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CNN PoliticsMay 23, 2018
Pompeo contradicts Trump on 'deep state' accusations
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he "does not believe there is a deep state" at the State Department or the CIA -- contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated assertion that there are forces within the government conspiring against him.

Washington Post PoliticsMay 23, 2018
Pompeo promises ‘zero concessions' to North Korea until ‘credible steps' are made
The secretary of state's promise to hold the line with Pyongyang comes as Trump is guessing historic denuclearization talks might fall apart.

Democracy NowMay 22, 2018
Pompeo Threatens Iran & Lays Out Unattainable Nuclear Requirements, Speeding U.S. March Toward War
On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his first major policy address to threaten Iran with "the strongest sanctions in history." Pompeo presented a list of 12 "basic requirements" for a _new_ nuclear treaty with Iran, including "unqualified access" to all nuclear sites and an end to its interventions in Yemen. This comes just under two weeks after the Trump administration withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. "Pompeo and Bolton have made the choice for the international community much, much easier," says Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. "Either you collaborate with the Trump administration and go along with these sanctions, walk away from this nuclear deal and speed up this march toward war—or you resist."

Washington Post PoliticsMay 22, 2018
House Democrats question DHS chief's claim of ignorance about Russian election interference
They say they are alarmed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's assertion that she was unfamiliar with the intelligence community's determination that Russia wanted to help Trump in 2016.

Washington Post PoliticsMay 22, 2018
Trump DHS secretary's bizarre comments about Russian election interference
This is part of a pattern of Cabinet officials misstating basic findings. But why?

New York Times PoliticsMay 21, 2018
In Speech, Pompeo Piles on Against Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran, offering no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.
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