CNN: House Dems Probe Claim Pompeo Uses Security Agents As ‘UberEats With Guns’

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee about his departments FY2020 budget req... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee about his departments FY2020 budget request March 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. With Pompeo at the helm, the State Department has requested budget cuts of more than 11-percent over FY2019 and both Republicans and Democrats were critical of the request. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 1, 2019 6:36 p.m.
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House Democrats are investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo possibly using his security detail to run personal errands, according to a Monday CNN report.

A “key House congressional committee” (staffers asked CNN not to name the committee) is looking into Pompeo allegedly using security officials as “UberEats with guns.”

A whistleblower in the State Department reportedly told Democrats that Pompeo asked an agent to pick up some Chinese food (the secretary himself was not in the car). Another security agent was tasked with picking up Pompeo’s dog from the groomer.

The whistleblower also gave Democrats a document that detailed a request from Pompeo’s office asking agents to pick up Pompeo’s son, who is an adult, from a train station in D.C.

“I was head of Secretary Pompeo’s security detail since his first day on the job,” the Diplomatic Security chief, Lon Fairchild, told CNN in a statement. “At no point during my service did he or any member of his family ask me or any member of my team to act in any way that would be inconsistent with our professional obligation to protect the Secretary 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.”

However, CNN noted that Fairchild didn’t actually deny that Pompeo had been ordering the agents to carry out the tasks.

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