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One of America's top spies set out to defend his qualifications to be its top diplomat on Thursday. Mike Pompeo, a former congressman, Army officer and self-professed hawk, stressed in his Senate confirmation hearing that he believes in diplomacy and…
By Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
But Pompeo won't say what he spoke about with special counsel Robert Mueller's team.
Mike Pompeo, the CIA director nominated to be secretary of state, defended the Trump administration's efforts to push back on aggression from Russia at his confirmation hearing Thursday while suggesting more sanctions on Moscow are still needed. Yet he dodged…
By Larisa Epatko
John Bolton is mostly in line with President Trump on issues, including terminating the Iran nuclear deal, and his selection marks a move toward a more aggressive foreign policy team, some analysts say.
By Robert Stavins
How will Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's departure impact U.S. climate change policy?…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, CNBC TV commentator Larry Kudlow will replace Gary Cohn as President Trump’s new chief economic advisor. Cohn resigned last week after opposing the president’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Also, Iran criticized Mike Pompeo, President Trump's…
Rex Tillerson was sacked Tuesday after 14 months of rocky relations and a long list of policy disputes with President Trump, who announced the secretary of state's firing in a tweet. Judy Woodruff looks back at the many points of…
What was Rex Tillerson’s impact on the State Department and American diplomacy, and what will global ripple effects will his successor, current CIA director Mike Pompeo, face? Judy Woodruff gets reaction and analysis from Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Two U.S. officials say the White House has fired one of Rex Tillerson's top aides after he contradicted the official account of the secretary of state's dismissal by President Donald Trump.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.
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