Mike Pompeo is an American intelligence officer, politician, and former director of the CIA. On March 13, 2018 US President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.
CIA director and secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang last week for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. President Donald Trump confirmed the meeting Wednesday morning in a tweet.
Facing widespread opposition from Democrats over his political beliefs, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s nominee to take over the State Department, took a hard line on Russia in his confirmation hearing.
In a five-hour appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, attempted to balance his reputation as a hawk with his desire to appear as diplomatic as possible.
A ‘Code Pink' protester was removed from Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing for his new appointment as Secretary of State. She told RT that as a former diplomat she thought that Pompeo was not fit for the job.
CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a "soft policy" toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue.
Being more competent than Rex Tillerson, newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is likely to be much better at executing Washington’s anti-Russian policies, according to former diplomat Jim Jatras.