Profile image
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Confirmation hearing for Trump's CIA director nominee begins

Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:12
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. January 12, 2017, 7:37 PM (IDT)

Rep. Michael Pompeo, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for director of the CIA, testified at his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. In response to questions from members of the committee, he said that he would support the use of torture including waterboarding as part of what he called legitimate interrogation measures, conduct a tough policy toward Russia, and not oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran. He called the Russian cyberattacks against the US “an aggressive action taken by senior leadership inside of Russia.” The 53-year-old Pompeo, a lawyer by training and former US military officer, has served as a congressman from Kansas since 2010.    

Our unique angle on these subjects – and strong intelligence dimension – has earned DEBKAfile a global reputation and a steady readership – which skyrockets in times of crisis.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.