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Pompeo’s ‘Madison Dinners’ aren’t scandalous. I went to one. - The Washington Post

A guest at one of Pompeo's Madison dinners characterized them as “clearly soft diplomacy” and said attendees included a representative of a foreign country.

@IgnatiusPost  went to one of Mike & Susan Pompeo’s taxpayer-funded “Madison Dinners” in the State Dept. in Nov. and says it appeared to be business-as-usual for Washington. Most guests were apparently influential Americans.

Fmr. State Dept. official Nayyera Haq says Sec. Pompeo gained prominence with the Tea Party and that his Madison Dinners "were exactly the kind of thing that they decried. Using elite access to government with taxpayer dollars." @amjoyshow 

A guest at one of Pompeo's Madison dinners characterized them as “clearly soft diplomacy” and said attendees included a representative of a foreign country.

"Oh, no, I am a bad watchdog! I did not raise any questions about the Madison Dinners!" The latest from @petridishes :

A guest at one of Pompeo's Madison dinners characterized them as “clearly soft diplomacy” and said attendees included a representative of a foreign country.

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An @NBCNews  Investigation into Sec. Pompeo's taxpayer-funded "Madison Dinners" Officials "raised concerns internally that the events were essentially using federal resources to cultivate a donor and supporter base for Pompeo's political ambitions."

JUST IN: House Oversight Committee asks Pompeo for details of on the dismissal of the State IG, as well as guest lists for the Madison Dinners. Deadline is June 4:

Until the coronavirus shut them down in March, Sec. Pompeo and his wife held elaborate, unpublicized gatherings known as "Madison Dinners" regularly in historic Diplomatic Reception Rooms on the government's dime. #NBCNewsThreads  (1/8)

"In any other administration, Pompeo would be gone already, and not to run for office back home, either." Brutal@KCStar  editorial on Pompeo's taxpayer-funded Madison dinners, broken by @joshledermanAP  .

The Madison Dinners, which aren't disclosed on Sec. Pompeo's public schedule, add another element to what his critics say is a pattern of pushing the edge of the envelope by using government resources for potential personal or political gain. (6/8)

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo's "Madison Dinners" have raised concerns that the events were using federal resources to cultivate a donor and supporter base for Pompeo's political ambitions

Fox personalities like Laura Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade made the guest list for the Secretary of State’s “Madison” dinners—and played nice with him on television

Mike & Susan Pompeo have hosted 2 dozen lavish “Madison Dinners” in State Dept. w/ taxpayer $$$ — for billionaires, GOP lawmakers, conservative media figures & some foreign officials. Some in State say Pompeo may be building political donor & support base.

Reporter Madison Marriage goes undercover at one of London's most successful but secretive charity dinners. The Presidents Club Charity Dinner is a fundraiser like ‘something out of the 1970s’. Read the full story:

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