The State Of The State Department

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1A—Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly after she pressed him on tough questions about Iran and Ukraine. Pompeo abruptly ended the interview and, according to Kelly’s account, profanely confronted her.

Yovanovitch laments 'amoral' and visionless state of the State Department at award ceremony. In her first public comments since the impeachment hearings, retired Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch told students at Georgetown University Wednesday that her former employer is currently in a shambles. “Right now, the State Department is in trouble,” she said in an acceptance speech for the Trainor Award, celebrating her decades-long work as a U.S. diplomat. “Senior leaders lack policy vision, moral clarity and leadership.” Yovanovitch suggested the department's current emphasis on sizing up...