It turns out that Pompeo’s office agreed to let Mary Kelly of NPR ask about Ukraine. And nothing about being off-the-record, just no audio recording.
This was in emails produced by NPR about the exchange with Pompeo’s press secretary Katie Martin.
Of course Pompeo had doubled down earlier calling Kelly a liar.
In the grand scheme, this is just another Trump sycophant lying. Yet add this to the McSally blowoff of a seasoned CNN reporter the other day, and there is no question the regime, its enablers and Senate supporters are starting to panic.
Here is the thing as I see it. Trump doesn’t return loyalty, he only punishes disloyalty. Those that are caught in the middle are not going to defend the indefensible. They are starting to feel the pressure of unquestioned support of a man who wouldn’t return the favor in times of trouble. Like now.
There is a saying that if you want a friend in Washington get a dog.
Trump needs one now.