Gorka lost his security clearance 2 years ago, but just left for Europe with Secretary of State Pompeo

  • 10/01/2019 3:07 pm ET Dara Brewton
He lost his security clearance in 2017, but he just left for Europe with Sec. of State

Twitter / @SebGorka


Sebastian Gorka, a former White House staffer, had his security clearance revoked by John Kelly in 2017.

But on Monday he was boarding a plane with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and headed for Europe.

Many are confused about Gorka’s presence and why he is deemed a necessary addition to Sec. Pompeo’s meetings with European heads of state.

Apparently he is traveling as a member of the press. (He hosts a show called ‘America First’ on the Salem Radio Network.)

Sebastian Gorka is most remembered for his outburst in the Rose Garden where he called a reporter a “punk.” He also reportedly has ties to a Hungarian Nazi-allied group that go back decades, and he was previously listed as a wanted man in Hungary with an open arrest warrant issued in 2016.

In the midst of the impeachment inquiry and Pompeo’s subpoena by House committees, adding Gorka on a State trip to Europe doesn’t seem to make much sense to anyone.


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