Report: Pompeo’s Wife Asked State Dept. Staff To Help Write Her Holiday Cards
According to emails obtained by McClatchy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s wife used her personal email to ask State Department employees to work the week of Christmas last year to help write out her personal holiday cards.
Business Insider reported that the revelation about Susan Pompeo came as the House Foreign Affairs Committee investigates the May firing of the State Department inspector general, Steve Linick.
Susan Pompeo used her personal email address to ask Toni Porter, a longtime aide of Mike Pompeo's and an adviser to the secretary, who would be able to help her with cards the week of Christmas.
"I see that you are out of the office all next week," Susan Pompeo said in an email dated December 19, according to McClatchy. "Do you know, is Joe also out? I'm wondering if we are sending the last of our personal cards out, who will be there to help me. Mike will not want to go outside you and Joe for this assistance."
Porter forwarded the email to Lisa Kenna, an executive secretary at the State Department, who volunteered to help but warned, "I'd worry about asking others for personal things."
State Department officials and former Pompeo employees have said that Susan Pompeo used department employees for other personal tasks, such as dog sitting, picking up dry cleaning and getting food, Business Insider reported.