Laura Rozen

Laura Rozen


Reporting on Washington, foreign policy & Middle East. Find my work @AlMonitor. RTs not endorsements. Email lkrozen at gmail dot com

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Price, asked about Pompeo's 12 demands for Iran, said they were part of the maximum pressure campaign, which got nowhere close to a better deal. In fact Iran accelerated its nuclear actions and other malign behaviors. "Maximum pressure has proven to be an inappropriate course."

Jen Psaki downplays US Ambassador to Russia Sullivan traveling to US, says he hasn't been in US for about a year, will see family, meet new members of US team and admin, not aware of any plan for him to meet with Biden.

State spox Ned Price on Vienna talks: Talks have been businesslike, they have been positive, There has been some progress, but remains long road ahead of us. We welcome…the joint commission establishment of a third working group

am seeing if i can get thru the week without figuring out the european soccer thing

are there any consequences for Pack et al?

WaPo ed board: Pompeo tenure at State was marked by his focus on advancing his personal political career on taxpayer dime, IG report shows. Meanwhile, he devastated State staffing & morale. Hundreds of career officers resigned during his tenure.

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House Foreign Affairs chair @RepEliotEngel : “I have learned that the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Sec. Pompeo. Mr. Linick’s firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation.”

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Retroactively classified. Think about that. Getting prosecuted for something that was legal but specifically changed later for the purpose of selectively prosecuting it

More than 90 minutes after Capitol Police chief Sund at 2:22pm had formally requested help, Miller still would not approve. Miller & his aides need to be interrogated under oath to explain their extended delay in approving national guard forces, and any White House role in delay

A US official writes me on Grenell memo: “I wish this would get stressed more as folks cover the Grenell list...Nobody ‘unmasked Flynn.’ You don’t know who it is when you request. You read a report that notes an American citizen (hence the masking, since American citizens 1/

Chernobyl is happening here.

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