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Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say

Jan 18, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- At a time when most State Department staff weren't allowed to travel for work and some weren't even allowed to use their work phones, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan embarked on an eight-day trip with her husband, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her across the Middle East.

Many diplomats, already demoralized by the partial government shutdown, were angry, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

"Eyebrows were raised from the ...