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Former Congressman Mike Pompeo Assumes CIA Leadership

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Mike Pompeo, former Kansas congressman, was sworn in as CIA director Monday after the Senate voted 66-32 in favor of his confirmation, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Greg Miller writes Pompeo assumed leadership of the intelligence agency as the U.S. works to help address security challenges worldwide.

Pompeo said during his nomination hearing that he would reject efforts to reinstate banned interrogation practices and put aside partisan roles, Miller wrote.

He also told lawmakers that Russia and China are “sophisticated” cyber adversaries and that CIA must lead efforts to address hackers, CNN reported Tuesday.

Pompeo said other global threats include Iran’s influence in the Middle East, the Syrian conflict and the Islamic State militant group’s control over urban areas, according to the report by Ashley Killough and Ted Barrett.

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