Pompeo’s wife assigned State Dept. work on secretary’s behalf using private email

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assigned official government work to one of his top advisers through his wife, Susan, who used a private email account to relay his requests, according to newly released testimony.

The spouse of a Cabinet member would not be expected to have a government email account if they are not employed by the government. But Susan Pompeo’s influence over official personnel and activities at the State Department, as a private citizen, has raised concerns on Capitol Hill and within the department.

It has become part of an ongoing inquiry in the State Department inspector general’s office on the misuse of government resources.

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