Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reportedly handed over official duties to his government officials. However, this violates an important standard.
Dog walks, gifts for friends, restaurant bookings: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo During his tenure the government appointed employees to do private work. Pompeo and his wife, Susan, have been awarded more than a hundred such contracts, according to an internal statement issued by the Inspector General of the State Department on Friday. In doing so, Pompeii would have violated “the standard of ethical conduct for management branch employees.”
On several occasions, top investigators have asked the Pompeo couple to take care of the family dog, the investigation report said. In addition, employees are said to have been asked to give gifts to friends and acquaintances or to book at restaurants.
Trump blocked the trials
Former President Donald Trump fired the Inspector General of State last year after he began investigating allegations against Pompeo. However, his office continued to investigate and has now released more than a hundred violations.
The report also recommends clarifying the rules of conduct. In many cases, it is not clear to employees whether the orders are personal or official, for example, when private companies needed security precautions.
The Democratic MP, who chairs the US House Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks accused Pompeo of abusing his position in favor of “himself, his family, and future political aspirations.” He asked for further investigation.
Pompeo has ambitions to run for president in 2024. At the end of his tenure as Secretary of State, Pompeo took a position as a commentator for Fox News Television.