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Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:00



April 26, 2018

DNI Coats Statement on Senate Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

I am pleased the Senate voted today to confirm the nomination of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.

The United States and our allies face a world with a diverse array of threats, and America’s diplomats and spies contribute to our safety in unique, complementary ways. Mike loved his job as CIA Director and championed the workforce. I am confident he will do the same for our diplomats.

In our near-daily Oval Office sessions with President Trump, Mike provided his rich perspective. He will continue to do so as a policymaker. His experience in the Intelligence Community no doubt will shape his approach as Secretary of State.

I look forward to working with Mike in his new role, and I thank him for his Intelligence Community service. I hope to welcome nominee Gina Haspel as CIA Director very soon.

Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence