By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:16 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 15:01 BST, 14 September 2020
Newly released government emails reveal Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife enlisting agency officials to assist in filling out 'personal cards' for Christmas.
The request adds to other publicly known allegations that Pompeo relied on a longtime aide at state to walk the family dog and perform other errands.
'I see that you are out of the office all next week,” Susan Pompeo wrote Toni Porter, a longtime aide to Pompeo, on December 19th, with Christmas right around the corner.
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'Do you know, is Joe also out? I’m wondering if we are sending the last of our personal cards out, who will be there to help me. Mike will not want to go outside you and Joe for this assistance,' she wrote.
She sent the email from her personal account.
Porter is a Pompeo advisor who has worked for him for years and followed him from Kansas. She has been identified as the aide whose alleged dog-walking for Pompeo was at the center of an inspector general's probe.
The vacationing Porter forwarded the email to another aide: Lisa