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Reports: Donald Trump to Nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA Chief

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

President-elect Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as CIA director, the Washington Post reported Friday.

David Nakamura and Elise Viebeck write Pompeo is a Harvard Law School and U.S. Military Academy graduate who was elected to the lower chamber of Congress in 2010.

He previously served as a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army, an attorney at the Washington-based law firm Williams & Connolly and president of an oil-field equipment manufacturing company, Nakamura and Viebeck report.

Prior to his political career, Pompeo founded Thayer Aerospace in Wichita, Kansas, according to a report by Elana SchorKyle CheneyAlex Isenstadt and Louis Nelson for Politico.

Former House Speaker John Boehner also appointed Pompeo to serve in a House committee in charge of the investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack in Libya, the report said.

Pompeo “will be a brilliant and unrelenting leader for our intelligence community to ensure the safety of Americans and our allies,” Trump said in a statement, according to Politico.

The announcement comes a day after Trump named Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, as national security adviser.

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