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Politics Trump's CIA choice to be questioned amid Russia hacking fury

11:35  12 january  2017
11:35  12 january  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Trump has been mostly dismissive of intelligence agencies ’ findings that Russia meddled in the 2016 U. S . election with the goal of electing the Republican ticket. Filed under: CIA , Donald Trump , Hacking .

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump ’ s pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community. Trump has for the most part been dismissive of intelligence agencies ’ findings that Russia , specifically President Vladimir Putin

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as he leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Mattis is an outspoken critic of Iran, calling it the biggest threat to stability in the Mideast. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as he leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Mattis is an outspoken critic of Iran, calling it the biggest threat to stability in the Mideast. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community.

Rep. Mike Pompeo, a four-term conservative Kansas Republican, is a member of the House intelligence committee and also served on the partisan committee to investigate the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. He was expected to be on the receiving end of questions from a friendly group of fellow lawmakers Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump ' s pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community. Trump has for the most part been dismissive of intelligence agencies ' findings that Russia , specifically President Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump ' s pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community.

If confirmed as CIA director, Pompeo could be caught in the role of mending relations between Trump and intelligence officials.

Trump has for the most part been dismissive of intelligence agencies' findings that Russia, specifically President Vladimir Putin, meddled in the 2016 U.S. election with the goal of electing Trump. The CIA is one of three main intelligence agencies that came to that conclusion. On Wednesday, Trump acknowledged Russia was responsible but speculated that intelligence agencies might have leaked to news organizations details about a classified briefing with him that included unsubstantiated allegations about his ties to Russia.

Pompeo graduated first in the Class of 1986 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served in the Army at a time when the Soviet Union was America's No. 1 adversary.

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WASHINGTON >> Donald Trump ’ s pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community. Trump has for the most part been dismissive of intelligence agencies ’ findings that Russia , specifically President Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump ' s pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community.

Pompeo has been critical of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, which granted Tehran sanctions relief for rolling back its nuclear weapons program. And he has said that Muslim leaders are "potentially complicit" in terrorist attacks if they do not denounce those made in the name of Islam. He has also called for the government to increase surveillance to counter terrorists, not roll it back, and he wants Congress to play a larger role in overseeing intelligence agency activity.

The congressman also supports the use of waterboarding to elicit information from suspected terrorists.

Pompeo initially backed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, but then promoted Trump's bid for the White House. Rubio is a member of the Senate intelligence committee.

Russia's Putin ready to meet U.S. Trump, preparations may take months - TASS .
<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump but preparations for the possible meeting may take months, not weeks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.</p>Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday after winning the presidential contest against Hillary Clinton. Russia-U.S. relations were at their lowest since the Cold War under Barack Obama administration, with tensions around conflict in Ukraine and Syria crisis.

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