The statement was released shortly before Mr Pompeo was due to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he is expected to face tough questioning about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Pushing back against allegations of attempting to alter the historical record, the White House said Wednesday that the omission of a key question from its transcript of President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "was by no means malicious". Trump had instructed Bolton to extend an invitation to Putin to come to Washington for a second bilateral meeting - an offer that came on the heels of the two leaders' meeting in Helsinki. He said conversations between the president and his Cabinet should remain private.
Fifty-three percent of Americans think Trump acted either illegally or unethically with Russian Federation and Putin, according to these polling data.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has personally told top Russian officials that there will be "severe consequences" for any interference in USA elections or the American democratic process. Almost half of respondents - 47 percent - said Trump is guiding the nation's foreign policy toward negative consequences. Instead, the Kentucky Republican issued a direct warning to Russian Federation to back off. Wresting control of a chamber would allow them to derail or stall much of Mr Trump's policy agenda, while ushering in more aggressive congressional oversight and investigation of the US President's administration.
Pompeo said it was USA policy not to lift sanctions imposed after Russian Federation annexed Crimea, but did not answer the question directly.
Trump stunned observers when he invited Putin to visit the USA when the two men met in Helsinki earlier this month.
Majority of Americans Approve of Trump Hosting Putin in DC
President Donald Trump last week invited Putin to visit Washington this autumn in the aftermath of their summit in Helsinki .
Congress has struggled with a response to the Russian interference.
"So we've agreed that it will be after the first of the year", he said.
Pompeo, whom Democrats accused of playing politics with the investigation into the 2012 attack on USA facilities in Benghazi, Libya, accused Menendez of pursuing a "political soliloquy" but then declined the opportunity to respond.
Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen and Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey also wrote a letter to the White House urging Trump to act on the recent arrests.
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But the most logical explanation is that like many Americans, they figure a quick second summit with Putin on US soil would be the wrong big foreign-policy move for Trump, particularly if it happens right before the midterm elections.