November 18, 2016

THE SHADOW CABINET:

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is reported to have accepted Trump's offer of CIA director (LINDSAY WISE, CURTIS TATE AND BRYAN LOWRY, 11/18/16, McClatchy)

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo has accepted Donald Trump's offer as CIA director in his new administration, according to multiple reports.

Pompeo, a three-term Republican from Wichita, met this week with Trump, and given the lawmaker's background on military and intelligence issues, it seemed likely that CIA director and Army secretary were two possibilities.

"He would be a great asset to the Trump administration," said Kansas Republican Chairman Kelly Arnold.

Pompeo originally supported Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid. Like most of his Kansas colleagues, Pompeo backed Trump when it was clear the New York real-estate developer would become the Republican presidential nominee, 

But Pompeo was close to Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who served with Pompeo in the House.

The more loyalists to himself that Mike Pence can sneak in the better.

Posted by at November 18, 2016 9:04 AM

  

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