This is very interesting….
I’m going to tell you right off the bat that I don’t know the full conclusion here, I’m just investigating and asking questions.
But they are VERY interesting questions.
Normally, outgoing high-ranking cabinet officials receive up to 6 months of additional Secret Service protection.
But something very different is happening with Mike Pompeo.
First, he’s still traveling over seas on a regular basis and appears to almost still conducting his job.
Second, he’s still receiving significant Secret Service protection, to the tune of $2 million a month!
Yes, that’s high but I’m not writing this article to complain.
I’m writing this article to ask the question: what is REALLY going on here?
Perhaps nothing more than what we see on the surface….
But I wonder.
Here’s the report from the Boston Globe:
US pays $2 million a month to protect Mike Pompeo, aide from Iran threat https://t.co/ggPOLOIra8
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 13, 2022
Pompeo gets a $2 million a month secret service details.
Cancel that shit and send the $$$ to Ukriane!
— Agolf Twitler Slayer (@bblock29) March 12, 2022
People are starting to ask questions:
Pompeo is not a government official…and has been actively speaking out against the US and in defense of Putin (showing up on Russian state TV).
The US taxpayer should NOT be paying for his security costs, imo.
— Dallas Gal 🇺🇸🇵🇷🇸🇪🤘🏻🖖🌱 (@dfw_gal) March 12, 2022
Here’s what Yahoo News reported:
The State Department says it’s paying more than $2 million per month to provide 24-hour security to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a former top aide, both of whom face “serious and credible” threats from Iran.
The department told Congress in a report that the cost of protecting Pompeo and former Iran envoy Brian Hook between August 2021 and February 2022 amounted to $13.1 million. The report, dated Feb. 14 and marked “sensitive but unclassified,” was obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday.
Pompeo and Hook led the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran and the report says U.S. intelligence assesses that the threats to them have remained constant since they left government and could intensify. The threats have persisted even as President Joe Biden’s administration has been engaged in indirect negotiations with Iran over a U.S. return to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
As a former secretary of state, Pompeo was automatically given 180 days of protection by the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security after leaving office. But that protection has been repeatedly extended in 60-day increments by Secretary of State Antony Blinken due to “a serious and credible threat from a foreign power or agent of a foreign power arising from duties performed by former Secretary Pompeo while employed by the department,” the report said.
More than a half dozen U.S. Secret Service officers on Thursday took two men into custody from a car in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood and removed what seemed to be an assault-style rifle from the vehicle, a Reuters witness said.
Hook, who along with Pompeo was often the public face of the Trump administration’s imposition of crippling sanctions against Iran, was granted the special protection by Blinken for the same reason as Pompeo immediately after he left government service. That has also been repeatedly renewed in 60-day increments.
The latest 60-day extensions will expire soon and the State Department, in conjunction with the Director of National Intelligence, must determine by March 16 if the protection should extended again, according to the report.
So here’s my question…
I don’t know what’s going on, but I have to wonder if this is related to Devolution?
Is Pompeo still playing an official role?
He is/was ex-CIA you know.
Is “Kansas” still in the game?
Here’s a deep dive into what may be happening behind the scenes: