Mike Pompeo’s Senior Adviser Set To Deliver Damning Testimony About Ukraine Scandal
The former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to deliver damning testimony to Congress about the ouster of former Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
According to The Washington Post, Michael McKinley will tell investigators on Wednesday that he resigned from the State Department because he was disgusted by its unwillingness to stick up for Yovanovitch, who was removed from her post after pressure from both President Donald Trump and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
“The unwillingness of State Department leadership to defend Yovanovitch or interfere with an obviously partisan effort to intervene in our relationship with Ukraine for the political benefit of the president was too much for him,” explained one source who is described by the Post as being “familiar” with McKinley’s planned testimony.
McKinley resigned last Friday, although the Post says that he had told Pompeo more than a week earlier about his plans to step down. The former State Department official has worked as an American diplomat for the past 37 years.