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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Mike Pompeo
Pompeo, CIA

Senate Confirms Pompeo To Be Trump’s CIA Director

Sixty-six senators backed Pompeo and 32 voted against. All the opposition was from Democrats, except for Senator Rand Paul, a leading Republican advocate for strict control of surveillance. Shortly afterward, Pompeo was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence.

January 24, 2017
Trump, Flynn

Trump Seeks To Reassure CIA Staff At Headquarters Rally

“Many people are asking whether we can serve under a president and national security adviser who’ve expressed such contempt for the intelligence community,” said a veteran CIA officer.

January 22, 2017
CIA, Russia

Trump’s CIA Nominee Includes Russia In List Of ‘Global Challenges’

Diverging from Trump’s stated aim of seeking closer ties with Russia, Pompeo said that Russia is “asserting itself aggressively” by invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe, and “doing nearly nothing” to destroy Islamic State.

January 12, 2017
Pompeo

Trump’s CIA Pick Supports Domestic Surveillance, Opposes Iran Deal

Representative Mike Pompeo, Trump’s surprise choice to head the CIA, supports the U.S. government’s sweeping collection of Americans’ communications data and wants to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran.

November 18, 2016

Benghazi Hearing: While Republicans Barked And Snarled, Hillary Smiled

By the time Rep. Trey Gowdy finally gaveled the hearing to a close, there was little doubt that Hillary Clinton’s composed, dignified demeanor — and the contrast between her and the Republicans — had notched another political victory for her.

October 23, 2015

House GOPers: Yes, Benghazi Committee Is Political — Or No, It Isn’t!

Republicans are still reeling in the wake of boasting that the Benghazi committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

October 15, 2015