Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had no kind words for former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who allegedly attempted to unseat former Vice President Mike Pence, eyeing his role during Trump’s administration and former Senior National Security Advisor John Bolton for letting out sensitive policy details in his recent Breitbart news appearance.
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Popeo revealed in his book, titled “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America” I Love, that he learned from the ex-White House chief of staff Gen.John Kelly, that Haley had tried to snuggle her way through the political maze to become the vice president at the expense of the former vice president, Mike Pence.
When asked about the allegation by Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle, Pompeo implied that Kellyanne Conway, the former senior adviser, also attested to Haley’s vice-presidential ambition.
Pompeo’s book title was coined from his commitment and loyalty to ensuring that the country worked under Trump’s leadership.
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“And so the note I have in there about Ambassador Haley is less about that particular moment and more about, for a handful of us, who were there for all four years, working on American security alongside President Trump, we weren’t about to give an inch, we weren’t about to quit,” he revealed in his interview.
Pompeo also took offense at Bolton’s decision to write a book revealing inside information about the Trump administration. Pompeo added that Bolton’s book made his job difficult as other world leaders would ask him if he would also write a book revealing everything they told him.
“I don’t think that’s ever happened before that a senior national security adviser has written a book while his boss was still in office,” Pompeo said. “And that’s just nutty. It didn’t go through the complete clearance process adequately, and he had information in there that a federal district court judge said he thought was likely classified.”
Pompeo’s revelation seems to have gained momentum, with Bolton reiterating his interest in the 2024 presidency. Interestingly, Bolton’s ambition fancies a chance against his former boss, President Donald Trump, claiming he’s capable of winning the GOP nomination citing “terminal decline” in the 45th president’s support as his reason.
“I would get in to win the nomination and I would do it primarily on the basis that we need a much stronger foreign policy,” Bolton added, claiming he wasn’t going to settle for a vanity candidate.
Trump fired Bolton in September 2019 after a series of issues relating to North Korea and Afghanistan.