Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Testifies at Senate Hearing

15 April, 2018, 00:17 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Pompeo meets with Sen. Bob Corker on Capitol Hill in Washington

"I just need to look at that and frankly turn to the professionals at the State Department to give me guidance.", Pompeo said. Trump fired Comey less than two months later. He lamented the "demoralizing" vacancies at the top echelons of the department during Tillerson's brief tenure and said he planned to fill those vacancies.

"My relationship with President Trump is due to one thing: We've demonstrated value to him at the Central Intelligence Agency".

Pompeo never answered the question.

In the past, Pompeo has stood firmly against marriage equality and has also implicated that gay sex is a "perversion". If Pompeo doesn't seem to believe Americans are equal, how will he treat citizens of other nations overseas? He says the list of actions the administration has taken is "long".

He sought to pre-empt concerns about Trump's apparent unwillingness to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin directly.


An avowed opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, Pompeo said he'd work immediately if confirmed to "fix" the agreement that Trump has threatened to abandon if it's not strengthened.

Pompeo said he didn't precisely recall the discussion, but said the suggestion that Trump asked him to do anything improper "is false".

Citing a news article, Menendez asked Pompeo about a meeting at the White House previous year when the president asked the CIA director and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, to remain behind to speak with him.

In declining to discuss his conversations with the president, Pompeo clarified that he wasn't asserting executive privilege.

"Senator, again I'm not going to talk about private conversations I've had with the president", Pompeo said.

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