Inspector General Investigates State Department Paying For Extensive Foreign Travel By Mike Pompeo’s Wife, Susan Pompeo

As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled around the Middle East last year, State Department officials contested whether the government should cover the travel expenses of his wife, Susan Pompeo. The request opened the door for a State Department inspector general’s office investigation on how the Pompeos have used taxpayers’ money.Susan Pompeo had been invited by the secretary to the Middle East to attend two representational events in Cairo and Abu Dhabi.Under U.S. law, however, travel expenses are only covered by the Department under certain conditions. The request animated a debate over S…

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