The US Department of State website posted a page that contained the biography of US President Donald Trump and his deputy Mike Pence, claiming the slate’s tenure ended on Monday (11) – in in fact, Republicans still have nine days in government. . A few minutes later the link went down.
The page did not contain any biographical text on Republicans, it only contained the warning of a supposed end of term. The State Department’s website collects information on former employees and typically does not contain biographies of presidents or vice presidents. Former leaders like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton or George W. Bush do not appear on the list.
It is not yet clear who posted the incorrect information. According to diplomats interviewed on the BuzzFeed News site, a disgruntled employee of the current management is responsible. They said the ministry’s website is a “closed system” which is “almost impossible to hack”.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will call for an investigation to clarify the episode, starting with interns and employees who will be leaving the department this week and next, before the transition to the Biden government on January 20.
It comes on the same day that the US House of Representatives launched Donald Trump’s second impeachment process for “incitement to violence” after encouraging a mob to sabotage one of the constitutional processes – certification of results. of the presidential election, made by Congress.