Trump forged a warm relationship with Pompeo during White House meetings over the first year of his presidency and feels Pompeo shares more of his view of the world than Tillerson, who at times disagreed with the president.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo confirmed Thursday that USA forces killed "a couple hundred" Russian mercenary troops in Syria in a strike earlier this year that he said sent a distinct signal to Moscow.
"Mr. Pompeo's long, documented record of anti-Muslim prejudice threatens to undermine the essential work our Secretary of State does in representing American interests and values overseas", Greenblatt said.
This could cause Senate Democrats to refuse to vote for Pompeo. His nomination "sends a risky message to USA allies and adversaries alike that respect for the rule of law is no longer a leadership requirement", the group's leadership wrote the committee in March.
"I'm sure if I asked Special Counsel Mueller a simple question whether you were told you couldn't, I don't think he would say you couldn't, so it is your choice that you're not seeking to do so", Melendez said.
Headed to be the top American diplomat in the next few week, as his nomination moves through the legislative process, Pompeo told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that couched in all of global challenges are opportunities. "I will vote no on his nomination". Two days earlier, Comey had confirmed in a congressional hearing that the bureau was probing whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 race.
On a longer-term strategy in Syria, Pompeo said: "The president made clear he wants to get out". Trump said of Pompeo to reporters outside of the South Portico on Tuesday.
Code Pink protesters interrupted the hearing, denouncing what they said was Mr. Pompeo's support for war.
Trump has set a May 12 deadline to either change or pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, creating enormous frustration among USA allies in Europe who back the agreement. The group's president Brigitte Gabriel called him "a steadfast ally" from day one after giving him the award.
Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping rocked worldwide stock markets in the past few weeks with tit-for-tat threats to impose tariffs on each other's countries that would affect hundreds of billions of dollars in trade.
Trump has long derided the 2015 deal as a capitulation to Tehran and has declared it no longer is in U.S. interests to maintain the sanctions relief that his predecessor Barack Obama accorded Tehran in exchange for controls on its nuclear program.Читайте также: What it's REALLY like to give birth at Kate's hospital — DOLLAR BIRTH
Pompeo is seen as more hawkish than Tillerson, for example, as an outspoken opponent of the worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran.
"Congress must act to change Iranian behavior, and, ultimately, the Iranian regime", Pompeo wrote in an op-ed for Fox News in July 2016. "I stand by that position", Pompeo told the New Jersey Democrat.
But then, in the next sentence (!), Pompeo added this: "I'm with the President and bad lot [and] he's never asked me to do anything that I considered remotely improper".
Listing the measures taken by the Trump White House to tame Moscow, Pompeo mentioned the planned USA military build-up, modernization of its nuclear arsenal, as well as rounds of punitive measures against Russian Federation.
Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, questioned Pompeo on his opinion of the Paris climate agreement, and whether he stood by an earlier statement that the "science is inconclusive". Angus King (I-Maine) on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday.
At the State Department, the shake-up was met with a mixture of relief and trepidation.
Pompeo, now the Central Intelligence Agency director, will vow to promote democracy and human rights while stressing America's "duty to lead", according to the remarks, despite Trump's vows to put "America first".
Tillerson alienated and demoralized career Foreign Service personnel.
Pompeo faced many questions about North Korea.
"You have got to have really good, solid people around you to be able to make the bureaucracy work", said Sen.
"That will be my first priority", he said.
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