Spouses Pompeo convicted of using State Department staff for personal purposes

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Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated federal ethics rules when he and his wife approached State Department officials with a request to complete personal tasks, the Politico newspaper writes.

The report of the Office of the Inspector General of the US State Department says that the findings were made after examining emails and documents, as well as after interviewing employees. More than a hundred cases have been identified where Pompeo and his wife asked US officials to ask State Department officials to perform personal tasks, including booking tables for private dinners, signing up for a beauty salon, organizing tours for political allies, and picking up a dog.

According to Pompeo, the requests were small, such things can be done by friends.

The publication claims that Susan Pompeo asked to send flowers, register her in a beauty salon, buy a T-shirt for a friend. Also, the spouses Pompeo asked the department staff to plan events. At the same time, they did not receive a separate payment or compensation.

The report mentions that one of the “senior advisers” quite often carried out assignments of a personal nature. According to preliminary data, we are talking about Tony Porter.