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Pompeo accused of stumping for Trump ahead of election

Added 09-24-20 06:58:02am EST - “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is positioning himself as a key surrogate for President Trump weeks before the election, an almost unheard-of role for the U.S.'s top diplomat but one the former Republican congressman has embraced as…” - Thehill.com

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Critics say Pompeo’s overtly political actions disregard long-standing bipartisan tradition of U.S. foreign affairs, where politics end at the water’s edge. “What Mike Pompeo’s done by politicizing the office is actually diluting significantly his influence on the world stage because foreign leaders don’t believe he’s speaking for both parties, they don’t believe he has the support of both parties, and that is detrimental to his ability to extract concessions, to make progress,” said Brett Bruen, a former State Department official.

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