Pompeo, Netanyahu speak in Israel before national election
CBS News’ Christinia Ruffini reports that there is currently no rule that a sitting prime minster can’t keep his job while he’s under indictment, but he would have to be forced to give up his role as minister in other capacities, such as leading Israel’s defense. Israel’s attorney general, meanwhile, has imposed a deadline of July 10 to hold a hearing to determine whether or not to indict Netanyahu.
Asked if he thought his visit would impact the election, Pompeo told reporters: “Israel is an important ally and we don’t stop our meetings just because they are in an election cycle.”
Netanyahu is set to visit Washington to meet with President Trump and attend the annual AIPAC summit.