Hot – Mike Pompeo’s Potential Confirmation As Sec of State

Here’s the latest on the CIA Director’s chances of being confirmed as Secretary of State, in the wake of the announcement that Mike Pompeo held a secret meeting with Kim Jong Un of North Korea.

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WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation.

On Wednesday, the committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, became the latest to announce his opposition, raising concern that Pompeo failed, in their private conversation, to disclose his recent trip to North Korea to meet with President Kim Jong Un.

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