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Bloomberg Profile of Pompeo

Bloomberg reported in January on former Congressman Mike Pompeo's rise.  Trump seems to have developed a mind meld with Pompeo who ingratiated himself at the White House delivering personal briefings to the President and spending a lot of time interacting with The Donald.  Bloomberg's profile story is insightful,

 "....In Pompeo, Trump in many ways has found his mirror image, someone who shares his penchant for being combative and opinionated. Before being tapped to run the CIA, Pompeo spent six years as a Republican representative from Kansas. Even among the first-time representatives who helped the GOP take over the House as part of the 2010 Tea Partywave, he stood out as a strident critic of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. He’s perhaps best known for his role castigating Hillary Clinton’s response to the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Pompeo ended up drafting his own conclusions separate from the findings of the House Intelligence Committee’s Republican majority. He was also one of the strongestcritics of the Iran nuclear deal. “Pompeo has a sort of hard-line approach on foreign policy that’s quite black and white, and that’s also how Trump sees the world,” says Ilan Goldenberg, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security who worked at the State Department under then-Secretary John Kerry. “This is where Pompeo has really been able to endear himself to Trump.” 

Pompeo Congressman from Koch

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