Mike Pompeo’s memoir stirs controversy with passages on Nikki Haley, Jamal Khashoggi

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s new memoir, released on Tuesday, is drawing fire over sections about his Trump administration colleague Nikki Haley and the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi — with pushback coming from Haley and Khashoggi’s widow.

In “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love,” Pompeo criticizes Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was killed in 2018, and claims that former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Haley tried to replace Mike Pence as vice president under President Donald Trump.

“I wanted to tell the story from my perspective, for four years of the Trump administration, and our effort to put the American people at the front of American foreign policy,” Pompeo said in a Tuesday interview with CBS News.

Pompeo wrote in his book that Khashoggi was “cozy” with the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political movement, and that Khashoggi mourned…

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