Former Wichita Congressman Mike Pompeo Nominated To Be Secretary Of State

Former Wichita Congressman Mike Pompeo Nominated To Be Secretary Of State

"[The sacked Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson [had] a measure of more stature, independence, but Tillerson himself was a weak read and "destroyed the State Department" due to having 'little or no experience in foreign policy, '" McGovern said. In November 2016, when the president picked him to lead the CIA, The New York Times noted that some members of Trump's team chose him because another potential contender, former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), was seen as too "soft" on the Benghazi issue.

Pompeo's military background suited him well at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was a hard-liner on North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal.

The President is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo [[ pom-PAY-oh ]] as secretary of state.

In her appointment a year ago as deputy director, Haspel garnered praise from high-level Obama-era and Bush-era appointees, including former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director Michael Hayden. The tensions peaked last fall amid reports Tillerson had called Trump a "moron" and considered resigning. But Trump said Tuesday he and his new appointee, still to be confirmed in the job, had hit it off from the beginning of their relationship in the White House. "When you look at the Iran deal: I think it's awful, I guess he thinks it was OK". I wanted to either break it or do something.

In October, when Pakistan was busy telling the world that it so heroically rescued a US-Canadian couple and their children from the Haqqani Network terror group after they entered Pakistan from Afghanistan, Mike Pompeo was the first senior US official who contradicted Pakistan's claim by saying that the couple was already in Pakistan for over five years before the rescue mission, giving Pakistan's arrogant claims a straight answer.

TRT World spoke to Leone Lakhani for more details. Just hours after that, Goldstein - the fourth-highest-ranking official at State and one of the only Trump appointees - was sacked as well, after three months on the job.

In the meantime, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will serve as acting secretary of State. "We were really not thinking the same". "It's tough to carry out good foreign policy when nobody's at the office back home". More recently, reports indicated that Tillerson was shocked to hear about Trump's planned meetings with North Korea.

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Pompeo's diplomatic instincts will likely align more closely with Trump's. White House officials disputed that notion, and promptly fired Goldstein.

After the Tillerson announcement, Trump said on Tuesday that it "sounds to me like it will be Russia based on all the evidence they have", and that the United States will condemn the Russians if the British present sufficient evidence.

On Monday, Tillerson blamed Russia for the poisonings in England of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.

He then acknowledged what he thought was the silver lining of this firing as well as the resignation of White House economic advisor Gary Cohn.

Tillerson cut short the trip to Africa, returning early Tuesday morning at 4 AM.

Although relatively new to the Trump inner circle, Pompeo has won the president's trust with tailored briefings on classified information.

The Secretary had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security. Trump had also previously criticized Tillerson's negotiating skills on Twitter. And with what arguments should the North Korean regime be brought to the table for serious negotiations?

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