Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

Senate Panel Narrowly Endorses Mike Pompeo

The Wall Street Journal reports: A Senate committee endorsed Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of state on Monday, sending him to the full Senate for his expected confirmation, after Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) reversed himself and withdrew his opposition. The panel confirmed Mr. Pompeo along party lines, avoiding an embarrassing defeat for President Donald Trump. All of ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Caves To Trump, Will Vote For Pompeo

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday completely reversed his position to support CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next secretary of state. With Paul’s favorable vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will now bring Pompeo’s nomination to the Senate floor. A party-line vote is expected, and with three Democrats already pledging their support, Pompeo ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News recaps today’s likely topics: Mike Pompeo confirmation: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on President Trump’s pick to be the next Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo late this afternoon.  Pompeo faces an uphill battle in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where Democrats on the committee say they will be voting “no” on his nomination. GOP ...

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Trump Wails About Anti-Pompeo “Obstructionists”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump criticized “obstructionist” members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday over opposition to CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Democrats on the committee announced Sunday they will not support Pompeo for State secretary when they vote Monday evening. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could still ...

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Sanders On Pompeo: Democrats Have To Decide If They Love America More Than They Hate Trump [VIDEO]

“Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president. And they have to decide that they want to put the safety and the security and the diplomacy of our country ahead of their own political games. And we’re very hopeful that they will. Mike Pompeo is a highly qualified individual, ...

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North Korea Announces End To Nuclear Missile Tests

Agence France-Presse reports: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has announced he will suspend nuclear and missile tests and shut a nuclear test site, Yonhap news agency said on Saturday (April 20). “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Yonhap quoted North Korean state media as saying. “The North will shut down ...

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Pompeo Lacks Votes To Clear Senate Committee

The Hill reports: CIA Director Mike Pompeo is officially short of the votes needed to clear the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Friday that “after carful consideration” he will oppose Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department. “I remain concerned that Director Pompeo will not challenge the President in critical moments,” he said in ...

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Trump Confirms Pompeo Met With Kim Jong-Un

The Washington Post reports: CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea as an envoy for President Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un, and plans for a possible summit between the two leaders are underway, Trump confirmed Wednesday. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state ...

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Tim Kaine To Vote Against Confirming Mike Pompeo

From the transcript of Sen. Tim Kaine’s interview this morning with Face The Nation host Margaret Brennan: BRENNAN: You mentioned Mike Pompeo. The CIA director was before your committee this week testifying as he sort of auditions for this role of secretary of state. You voted for him as CIA director. Will you vote for him to be the next secretary ...

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Tony Perkins: Mike Pompeo Is A Ray Of Anti-Gay Hope After Years Of Obama’s Harassment Of Christians

Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Under Barack Obama, world leaders were furious with the way the president used the State Department to export his LGBT agenda globally. Trump’s predecessor not only sent openly gay ambassadors into countries that are culturally opposed to homosexuality, they used foreign aid to bully other nations into accepting Obama’s twisted agenda. He ...

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Pompeo Withers Under Questioning By Cory Booker, Won’t Say If He Thinks Gay Sex Is Perverted [VIDEO]

Sen. Cory Booker just grilled former CIA director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo on his anti-LGBT history, demanding to know of Pompeo still believes “gay sex is a perversion.” Pompeo sputtered and flailed, saying only that he has treated gay people with respect. Booker also demanded to know if Pompeo continues to oppose same-sex marriage. Pompeo grimaced and ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Mike Pompeo Confirmation Hearing

CNN reports: Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, will face an uphill climb to win Senate confirmation. He will testify today during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Trump selected the former CIA director to run the State Department after he fired former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The announcement to replace the top ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Vows To Filibuster Confirmation Of CIA Nominee: Torture Is The Hallmark Of Totalitarianism

GOP Sen. Rand Paul today published a blistering op-ed attacking Trump’s pick to head the CIA. An excerpt: Over the past several days, there has been an increasingly granular debate about the degree of Gina Haspel’s participation in the torturing of detainees at the CIA’s Thailand “black site,” with neocons going out of their way to try to defend the ...

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Liberty Counsel Backs Mike Pompeo For Secretary Of State Because He “Consistently” Opposes LGBT Rights

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: President Donald Trump announced this week that he nominated Mike Pompeo, former Kansas Congressman and Director of the CIA, to become the next Secretary of State. Pompeo is pro-life and a strong pro-family advocate. Pompeo has consistently supported natural marriage. He opposed the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy as well ...

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BREAKING: Rex Tillerson To Be Forced Out

The New York Times reports: The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, perhaps within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator ...

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Julian Assange: CIA Head Mike Pompeo Has Declared War On Me, But He Loved Wikileaks During The Election

From an op-ed Julian Assange has written for the Washington Post: When the director of the CIA, an unelected public servant, publicly demonizes a publisher such as WikiLeaks as a “fraud,” “coward” and “enemy,” it puts all journalists on notice, or should. Pompeo’s next talking point, unsupported by fact, that WikiLeaks is a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” is a dagger ...

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