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Pompeo Receiving More Scrutiny, Criticism For Dinners With Elite Individuals Paid For By Taxpayers

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A new report that has surfaced indicates that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been funding dinners with “elite figures” with taxpayer dollars, which has raised further questions about his conduct as a member of the president’s cabinet.

There is a renewed desire to explore how government officials are using taxpayer dollars in light of the coronavirus outbreak, which is why Pompeo’s “Madison Dinners” got caught on the radar.

Here’s what we know so far thanks to Washington Examiner:

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The two dozen or so dinners have been unpublicized gatherings hosted by Pompeo and his wife, normally held at the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, according to NBC News. About two dozen have been held since 2018, with guest lists often including an array of elite personalities, including billionaire CEOs, Supreme Court justices, and ambassadors.

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State Department officials involved with the dinners argued the events were using federal funds to build a network of supporters and donors for Pompeo’s potential political ambitions. Records obtained by NBC showed nearly 30% of the guests came from the corporate world, 25% from media or entertainment, 30% from the public sector, and 14% were foreign officials or diplomats. Only Republican members of Congress have been invited.

State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was looking into claims that Pompeo was using a political appointee to take care of his personal errands, along with a Saudi arms deal, but it hasn’t been revealed whether or not Linick was looking into the dinners or not.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Pompeo has benefited from gaining knowledge from his guests, which have included “many foreign diplomats, thought leaders, academics, government leaders at many levels, business leaders, members of Congress, and the media — each of whom has a stake in America and its leadership in the world.”

So who, exactly, were these elite figures that were invited to these little get-togethers? One was Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A. Fox News host Laura Ingraham was another, along with SCOTUS Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Now, these were just the folks who were invited. We don’t know how many of them actually showed up to the events in question, if any of them.

The point here is this kind of conduct is unacceptable. Pompeo should not be using taxpayer dollars for this kind of activity. If this were a Democrat, folks would be up in arms, and rightfully so.

It’s imperative that when we catch folks on our side doing things they shouldn’t be doing, we hold them accountable for it. If not, we look like hypocrites. Let’s leave that for the liberals.

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Biden White House Limiting Press Access By Requiring $170 Covid-19 Testing Fees (Details)

Figures. The guy hates answering questions because he has nothing to say!

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If President Trump did anything remotely close to what Biden is doing regarding limiting the press’ access to him, he would’ve been impeached a third time. Must be nice to have the mainstream media on your side! From New York Post: WASHINGTON — The White House is imposing a new $170 COVID-19 testing fee on reporters who want to access the West Wing, in what critics say is the latest step that constrains press coverage of President Biden. The Biden administration already imposed sweeping restrictions, including capping at 80 the number of pre-approved journalists who are able to access White House grounds on a given day — each of whom must take a COVID-19 rapid test before 1 p.m. CONTINUED: Under former President Donald Trump, any reporter with a “hard pass” was able to breeze past the White House gates at any time and without taking a coronavirus test. But few abused the privilege due to peer pressure to limit visits. The latest restrictions were announced in an on-the-record email from White House Correspondents’ Association President Zeke Miller, who is a reporter for The Associated Press. LOOK: https://twitter.com/mawilner/status/1364601466380578819?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1364601466380578819%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com%2F2021%2F02%2F27%2Fwhite-house-imposes-covid-19-testing-fee-on-reporters%2F What are the odds we’ll all look back on this time and laugh?

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L.A. District Attorney Hires Prosecutor Who Wore Shirt Saying Cops Are ‘Trained to Kill Us’

She also looted during the Rodney King riots!!

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Anybody who believes that police officers are doing anything other than keeping our streets safe and arresting criminals is completely delusional. All you have to do, you know, if you don’t want to be shot by a cop, is cooperate with instructions. Why is that such a difficult concept for liberals to understand? From The Daily Wire: Los Angeles County’s new top prosecutor has made another controversial move that has angered local law enforcement unions. According to FOX 11, “Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is under scrutiny after he hired a public defender who helped with his campaign to a high-ranking prosecutor position in his administration.” The outlet reports that Tiffany Blacknell “has in the past posted anti-police comments on social media,” which first surfaced last year. CONTINUED: Investigative reporter Bill Melugin posted screenshots of Ms. Blacknell’s previous comments disparaging law enforcement to Twitter earlier this week. Blacknell has referred to LAPD officers as “barbarians” and called for the abolition of prisons. Melugin also shared a photograph of Blacknell posing with D.A. Gascón and another showing Blacknell donning a t-shirt that read, “The Police Are Trained To Kill Us.” According to Melugin, “the former public defender posted on Facebook during the series of looting[s] that took place in May 2020 that she herself was a looter during the 1992 Rodney King riots.” https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1364787696418217988?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1364787696418217988%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fl-a-s-new-controversial-d-a-hires-prosecutor-who-suggested-cops-are-trained-to-kill-us https://twitter.com/NiggaTheory/status/1306977001857638400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1306977001857638400%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fl-a-s-new-controversial-d-a-hires-prosecutor-who-suggested-cops-are-trained-to-kill-us

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