Pompeo defends RNC address, saying State Dept. found it lawful

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended his appearance last week at the Republican National Convention, saying it was reviewed by the department as lawful.

Pompeo, a Trump appointee widely believed to harbor presidential aspirations, addressed the convention in a recorded video from a Jerusalem rooftop during an official trip. Critics said he broke with decades of protocol in using his appointed office for partisan purposes.

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