up for a war? to make things easier on john bolton?seems a whole lot like assad’s chemical weapon attacks on his own people when he was, with russia, hezbollah and iran’s help, winning the civil war started by the cia, the mossad, mi6 and saudi arabia.

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            • aisheschayal says:

              9-11 was a Likud attack? You are wrong and spewing fake and false information. Please stop. Find yourself some antisemitic blog out there in delusionville. Don’t spew your hatred here.

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        • waltherppk says:

          There is a well that some kind of Koranic prophecy says will be the place of appearance for “the fourteenth imam” or something to that effect. Installing a mile wide crater at that location, concurrently with a sudden deletion of the entire Iranian navy and port facilities should get the Iranians attention, with a message that putting to sea and screwing around with the ships of other countries is a seriously bad idea.

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          • Maquis says:

            The Shia Twelfth Iman, disappeared as a boy, is supposed to emerge from that well as a full grown near diety, the Mahdi. He is to appear in a time of great chaos and bloodshed and lead the Shias in eliminating every other Human Being from the planet.

            What distinguishes Iran’s theocratic dictators from most of Shiadom is that they further believe that the deliberate provocation of a bloody apocalypse can prompt the return of the Mahdi. As Twelvers, or Mahdites, they are fully committed to creating this nightmate scenario.

            That is the risk of nuclear arms in the hands of such madmen. They’ve already been observed practicing the kind of off-shore launched ballistic missle EMP attack that could completely cripple our nation with only three strikes. They would not stop there.

            Islam is an existential threat to all Humanity, Iran under its current regime is exponentially more so.

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            • waltherppk says:

              Yeah right the “hidden imam” ……nuke the well and hide him for good. Should set the ayatollahs hair on fire…..then incinerate him too.

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              • Maquis says:

                Some say he’s already back and working with the ayatollahs. Surely his “spirit” already fills them.

                The IRI endgame will be fascinating, and much different than their murderous fantasies.

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            • waltherppk says:

              What exactly would a global caliphate be anyway but a cousin humping / wife beating / barbecue starved / beer and bacon deprived camel jockey club? Anybody expected to pray so many times a day should have a lot more of a better life for which to be thankful than is promised by that sorry degrading life plan kind of deal. The real God would not be so cruel to His children, so that BS plan called Mohammedanism is clearly something from straight out of hell taught by somebody who would sell his soul too cheap.

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      • NC Patriot says:

        Japan—our CLOSE ally also gets its oil thru that route. The point is Iran can’t be allowed to prevent free and safe passage thru the strait under any circumstance.

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      • Petrel says:

        Most of us have asked google earth for a satellite picture of our house and were shown a crisp color photo. Why are US military satellites, in 2019, providing grainy black & white photos comparable to NASA’s moon landing of 50 years ago?

        Given all the $ Billions invested in our military technology, this picture was deliberately obscured — whether to disguise the tanker being photographed, remove shadows providing the exact time of day or other give-away information. That grainy picture of a tug-boat alongside the tanker seems so fake and casts doubt about the entire story.

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      • honeybee12345 says:

        Oh Boy … You know your history. THANK YOU. We all watched Josh Bolton blow a fuse when accused of a “set up” … and he asked, When have we ever done such a thing as this … WHEN? Well, the Gulf of Tonkin came instantly to mind. Of course I always do remember that Bolton is a New World Order Bush Family sycophant, and he is still watching out for their “pocket change.” Don’t you think so?

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      • honeybee12345 says:

        Oh Boy … You know your history. THANK YOU. We all watched Josh Bolton blow a fuse when accused of a “set up” … and he asked, When have we ever done such a thing as this … WHEN? Well, the Gulf of Tonkin came instantly to mind. Of course I always do remember that Bolton is a New World Order Bush Family sycophant, and he is still watching out for their “pocket change.” Don’t you think so?

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        Ziocons? Yeah, you’re coming through loud and clear.

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      • Ilcon says:

        The CIA lies. Damn you’ve hit on a new one. Kudos to you.

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      • boogywstew says:

        See a lot of Jewish boogymen, do you?

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      • Linda K. says:

        Trump does not want war. He prefers economic solutions to defeat the enemy,

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      • capt fast says:

        the idea in the background is to keep china from influencing neighboring countries to the extent the usa does. should we not defend right of passage for all ships, what would be the result if china did. china has a effective navy presence capable of doing so. all countries using the oceans from the bering straits to the bottom of africa would have seaborne commerce affected by china controlling the free movement of shipping. china is in a long term expansion of its maritime control over southeast asia and the western pacific at large. it has presence in the indian ocean contested by india and along the eastern coasts of africa.
        for the most part, short sighted people never see the storms forming on the horizons. we need to see beyond our own noses what is really happening in our world and how it will be affecting us in the future.
        PRC has a long term goal of reclaiming siberia from the russians. the russians still have a bunch of forces on the border with PRC. why is that? What would a solution be to that friction.
        In this world today, the enemy of your enemy cannot be your friend, they are simply another player who will slit your throat when your usefulness is at an end.
        there are no safe spaces in real life.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      As I believe Pompeo told Face The Nation, the game here with Iran concerning the attacks on the oil tankers is to drive up the price of oil so that the world, collectively, cries “uncle” and tells the USA to ease off the sanctions. Then the bad guys (Iran) win. They got back to doing whatever they want under the JCPOA.

      The USA wants to squeeze Iran like a boa constrictor now until Iran is forced to make a new nuke deal. A real one.

      By taking away Iran’s ability to manipulate events (attack tankers), the USA gets closer to its goal of forcing Iran to do what it wants (and what it should do).

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      • Pew-Anon says:

        And isn’t it convenient that just such an attack happened right on cue for this point to be made…and right on cue to make Iran look as bad as possible (while meeting with Abe)?

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        • Maquis says:

          Really? So threatening your guest by striking his interests as he sits before you is something that the benelovent leaders of Iran would never do? Especially as he is acting in large measure as the emmissary of their most hated enemy?

          There is also for them the benefit of having folks such as yourself claiming that the brazeness of such an act speaks to its improbability.
          A Twofer for the Twelvers.

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          • Pew-Anon says:

            Well, I guess Assad nerve gassing his own people at exactly the time he had nothing to gain by it and everything to lose is something we should also believe. After all, Pompeo told us so.

            Look, there are only two options here: 1) This is what Iran is doing, or 2) This is what someone wants us to think Iran is doing. If this was really Iran’s gambit and they were serious about it, there would be a lot more sunk ships by now. The fact that it happened right when the swamp needed it to ramp up the Iran war narrative to distract from the (hopefully) impending revelations of their treason strongly favors option 2. And Pompeo, as usual, is leading the swamp narrative charge.

            Don’t get me wrong. I wish it weren’t so, but I gotta keep it real.

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      • Armchair Quarterback says:

        I like your imterpretation!

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    • Indeed, and I’m curious why the owners of the tankers (norway & ?) don’t defend their own stuff? Why is America obliged to get involved?

      If Venezuela bombed a Mexican oil tanker, would Norway send a fleet of ships to the Gulf of Mexico to defend them?

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      • daylight58 says:

        Perhaps because a huge spike in oil prices that would adversely affect the citizens of the United States – even if we rely less on imports – might be in our own interests?

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      • Maquis says:

        It matters not the owner, flag, or cargo of the sunken vessel that blocks the strait, all pay a price for that act. Iran threatens such on a regular basis, has done so since Jimmy Carter.

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    • USTerminator says:

      We should charge 25% surcharge to escort the oil tankers out of Persian Gulf. We should have “Private Contractors” with heavy weapons roaming around Persian Gulf and sinking any Iranian assets that wandering around. Time to have our own terrorists and let the Iranian tastes their own medicine

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    • boogywstew says:

      Weren’t both these ships bound for Japan? Maybe Iran is picking specific ships to attack?

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    • DWC says:

      China does not own or operate the tankers. They are flagged and crewed by different entities. China purchased the oil from a Middle East supplier and they, the supplier, made the arrangements for delivery. The US Navy and other military assets are not protecting China but an independent commercial ship transiting international waters thereby upholding freedom of navigation.

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      • Maquis says:

        Absolutely correct, and were we to abandon the defense of freedom of navigation there in hopes of harming specific parties, confidence in our commitment to that principle elsewhere would be gravely undermined, especially in the South China Sea.

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  4. Rileytrips says:

    Margaret and her viewers will never be convinced of the patriotism and outright goodness of President Trump and his decisions. Pompeo tries, and is a straight talker, but it doesn’t matter.

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  5. Pew-Anon says:

    He lied about Syria. He’s likely lying about Iran. He staunchly maintains the Russia lie. He admitted the CIA is an institution of lies….

    I’d like to see what Trump see’s in this guy but I just can’t. Just another NeoDeceptiCon that has Trump’s favor, for whatever reason.

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  6. Beau Geste says:

    Maybe PDJT grew up recalling chris’ father Mike Wallace, who had better moral character?

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    • William H Gilkerson says:

      Haa haa you ovbiously weren’t around listening and watching Mike Wallace in his hey day.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Maybe PDJT hopes chis can develop better character than his father? Part of PDJT’s Second Chance Program?

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      • Alfred Brown says:

        HAHAHahahahahehehe…
        You hit that nail on the head William!
        I have always told my children that being on TV is a bad thing not good. All you have to do it look at the reality TV programs to know that. But my final proof is there is only one good , and one really bad way to be on TV:
        If you wake up, open the Door, and the TV Trucks are there and the lights come on and you see Dick Clark and Ed McMahon, Its a good thing,
        If you see Mike Wallace and Morley Safer, shut the door, lock it, draw the curtains, and go back to bed for the rest of your life.

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      • wj2016 says:

        Yeah, that’s funny. Mike Wallace the elder had “better moral character”. Kind of like saying HRC has better moral character than Chelsea.

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  7. ristvan says:

    Pompeo handled a whole lot of gotcha questions extremely well. Short clear answers. POTUS 2024 material, for sure, given his resume.

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  8. It is obviously of concern to the world if anyone places a limpet mine on any ship … period. “Blaming it on Iran” is of decidedly secondary importance.

    I pray for the people who were born in Iran. I know that theirs is an ancient and once-noble country, and that today they suffer much under at the hands of leaders who (ironically enough …) claim to do so in the name of a God as ancient as Yahweh. But I know that no god, nor God, would ever command what these people now face. I pray that the freedom that they once knew will return to them, and that their present leaders will be brought down and made to pay for what they have done to their own people and nation. Iran deserves better.

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  9. trnathens says:

    We’re not going to continue to ensure clear passage. That’s the point he was making. It’s up to China, and South Korea, and Japan, oh wait…they don’t have Navies. Check and mate to China. They NEED our economy. They NEED our Navy. They NEED our intellectual property. We DON’T need them. And everything Trump has done up till now has created a situation where the old rules don’t apply. How much did your gas go up last week? Mine went down. Iran can’t pressure the US anymore with antics in the Gulf. Instead, they hurt Asia. So the logical question is not, Will the US attack Iran, but rather What are those other countries going to do about it? It’s not our fight, thanks to Trump.

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    • trnathens says:

      And if we DO continue providing safe passage, you can bet yer ass it won’t be for free (think concessions from China, so they don’t lose face)

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      • trnathens says:

        Because of the position Pompeo outlined above, the status quo has changed. Now China can change its position, because changing its position benefits China. They can make what would otherwise be concessions, in return for the United States Navy providing continues security of high seas.

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/06/15/president-trump-outwits-chairman-xi-jinping-ahead-of-g20-summit/#more-165103

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        • LafnH20 says:

          Simply foul the (screws) of every Chinese (or proxy) oil tanker once they make open water. (Somewhere…)
          Fairly easy, actually. Lauch material similar to “non-metallic/non radar reflective” fish netting, from below (snicker).
          “Made in china” would do just fine, thank you.
          The bridge crew is usually “sleepin'” in the over night hours. Any “Bow Watches” which may be present will be rendered useless.

          Just a smidgen of a delay. No biggy.

          Wonder WHO will come… “Help ’em”?

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  10. Sentient says:

    Pompeo wouldn’t answer the question about US cyber intrusion into Russia’s power grid. If true, this story saying the president hadn’t been informed is worrying:

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    • Pompeo not answering tells me it is either fake news, disinformation or covert ops. Since the sources in the “article” are anonymous and the cyber attacks on Russia has been “leaked” at nearly the same time, my guess is disinformation allowed to be leaked.

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        In a word, he did answer by denouncing the NYT when they intentionally outed “one of his men” lending nothing to the substance of the story.

        NYT is a propagandist mouthpiece, just depends on the admin they support whether they leak or coverup. I think we know which service they performed for obama.

        One thing that bothered me, Pompeo allowed Wallace’s closing jab to stand v pushback on WHO “intervened in 2016”.

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    • butch cassidy says:

      Well Trump knows about it now if he didn”t before. Which leads me to call bs to this story. 2 Anonymous sources talk to reporters and let the cat out of the bag? Not believable and it’s a ny times production to boot.

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  11. Mike S says:

    I cannot stand watching or listening to that simpering Swamp weasel.

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    • J Gottfred says:

      I found myself yelling, “Shutup Chris” several time during Pompeo’s interview. Finally I had to turn off the sound. Wallace is worse than a barking chihuahua.

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  12. CharterOakie says:

    Pompeo is very adept at shutting down the MSM SwampClowns rather quickly.

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  13. Katherine McCoun says:

    Transcript of Pompeo this morning on Face the Nation.
    Excerpt:
    “QUESTION: Iran state media says that they are going to start looking at ramping up their production of nuclear fuel. What does the U.S. do to stop this if you’ve already withdrawn from the nuclear accord?

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Think about that. Iran is now announcing that in a matter of days they can begin to spin up their nuclear program. This tells you how flawed the deal was, right? It tells you that the deal had no capacity to actually stop —”
    https://www.state.gov/secretary-of-state-michael-r-pompeo-with-margaret-brennan-of-cbs-face-the-nation/

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      From the same transcript linked above:
      “QUESTION: I want to ask you quickly about Russia. The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. is escalating digital attacks, cyber attacks, inside of Russia to hit back on attempted interference in 2018. The President has called this report both false and treasonous, which then suggests that there is some truth to it. So which is it?

      SECRETARY POMPEO: I never comment on intelligence matters.

      QUESTION: The President said it was —

      SECRETARY POMPEO: I never comment on intelligence matters. Having come from being CIA director, I know how important it is.

      But you should know and your viewers should know that the United States of America under President Trump has taken enormous effort to ensure that our elections are not interfered with – not from Russia, not from any other country in the world. It’s a serious matter. It’s one that this administration took seriously at the direction of President Trump from the very beginning of his time in office and will continue to do that. I only wish the previous administration had been so serious about preventing election interference.”

      LOVE Pompeo in the way he handles the media and consistently is unruffled + deliciously flips the narrative on them back from leftist spin to factual reality!

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      • emeraldcoaster says:

        “The President has called this report both false and treasonous, which then suggests that there is some truth to it. So which is it?” Bless her heart. The NYT’s report can be both false and treasonous (i.e., betrayal of trust), they are not mutually exclusive terms. Gotta admit the hostile media is transparent…never let facts get in the way.

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  14. jkcinsalem says:

    “I think I only asked you twice.” What a LOL moment. Poor Chrissy.

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  15. dustahl says:

    False flags maybe
    Iran terrorist state, for sure
    It seems to me that Trump and his cabinet are now using the MSM as if they were a hostile foreign power, makes sense to me.

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  16. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    So Margaret/FTN states, “desperation leads to poor decision making”.

    Did she pose her same concerns to John Kerry during his negotiations of the JCPOA? Oh right, that was all hidden from Congress and the American people. Carry on Margaret.

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  17. Rex70 says:

    Wallace’s intent and mindset about PDJT have not changed one scintilla, BUT I noticed that his belligerence and smugness in the presence of the no-nonsense and 100% on-point Secretary of State Pompeo has been waaaay dialed back from previous interviews/confrontations with Pompeo. I am sure that evolution of Wallace’s demeanor is not out of any more respect for Secretary Pompeo OR for the President he works for—but because Wallace is tired of getting repeatedly bitch-slapped on his own international broadcast time after time. Wallace is a painfully slow learner—like the rest of his lefties in “journalism” these days—but he seems like he has finally learned this much, anyway.

    Pompeo-Nunez or Nunez-Pompeo ~ 2024

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    • Rex70 says:

      Couldn’t even watch the Mags interview that is posted here…that moron is such a lefty hack that she can’t even get out of her own TDS-way to conduct an even halfway-decent interview.

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    • Maquis says:

      I noticed that too. Nowhere near as many be-spittled “buts” as usual.

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  18. Dutchman says:

    I THINK the story that cybercommand was staging cyber ‘attacks’ on RUSSIA, but didn’t “brief, or fully brief” President Trump, out of a ‘concern he may order them to stop’ (my paraphrase) WAS a ‘leak’ from those elements of DEEP STATE, that have been opposing DJT all along..

    It fosters the notion that I.C. still doesn’t trust DJT, that they still think he has relationship with Putin, i.e. is Putin agent. Its hogwash, but continues to foster the narrative.

    On Iran, as pointed out, its not our fight, other than supporting the broad principle of ‘free’ (unhindered) navigation in international waters.

    Notice ‘whoever’ targeted those ships didn’t target tankers headed for China, only for Japan. And ‘NAPTHA’? WTF?
    Its a SOLVENT, and an additive for paint. Not transportation fuel.

    Anyway, my opinion is you have an attack dog chained up on your front porch to discourage unwanted guests or aggression. But YOU decide when to unhook the chain.

    Yes, PDJT has Bolton and Pompeo, and they scare the crap out of many internationals. But PDJT is the one that decides on military action. He isn’t going to get sucked into a quagmire.

    They (whoever) can manipulate all they want,,it ain’t happening.

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    • Maquis says:

      Your Derp State angle on cyber-attacks is the most credible take I’ve seen. That puts PDJT’s assertion of treason in a much different light.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yeah, need update on ‘treason’ statute, to say something like ‘working against the interests of the U.S.,’ rather than ‘ working with enemy’,…and change ‘sedition’ to remove the ‘by force’ part.
        While still preserving first amendment right to free speech and assembly,….tricky needle to thread, and then have to get Congress to right and pass it.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          I believe that Treason is defined in the Constitution. It will take more than an act of Congress to change it.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Yeah, I know it won’t happen, any time soon. Laws are changed after the fact; they are responsive, not proactive.

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            • Maquis says:

              I believe modification of the sedition statute is a possible and worthy goal. After all, the powers of the modern Derp State far exceed the force of arms of even a modest sized civilian conspiracy.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Yeah, eliminate “by force”, and I think you could prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, with admissable evidence, that the coupists engaged in sedition.

                Thing to contemplate; As they were planning the coup, they probably contemplated both the Treason and Sedöition statutes, and concluded “we’re good! We aren’t using FORCE to overthrow, and not conspiring with an enemy IN TIME OF WAR, so they can’t convict us of either treason or sedition.

                That they actually took that into account in planning their actions is both logical and bone chilling.

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                • Maquis says:

                  Yet they still feared it “going off the rails”, and here they are, not simply falling off the rails, but in a freefall from the edge of space.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  “Ain’t it funny how falling,
                  feels a lot like flying,..
                  Right up till the end!”

                  I am encouraged by signs that SEEM to indicate the odious notion that Russia was behind the DNC security breach are being debunked.

                  If that happens, either through Stone, Durham or both, that could be the boulder that starts the landslide.
                  Seperately, waiting to see what Sidney comes up with, and sending prayers her way. If she and Flynn can expose the malfeasance of mueller weisman team, that could also cause the whole thing to collapse.

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  19. Alan Reasin says:

    The so called 1988 Tanker War was not a war, just a short lived successful campaign to stop attacks on shipping and at times our naval ships. Obama allowed Iran to become active again when they seized our sailors and they are testing Trump. Congress, to a degree, is their ally because of their hatred for President Trump.

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  20. Chris Wallace may find himself with no further opportunities to interview Pompeo. It seemed that Pompeo was rather disgusted with Wallace and his inappropriate questions.

    I thought it was so pathetic that Margaret Brennan had to find a reason top put up the results of some fake poll supposedly showing people didn’t think POTUS was honest. She had to work very hard to make that relevant.

    It’s so tiring to have to continue to listen to these fake journalists insult and demean our President. So disgusting.

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  21. TwoLaine says:

    Sounds like he’s auditioning for Sarah’s job! 😉

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  22. Esther says:

    I’ve been saying for a while now, but more strongly since the Venezuelan fiasco, that John Bolton MUST go. I’ve also repeatedly said Pompeo has outlasted any usefulness he had, that he is a Bilderberg attendee and compromised. It is time to change both Bolton and Pompeo. Their little stunts in Venezuela and now with Iran makes both of them laughable. ( Yea, I’m aware many people don’t agree about Pompeo). But once CIA, always CIA and Pompeo has not impressed me, while Bolton started in the negative and went further down in the negative as a human being and a National Security Advisor.

    It does not matter how much footage Bolton concocts, I simply do not believe him, nor Pompeo that Iran attacked ships. The footage was ll too convenient, and too dark to scrutinize properly. Its telling that Pompeo has not changed much at the State Department in terms of personnel and overseas assignments/ambassadors. He has kept quiet and made no public push to get the Senate to approve Trump’s people. Why not?

    Bolton is a dangerous hawk, and his loyalty is definitely not to President Trump. He is no different than Maddog Mathis. Both took their position to undermine Trump and his objectives rather than to help. Both lie to the President with impunity to stoke fires for their causes. I will be very happy to see both of them go, and also to see Trump decisively fire ALL remaining Obummer ambassadors to force congress to push through Trump’s recommended ambassadors who’ve been waiting 2.5 years. Because all these are entrenched never-Trumpers who are undermining Trump on foreign soil. In fact Trump should go a step further and temporarily threaten to shut down certain embassies after firing/recalling the ambassadors and much of the personnel who were set in place by Obummer to force Mitch McConnell to bring votes on these positions and others.

    It is ridiculous and Trump’s re-election is November next year and over 200 of his recommended staff have not yet been appointed. Mitch cannot say its the Dems holding things up with the majority gained in the Senate 2018. Time for Trump to take a hardline in terms of shifting people out from the WH and from Embassies abroad. He has every right to move personnel around even if he cannot fire some outright.

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    • Nan says:

      Howdy Doody smacked down!! Pompeo scores for the Trump team. Easy win!!

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      When are you people going to quit coming here and suggesting PDT is an easily manipulated clueless moron?

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Well that’s just crazy for you to think you know better than Pompeo about the Iranians.

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      • Carson Napier says:

        I would say DJT knows better than Pompeo (and better than Bolton) about the costly stupidity of getting into wars in the Middle East..

        “We spent $7 trillion (and thousands of lives and limbs) in the Middle East. What do we have for it? Nothing.”
        – President Donald J. Trump (World famous “Isolationist”, and “Russian Agent”)

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    • Carson Napier says:

      Like Robert McNamara and McGeorge Bundy, Pompeo and Bolton are both very intelligent and very well educated. One could even call them Wiz Kids too.

      But perhaps we should all remember, as you seem to, what David Halberstam said of Robert McNamara and McGeorge Bundy in his book The Best and the Brightest”: “They were brilliant and they were fools”.

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  23. pochas94 says:

    Once it is know who did what and when, the Iranians should be shown all the relevant satellite photos, timelines, etc., and it should be explained that this is clearly an act of war and repetitions will invoke a response. We must demand that they clearly state the actions they will take to avoid a recurrence. We do not need to make threats, but we should take military precautions that are clearly visible to them. Any further action should cause immediate retaliation.

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  24. CoffeeBreak says:

    Really happy with the way Mike Pompeo handled the interview with Chris Wallace. And, the *looks*
    he consistently gave Wallace was beautiful.

    On to watch the second interview…

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  25. covfefe999 says:

    I hope every person watched the entire video. The ending is magnificent! I love MIke Pompeo.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      My comment refers the Chris “Swamp Guardian” Wallace interview. I can’t stand watching Wallace and Brennan in the same 24 hour period so skipped the Brennan video.

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      • robert williams says:

        Right about “can’t stand watching” Margaret Brennan in “De-Facing The Nation”. This was Episode #237. Mike Pompeo is “Super Dog” on PDJT’s team. MAGA 2020!

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  26. LafnH20 says:

    Do Not know if this has been posted…
    If so… Rory

    About 10 minutes later, the Hyundai Dubai “was surrounded by Iranian military vessels who demanded the Ship’s Master turn over the M/V FRONT ALTAIR mariners,” according to the readout.

    The captain of the vessel contacted his company’s management, which told him to refuse the Iranian request, but the readout says he “stated he felt like he had no choice but to comply with Iranian demands” and he did hand the Front Altair’s crew over to the Iranian vessels. The sailors, most of them Russian and Filipino, were taken to Iran and remained in Iranian custody, the Front Altair’s owner Frontline told Reuters on Friday.  

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tanker-attack-iran-military-tried-pick-up-ships-crews-us-intelligence-2019-06-14/

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    • Maquis says:

      Hadn’t seen that. Gutless captain didn’t help the cause of his profession handing innocent men to the hostile power whose attack in international waters he had just rescued them from. Iranians love them some hostages.

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  27. curtisblacklabel says:

    Wallace is really horrible. He should move to MSNBC, but he wouldn’t get all the good guests he gets on Fox. His whole show is based on 1. ask a question 2. after guest answers, show a clip with a gotcha suggesting the guest is lying (like FBI with perjury traps) 3. tussle with guest about inconsistency.

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  28. robert williams says:

    Margaret Brennan, Episode # 278 of “DE-Face the Nation”. What rock do these “experts” crawl out from under? Mike Pompeo, one of PDJT’s great bulldogs. MAGA 2020 !

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  29. Carrie says:

    When Chrissy opens his mouth- it’s really like sticking bamboo shutes under your finger nails. He’s just such a snarky, self- righteous, piece of trash. I admire the patience that Pompeo has to deal with vermin like this on the talk shows.

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  30. mike diamond says:

    We love Mike Pompeo,Chris wallace,just makes us want to go take a nap!

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  31. Carson Napier says:

    “We spent $7 trillion (and thousands of lives and limbs) in the Middle East. What do we have for it? Nothing (certainly nothing remotely worth the price).”
    – President Donald J. Trump

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  32. A2 says:

    China has already taken steps to avoid the ‘Straits of Hormuz’ problem.

    “China is building the largest SEZ in MENA in #Oman in what many analysts believe is an effort to bypass the volatile Straits of Hormuz for oil shipments. Oman, like #Djibouti, is strategically well-placed on #Beijing’s #BeltandRoad trade route.”

    “Another interesting aspect about Duqm port is that it can be an alternate route outside the Straits of Hormuz with direct access to the Arabian Sea. Considering that the Strait is quite unstable due to U.S.-Iran frictions these days, it seems likely that more attention will be given to Duqm in the days ahead. Recent attacks on oil vessels near the Strait of Hormuz might even force shipping companies to consider Duqm”

    https://www.albawaba.com/opinion/after-billions-chinese-investment-omans-duqm-port-could-help-bypass-hormuz-1291468

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  33. amaezed one says:

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  34. GGHD says:

    Mike Pompeo also appeared on Face the Nation with Fake News/Swamp Guard ~Margaret Brennan. Mike Pompeo briefly spoke about the illegal drug fentanyl, and how it originates in China; it’s then shipped and trafficked here in America. ~Swamp Guard/ Margaret Brennan did NOT want to talk about the duplicity of China.

    The illegal drugs, from China and the illegal-drugs smuggled across the US-Mexican border, cause almost all the illegal drug-related deaths in the USA. … Plus illegal drugs are behind much of the crime, homelessness, poverty, the destruction of people and families here too. … Swamp Guard/ Margaret Brennan avoid opening that discussion with Mike Pompeo. ~ She had an agenda, and kept referring to her notes. The Crisis in the Middle East is the agenda; NOT the ongoing illegal drug crisis fueled by the Democrats and members of the Uni-Party.

    The latest Swamp News is often as a diversion from reporting about the source of any crisis that affects all Americans. … +Even after the attack on ships near the Straits of Hormuz in the Middle East, the Fake News as always: = ‘It’s all Trump’s Fault.’ …. Swamp Guards always stay with the Agenda.

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  35. Mike Sara says:

    I gathered two things from the Pompeo-Wallace interview. First, that Pompeo is smart, serious, disciplined, confident, well-informed and politically fluent. Second, that Wallace is smarmy, self-righteous and badly overmatched.

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  36. Pyrthroes says:

    Anyone who hearkens to media’s excrutiating Punchinellos “interviewing” responsible officials with malice aforethought is conceptually glued-to-the-floor with broadcast chewing gum. There are prime alternatives, and Sundance/CTH is one of them.

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