Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, which means he’s about to take a plethora of questions over President Donald Trump‘s meeting with Vladimir Putin.
The White House continues to face scrutiny for not revealing more about what the two leaders discussed together during their private summit in Helsinki. Beyond that, Pompeo is bound to get asked about Trump’s press conference and subsequent comments going back and forth about whether he accepts U.S. intelligence findings on Russia’s 2016 election interference.
As a possible prebuttal to these questions, the State Department released a declaration that the United States will never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
It’s also likely Pompeo will be asked to elaborate on his latest diplomatic endeavors regarding North Korea’s denuclearization. Pompeo recently travelled to Pyongyang in order to hold follow-up negotiations after Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un. At the time, indications suggested that the talks didn’t go very well, especially since Kim wasn’t involved in this round of meetings. However, recent satellite images suggest that the North Koreas are taking down one of their missile sites, which might be a sign that they’re making progress with their disarmament.
Watch above, via NBC.
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