Senator Cory Booker Grilled Mike Pompeo on His Anti-LGBTQ Views

15 April, 2018, 00:21 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. He testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday

Trump fired Comey less than two months later. Lawmakers are concerned the president may seek Mueller's ouster to try to shut down the investigation, and the White House has said it believes Trump does have the authority to fire him if desired.

Booker raised a troubling statement that Pompeo once made as a congressman in which he called homosexuality "perversion" during a speech he made as a congressman.

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"My relationship with President Trump is due to one thing: We've demonstrated value to him at the Central Intelligence Agency".

In addition to homosexuality, Booker also grilled Pompeo on his perspective of Muslim Americans. Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion?' He says the list of actions the administration has taken is "long". He then said he couldn't recall exactly what was discussed at that meeting.

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"This isn't patriotism; this is lunacy", a Twitter user said in response to an assertion by the incumbent CIA Director Mike Pompeo that the USA is morally above Russian Federation, when it comes to acceptable foreign policy goals.

Citing a news article, Menendez asked Pompeo about a meeting at the White House a year ago when the president asked the CIA director and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, to remain behind to speak with him.

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In his testimony, Pompeo confirmed for the first time that he's been interviewed by the team of special counsel Mueller, who is investigating possible ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign as well as possible obstruction of justice issues.

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