Trump Taps Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo For CIA Director
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo to be the director of the CIA, according to reports today.
The Associated Press reported that the choice to head the secretive agency will be rolled out Friday morning, along with Trump’s pick to head the Justice Department, Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition activities (all times EST):
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) — a Kansas congressman — to be CIA director. That’s according to a Trump transition official.
Pompeo is a conservative Republican and a fierce critic of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Trump is beginning to fill out his governing team, and the transition official says Trump will make the Pompeo announcement on Friday morning, along with his nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general and his selection of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be national security adviser.
The official wasn’t authorized to disclose the decisions ahead of Trump’s announcement and insisted on anonymity.
The conservative Pompeo, who’s been in office since 2011, was a member of the House of Representatives Select Benghazi Committee and has been a top critic of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
He’s a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard Law School.
Source: The Blaze