Democrats' shabby attack on Trump's new CIA pick

Democrats' shabby attack on Trump's new CIA pick

Some foreign policy experts criticized the decision to swap out top diplomats so soon before the unprecedented meeting and anxious that Pompeo would encourage Trump to scrap the Iran nuclear deal and be hawkish on North Korea.

As director of the CIA since the beginning of the Trump administration 14 months ago, it is Pompeo who most frequently gives Trump his morning intelligence briefing. Between 2003 and 2005, she oversaw a secret CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects Abu Zubayadah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri were waterboarded, current and former US intelligence officials told the Associated Press.

The move represents the biggest shake-up of the Trump cabinet so far and had been expected since last October when reports surfaced about a falling out between Trump and Tillerson, 65, who left his position as chief executive of Exxon Mobil to join the administration.

Rex Tillerson, the USA secretary of state, toured Africa for a week before being called back to Washington and sacked by President Donald Trump.

Iran. In commenting to reporters on the appointment, Mr. Trump singled out the Iran nuclear agreement as an issue on which he disagreed with Mr. Tillerson, saying, "I think it's bad; I guess he thought it was O.K". "I want to either break it or do something and he felt a little bit differently, so we were not really thinking the same".

Klobuchar, who voted against Tillerson's confirmation previous year, did not mention the Trump administration's expected replacement.

The undersecretary for public affairs at the State Department, Steve Goldstein, offered a different account of Tillerson's departure.

British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned Russian Federation as well and said the nation had until the end of the day on Tuesday to answer for the attack or else the United Kingdom would deem the act an "unlawful use of force" by Moscow, the BBC reported.

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But Pompeo might still prove to be a more risky Secretary of State by enabling Trump's most hawkish instincts.

Trump sees three defects in the deal: its failure to address Iran's ballistic missile programme; the terms under which global inspectors can visit suspect Iranian nuclear sites; and "sunset" clauses under which limits on the Iranian nuclear programme start to expire after 10 years.

He followed that up by speaking in support of the Trump administration budget which proposed to cut departmental spending by a third - continuing the slash and burn policies of a president who fancies himself his own one-man diplomatic army. As director of the C.I.A., Mr. Pompeo has likened Iran to the Islamic State and has tried to make a case that Iran is allied with Al Qaeda, even ordering another dive into already-exploited documents captured in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and then taking the highly irregular step of furnishing a cherry-picked result to an advocacy group that opposes the nuclear agreement.

Trump selected CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson.

During his tenure, Tillerson has often clashed with various White House officials over economic and national security decisions, including United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

Earlier, White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, refrained from saying Moscow was responsible.

Trump has said he will meet with Kim before the end of May to achieve the permanent denuclearization of the regime. Trump tweeted, "He will do a fantastic job!" "I also congratulate Gina Haspel on her historic nomination to lead the Central Intelligence Agency".

Trump said he'd hire the best people. It was long rumored that this was in the works because of continual disagreements between Tillerson and the White House. Trump has also publicly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

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