Here’s how on issue after issue, the new secretary of state is too similar to the president.
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The choice of Mike Pompeo all but cements hard-line opposition to the idea of climate change at the highest levels of the United States government.
The C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, President Trump's new pick for secretary of state, is hawkish on foreign policy and shares the president's worldview.
In his short tenure at the C.I.A., Mr. Pompeo has brought a more openly political approach. But his clout at the White House was welcomed at the agency.
President Trump answered questions about the shake-up in his administration.
I knew this was not going to go over well with the White House press office, which hates being blindsided by the president making news.
Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is perhaps the most openly political spy chief in a generation — and one of President Trump’s favorite cabinet members.
Mr. Pompeo’s attack on WikiLeaks was the latest sign that the Trump administration does not see itself beholden to past statements or stances.
Despite Democratic opposition and shaky appearances from his nominees, the president has faced few meaningful barriers to installing the team of his choice.
Known in Congress as an unrelenting partisan, Representative Pompeo is wading into an extraordinary breach between the president-elect and the intelligence agency.
Rex W. Tillerson’s strong ties with Russia could come under scrutiny during a Senate confirmation hearing.
The president-elect said “we’ve come a long way” about his relationship with Mr. Romney, who sharply criticized Mr. Trump during the campaign.
John Bolton, Jon Huntsman Jr., Senator Joe Manchin III and the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, appeared to be under consideration.
Mr. Petraeus, a retired general and former C.I.A. director, has emerged as a new contender after bitter internal feuding over the State Department post.
Mr. Trump was widely criticized for baseless claims of voter fraud, and one of his advisers publicly denounced Mitt Romney, a contender to lead the State Department.
Mr. Pompeo, a congressman from Kansas, gained prominence for his role in the House investigation into the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.