President-elect Donald Trump has apparently selected two top members of government agencies to serve on his Cabinet.
Trump has chosen Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, according to various reports. Pompeo has accepted the nomination.
A member of Trump's transition team offered the position, according to several reports, confirming other sources.
Formerly a captain in the Army, Pompeo was first elected in 2010 and serves on the House Select Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Pompeo graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a cavalry officer before the Berlin Wall fell, according to his official biography.
Also, various media are reporting that Trump has chosen Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as Attorney General. Session was an early endorser of Trump’s presidential bid in February. It was Stephen Miller, Sessions’ top aide, who drafted Trump's immigration message and became a featured speaker at Trump rallies.
Sessions entered the Senate in 1996 and will face a confirmation hearing in that chamber. His first such hearing was in 1986 when Ronald Reagan nominated him to a seat as federal judge. At the time, Sessions was a U.S. Attorney. However, the Senate Judiciary Committee did not report out his nomination because of supposed racist comments.
Pompeo is a third-term congressman from Kansas who graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a cavalry officer before the Berlin Wall fell, according to his official biography. He serves on the Energy and Commerce and House Intelligence committees and was on the House Select Benghazi Committee.
An official announcement is expected later today.
U.S. Navy personnel have discovered the remains of an American aviator who was shot down in combat over the Pacific Ocean in 1944. A team aboard USNS ...