Pompeo, Who Is Part of Trump & Co., Is Throwing Global Wrenches at Biden

In Colorado, the Centennial State’s last Republican Governor, Bill Owens, has said that Donald Trump should concede.


But he won’t (https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2020/11/22/937739336/trump-requests-georgia-recount-meaning-5-million-votes-will-be-tabulated-a-3rd-t), and he’s doing his damnest to sabotage President-elect Joe Biden.


Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who put Jared Kushner’s father in prison, says Trump’s Rudy-led legal team is an embarrassment (https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/politics/chris-christie-donald-trump-election/index.html).


Former Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Republican, says Republicans are afraid of our Bully-in-Chief (https://www.npr.org/2020/11/22/937816320/former-ohio-gov-john-kasich-says-gop-is-afraid-of-trump).


Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican, says Trump should quit being so Trumpisitic (https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2020/11/22/937729179/pennsylvania-gop-sen-toomey-says-trump-should-accept-election-loss).


Sore loser.


Big Mike Pompeo, who wants to run against Biden in 2024 — only Trump’s blocking that because he wants to do a Grover Cleveland — has just designated Houthi rebels in Yemen as terrorists, which means that the Biden Administration will have a really hard time talking to them (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-administration-yemen-houthi-rebels-terrorism/2020/11/20/249ed812-2a6d-11eb-b847-66c66ace1afb_story.html).


Big Mike was messing around on the Golan Heights in an Israeli settlement and at an Israeli settlement close to Ramallah, on the Occupied West Bank (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-54999008), outraging Palestinians.


The legal status of the West Bank, according to Trump’s close personal friend, Bibi Netanyahu, and according to the Palestinians — well, let’s just saw that they disagree.


Three million, three hundred forty thousand, one hundred forty-three souls live in the West Bank, which is occupied by Israel. As in military occupation.


But Bibi doesn’t care much for the Palestinians, and that sentiment is mutual.


Bibi thinks Palestinians should not live in the West Bank, only they do.


Pompeo’s visit to those settlements is extremely provocative; has never happened before.


Bibi’s on trial for corruption.


Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. would like to have a conversation with Trump on or after January 21 (https://www.npr.org/2020/11/20/937044524/once-out-of-office-trump-faces-significant-legal-peril).


About all manner of things.


Our DC-based associate solitary reporter, Keith Coleman, will be speaking with Vance soon.