Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, and Susan Pompeo, the wife to Mike, are guilty of violating the federal rules. The two of them are said to be guilty of making the employees of the department carry out the jobs that are non-work related. The work included booking appointments for the salon, taking care of their pets, and making the employees order gifts. This has been declared guilty of violating ethical rules by an independent watchdog of the department of the state.
Mike Pompeo Used State Funds?
The inspector general’s office of the department claimed that both Mike Pompeo and Susan Pompeo made requests to the employee and the political appointee present in the Secretary’s Office to carry out their personal works.
The work included making plans for the events that had nothing to do with the mission of the department, looking for some personal items, and conducting personal chores like mailing the Christmas cards and looking after the family’s pet. All of this was stated in a report concerning the matter. The report also stated that all of these orders were antithetical to the rules related to the ethics of the Department. It is a direct violation of the “Standard of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.”
The above-mentioned report got published this Friday. It also stated that both Mike Pompeo and his wife gave direction to their employees to use the funds of the State Department. It was in order to purchase certain things that were gifted by the couple to the friends they paid a visit to.
The report got released at a time when Mike Pompeo is indicating the possibility of the fact that he might run for the presidential election that is to take place in the year 2024.