Ten days after his election, President-elect Donald Trump has started to build the team that will support his government action. And, as already mentioned the choices of the 45th US president demonstrate the will to break with the previous Obama administration.
The new chief of the 007
The role of director of the Central Intelligence Agency was offered to Congressman Mike Pompeo, who accepted. Pompeo, 52, was elected to the House in 2010 as part of the first wave of so-called tea party lawmakers, which is the most conservative wing within the Republican Party. In his political career, Pompeo was a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Intelligence one. He also participated in the commission to investigate on 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
The opposition to the agreement on Iran’s nuclear
He was a sharp critic of Hillary Clinton on the committee. Pompeo shares with the newly elected president also the opposition to the agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, completed by Obama administration. Pompeo is a vocal critic of President Obama’s nuclear accord with Iran. “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism,” he tweeted Thursday, before his offer to become CIA director was public. Moreover, Pompeo, has been for years a member of the National Rifle Association, he is against a regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, and immediately he was opposed to the closure of the Guantanamo super prison. He has spoken out against gay marriages and adoptions, and he has always declared strongly anti-abortion, even in cases of incest and rape. Moreover he is a supporter of the NSA’s surveillance programs, the National Security Agency.