Breaking: Donald Trump Offers CIA Director Post to Rep. Mike Pompeo

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Nov 18, 2016 8:28 AM
Breaking: Donald Trump Offers CIA Director Post to Rep. Mike Pompeo

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Mike Pompeo to be the next CIA director.

The Kansas congressman and tea party favorite is a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and House Select Committee on Benghazi, as well as the committee on Energy and Commerce. 

He graduated first in his class from West Point in 1986, after which he served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain. Pompeo went on to graduate from Harvard Law School.

He also founded Thayer Aerospace, a company that provided components for commercial and military aircraft, and later served as president of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturing, distribution, and service company, according to his official biography.

According to Reuters, Pompeo has accepted the offer.   

This post has been updated.