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Pompeo Congressman from Koch

Former Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is hardwired to the Koch financial and political empire. Pompeo is based out of Witchita just as is the Koch empire that calls it home base.  Although the Kochs are known for supporting Libertarian free enterprise politicians and think tanks there is a contradiction.  Pompeo is a straight ahead foreign policy hawk and globalist which is quite the opposite of the Koch financing of non-interventionist/isolationist think tanks.  The Nation ran a profile of Pompeo last November which is worth the read given his potential elevation to Secretary of State.

" ....Pompeo, who on Friday accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s invitation to take over as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is a foreign-policy hawk who has fiercely opposed the Iran nuclear deal, stoked fears of Muslims in the United States and abroad, opposed closing the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, and defended the National Security Agency’s unconstitutional surveillance programs as “good and important work.” He has even gone so far as to say that NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden “should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence.”

Pompeo’s open disregard for privacy rights in particular and civil liberties in general, as well as his penchant for extreme language and more extreme policies, mark him as a profoundly troublesome pick to serve as the head of a powerful intelligence agency. But he is also one of the most remarkably conflicted political figures in the conflicted city of Washington, thanks to his ties to the privately held and frequently secretive global business empire that has played a pivotal role in advancing his political career...."

Secret Saudi-US Deal on Yemen's Oil

Bloomberg Profile of Pompeo