Top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo resigns

Top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo resigns report

Top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo resigns report

A senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resigned, according to the Washington Post, which said an announcement was expected as soon as Friday.

A senior officer who has held a range of diplomatic posts, including ambassador to Afghanistan, Colombia and Peru, McKinley was serving as ambassador to Brazil past year when Pompeo recruited him as a policy adviser and a conduit between his office and the career service.

Pompeo was asked about McKinley's resignation in an interview with Joel Ebert of The Tennessean on Friday and brushed off reports that the adviser was leaving because his boss had failed to protect employees. "Among the many issues in which he played a role, McKinley has been closely involved in administration policy on Venezuela, Mexico, Southeast Asia and Afghanistan, where last month President Trump abruptly canceled US peace negotiations with the Taliban that both sides had said were near an agreement".

Lawmakers have said Pompeo is not cooperating with the subpoena.

The State Department earlier this week blocked testimony by the USA ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, who was then subpoenaed to appear October 16.

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, told the impeachment inquiry that Trump ousted her based on "unfounded and false claims" after she had come under attack by Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

House Democrats have issued a subpoena to Pompeo for documents as part of their probe, which centres on a July 25 call Trump made to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which he pressed for an investigation into former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democrat seeking the party's nomination in the 2020 presidential election. "A lot of the career people who are devoted to furthering the best interests of the United States, devoting themselves to upholding the values of the United States, feel that those values are being undermined by the way the department is run, that the career people, the real professionals are being undermined and people are making a decision they're not going to put up with it anymore", Schiff said.

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