John Hudson

John Hudson


I cover diplomacy & national security for The @WashingtonPost | Tips: John.Hudson@WashPost.com or 202-334-9172 | Newsletter: https://t.co/FveMTxhPdo

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SCOOP: Pompeo’s senior adviser will tell impeachment inquiry that career diplomats were mistreated during his tenure & had careers sidelined for political reasons, per source. Ouster of Yovanovitch was "too much for him" so he quit. From me & @CMorelloWP 

@CMorelloWP  The split has been bitter between Pompeo and his senior adviser as shown by the absence of a statement from Pompeo expressing gratitude for McKinley’s 37 years of service.

NYT bringing it with a sassy little headline

@CMorelloWP  McKinley will make an opening statement that underscores an August report by the State Department’s inspector general concluding that the Trump administration’s political appointees bullied staffers and accused them of political disloyalty to the president, the source said.

Trump says Boris Johnson asked him to arrange the meeting with the parents of Harry Dunn

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This video of Pompeo saying Trump will be an “authoritarian president” is striking to see in contrast to his current predisposition. Obtained by @sbg1 ⁩ for her new piece Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump - The New Yorker

The Geert Wilders account has since deleted his photo with Lindsey Graham, but I had the tab still open on my browser so here it is:

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SCOOP: Trump’s EU envoy who denied a “quid pro quo” in a text message now says he isn’t certain. “It’s only true that the president said it, not that it was the truth” says a person familiar with his planned testimony. My latest with @byaaroncdavis 

NEW: The Turkish government has told U.S. officials it has VIDEO and AUDIO recordings that prove Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate

NEW: Just released testimony has Rex Tillerson explaining how Kushner ran foreign policy, with secret world leader meetings that left Tillerson and State Dept. out of the loop and in the dark on emerging U.S. policies and crises. From me and @jdawsey1 

SCOOP: Russia has made a secret offer to North Korea for a nuclear power plant, inserting itself into the high-states nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang. New report from me and

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