The U.S. Senate has approved Mike Pompeo for the position of Director of the CIA, Reuters reports. Pompeo voted for the majority of the senators. Almost all opponents of Pompeo belong to the Democrats.
Candidate Pompeo, Congressman from Kansas, made even before his inauguration, President-elect Donald trump.
Pompeo previously during the hearings in the Senate on the question of its approval, said that Russia “does little to” destroy “Islamic state.” Also, according to him, Russia is “aggressively asserting itself”, “invading” Ukraine and “occupying” its territory, as it threatens Europe.
In addition, according to him, the problems the United States, in addition to “aggressive” Russia, Iran to create a conducting “subversive politics” and China is causing “real tension”.
Expressing his opinion about the hacker attacks against Democrats, Pompeo said about the “evidence” that these “aggressive actions” were made by order of Moscow.
Pompeo predecessor as Director of the CIA was John Brennan, who led the office since March 2013. He left his office on January 20th.
“Islamic state” in Russia included in the list of terrorist organizations, for participation in activities which provide for criminal liability.