September 25, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday chided CNN reporter Jim Acosta for asking the “ludicrous” question of whether he had ever discussed President Donald Trump’s removal from office.
Pompeo, along with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and National Security Adviser John Bolton, took questions at a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly, the Washington Times reported.
Acosta, a sharp critic of the Trump White House, got a basic fact wrong in his initial question, saying to Haley that she was the only person at the podium who had been with the administration since its inception. Pompeo has been with the Trump administration since the beginning as well, serving as CIA director before being nominated and confirmed as secretary of state in April.
Acosta asked Haley if she was ever aware or part of conversations involving the invocation of the 25th Amendment process to remove Trump from office. The New York Times reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year secretly recording Trump and discussed the 25th Amendment, although Rosenstein denied the report.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:04 am