During his reign as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo sure enjoyed the perks of his job. He was accused of using his staff to walk his dog and pick up his laundry. The former secretary of state also hosted lavish dinner parties that were paid for with taxpayer funds. And now, the government is looking into gifts Pompeo received from other countries.
Willie Geist began, “The Wall St. is reporting that the state department is trying to locate a $5,800 bottle of liquor given to former Secretary of state Mike Pompeo by the Japanese government in 2019. In the new federal register report the whiskey is marked disposition unknown.”
The host continued, “We’ve all been there, don’t know what happened, we find the empty bottle in the recycling in the morning. Under the law, the gift of that size becomes government property unless they want to buy it. A lawyer says Mike Pompeo has no memory of receiving that.”
Geist closed, “That’s why you just drink Early Times from a plastic bottle. If you lose that one, you’re only out a few bucks.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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