WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday the State Department would examine alleged surveillance of former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch by associates of Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer.

“We will do everything we need to do to evaluate whether there was something that took place there,” he told Tony Katz, a radio show host. But in his first remarks on the matter, Pompeo also cast doubt on allegations that Giuliani associates may have been tracking the American diplomat. 

“I suspect that much of what’s been reported will ultimately prove wrong, but our obligation, my obligation as Secretary of State, is to make sure that we evaluate, investigate,” he said. “Any time there is someone who posits that there may have been a risk to one of our officers, we’ll obviously do that.”

Pompeo said he did not know about the alleged surveillance before this week.


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