Senator Rand Paul Vows to Block Both Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel Nominations for Secretary of State and CIA Director

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has vowed to block the nominations of Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State and Gina Haspel to be the next CIA Director he announced today.  Pompeo is the current CIA Director and Haspel …

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President’s Decision on Tillerson Came Down to “Chemistry” He Says

President Donald Trump characterized his decision in making a change at the State Department today as being one of compatibility.  “For whatever reason, chemistry…for whatever reason, why do people get along?” the President asked rhetorically, in talking about CIA Director …

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State Department Aide Fired Over Conflicting Stories with White House Over Tillerson’s Dismissal

Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein was fired today by the White House in the wake of a high-level shake up that saw Secretary of State Tillerson unceremoniously dismissed from his role as the nation’s top diplomat.

The President made Tillerson’s

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CIA Director Pushes Back on Schumer, Nothing “Untoward” About Meeting with Russian Counterparts

CIA Director Mike Pompeo responded to a letter from Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer raising concerns about a meeting Pompeo had with the head of Russia’s top spy agency.

Pompeo said that Schumer implied there was something “untoward” about …

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