Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during his tenure, asked subordinates to carry out his personal assignments that were not part of their direct official duties, thereby violating the established norms for the use of taxpayer-funded resources. This is reported by the newspaper Politico, referring to the conclusions of the report of the office of the Inspector General of the State Department.
According to the publication, the document indicates that the former Secretary of State and his wife Susan more than a hundred times addressed the staff of the State Department with personal requests, from booking a table in a restaurant to walking dogs.
During the trial, Pompeo claimed that his assignments were small, writes Politico. According to the report, the former Secretary of State is not subject to disciplinary or other measures in connection with the identified violations, since he is no longer a federal employee.
Mike Pompeo served as US Secretary of State in the administration of former President Donald Trump from April 2018 to January 2021.