Mike Pompeo

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Michael Richard Pompeo (born December 30, 1963) is the United States Secretary of State under U.S. President Donald Trump. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, and as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2017 to 2018. He is a member of the Republican Party and served as a Republican National Committeeman.

On March 13, 2018, President Trump announced he would fire U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and appoint Pompeo to replace him.[1] The Senate confirmed him on April 26, 2018.[2] Social conservatives supported Pompeo's nomination.[3][4]

He visited North Korea two times and helped successfully free the 3 Americans detained by the country.[5][6]

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  1. Multiple references:
  2. Multiple references: See also:
  3. Berry, Susan (April 26, 2018). Mike Pompeo Confirmation a ‘Pro-Life’ and ‘Religious Freedom’ Victory. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  4. Freiburger, Calvin (April 27, 2018). Pro-life Pompeo confirmed as Secretary of State; abortion advocates pounce. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/08/mike-pompeo-north-korea-kim-jong-un-trump
  6. https://www.npr.org/2018/05/09/609699517/pompeo-secures-release-of-3-american-prisoners-in-north-korea

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