Molly Montgomery said the current State Department is "far from having swagger" and is instead "limping along at the moment."
The Secretary of State has been vocal in his criticism of China's Communist Party as the countries tout a much-awaited deal on tariffs which could mean a ceasefire in the trade war.
"Everything is at stake," James Melville warned, "regarding our reputation, our effectiveness, our power, our influence, what we can get done in the world."
The Trump administration's secretary of state did not expand on the implied corruption during his Fox News interview.
The Trump Administration is trying to destroy an American tradition of serving as a sanctuary for the threatened and persecuted that stretches back to the Pilgrims. I can't stand by.
In a speech delivered to the American Association of Christian Counselors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described keeping a Bible on his desk and promoted specifically Christian leadership.
People with nothing to hide need not go to such illegal lengths to prove their innocence.
Pompeo previously accused congressional Democrats of intimidation tactics for requesting depositions from department officials.
"Let me be clear: I will not tolerate such tactics," the Secretary of State said.
Cuba's Armed Forces have been accused by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of being responsible for propping up Maduro's regime, and in retaliation, Castro—and his children—are now barred from the US.
"This is why it's so important to have a president who isn't a typical politician," the senior White House counselor said.
"Such [American] comments and measures are more akin to the plots hatched by secret and intelligence services for damaging the image of a state to prepare the ground for a series of [hostile] measures," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
"It reveals that there is no process in this administration, there is no serious policymaking process," former CIA Director John Brennan said.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo uses an Obama-era line to describe al-Qaeda and the current situation in Afghanistan. Organizations and officials claim Pompeo is underestimating their capabilities and influence.
Mike Pompeo's successful 2010 Kansas congressional campaign drew controversy for its backing -- and later apology -- over a blog labeling his Indian-American opponent a "turban topper."
"If we disagree, my duty is to go share with him our disagreements," Pompeo said.
"We don't need four more years of that," Pompeo, who would become Trump's Secretary of State, said at the time.
Mike Pompeo prompted an angry response by branding China's re-education camps "the stain of the century."
Movements of Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif and his delegation will be tightly curtailed.
Pompeo's latest attack came as the Russian military vowed to continue supporting President Nicolas Maduro's forces.
"We are proud to partner with Canada to promote democracy, human rights, and respect for the rule of law around the globe," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Trump's freewheeling remarks to reporters came after the president made the last-minute decision to call off an approved airstrike on Thursday
President Trump sounds as if he is searching for a way out of the trap that the hawks in his administration have set for him. Will he make it out in time?
"Wars start sometimes or often by miscalculations and misunderstandings. This is a situation that's ripe for that," Senator Angus King cautioned.
The State Department believes the video is evidence that Iran was behind tanker explosions, but some experts argue that the video is not sufficient on its own.
"They've changed a lot since I've been president, I can tell you."
She also described how Mike Pompeo is "great fun."
Pastor E.W. Jackson, a Baptist minister, praised the Trump administration for rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the gay pride symbol on their flagpoles this month.
"Not only do we have to continue the economic push against them, but we have to be willing, if necessary, to use the military," Representative Adam Kinzinger said.
"In no way should Huawei be used as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations," U.S. senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio wrote in a letter, published today.