Mike Pompeo nomination for secretary of state narrowly clears panel

Mike Pompeo, US president Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, has avoided a rare rebuke as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him.

But the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs (VA) are hitting stiff resistance.

Mr Pompeo, who is now CIA director, received the panel’s approval only after Mr Trump’s last-minute overtures to Senator Rand Paul.

Mr Pompeo’s...
source: Darlington & Stockton Times

2018-04-24 02:59
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