"I cooperated", Pompeo said Thursday during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in response to a question from Robert Menendez, the panel's top Democrat. He maintained he wants to improve the Iran deal and would continue efforts to do so even if Trump withdraws from it as he has threatened. But he wouldn't answer questions about the contents of the interview, arguing it would be improper since, as CIA director in charge of overseas intelligence gathering, he has been a "participant" in Mueller's probe.
He also promised to fill gaps in the State Department that have been left open since Mr Trump took office, warning that diplomats had become demoralised. "I mean, look at the election meddling, right?" said Pompeo. Trump fired Comey less than two months later.
"I think it's important as much as America has done for quite some time".
"This isn't patriotism; this is lunacy", a Twitter user said in response to an assertion by the incumbent CIA Director Mike Pompeo that the USA is morally above Russian Federation, when it comes to acceptable foreign policy goals. Pompeo wouldn't say explicitly if he'd advocate a withdrawal if there's no fix by Trump's May 12 deadline, suggesting there could be an extension if significant progress was being made by then.Читайте также: Israeli diplomatic official: Iran's the one destabilizing Syria
Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russian Federation in "each place we confront them".
Citing a news article, Menendez asked Pompeo about a meeting at the White House past year when the president asked the CIA director and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, to remain behind to speak with him.
"I'm not going to talk about conversations the president and I had", Pompeo replied, adding that Trump should be able to have private conversations with his top aides.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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