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Mike Pompeo defends Trump administration Ukraine strategy


Added 10-20-19 10:22:01am EST - “Secretary of State Mike Pomepo on Sunday defended the administration's approach to dealing with Ukraine following controversial remarks made by acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney this week.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Pompeo defends Ukraine strategy: ‘The Russians certainly don’t appreciate it’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Secretary of State Mike Pomepo on Sunday defended the administration’s approach to dealing with Ukraine following controversial remarks made by acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney this week.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” Mr. Pompeo said that despite Mr. Mulvaney’s remarks, he never saw politics involved in the decision regarding $400 million in delayed military aid.

He pivoted to blaming the previous administration for being lackluster with aid for Ukraine, but noted the Trump administration has delivered it multiple times.

“The people in Ukraine are safer as a result of that,” he said. “And the Russians certainly don’t appreciate it.”

However, Mr. Pompeo refused to comment further on Mr. Mulvaney’s specific remarks, where he linked the delayed military aid for Ukraine to the administration’s desire for an investigation into the 2016 election and whether DNC servers were located in the foreign country.

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