US Has History Of Meddling In Foreign Elections, Regimes: Russian Embassy

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Pompeo, who after 15 months at the Central intelligence Agency was nominated by Trump to replace secretary of state Rex Tillerson, declined to give details of his conversations with Mueller investigators, or confirm any discussions with Trump on the Russian Federation probe.

Trump has spoken highly of Pompeo, as has a group of 53 national security experts, who sent a letter to Republican Senator Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, saying Pompeo is "the sort of seasoned, accomplished and energetic national security policy practitioner our nation desperately needs at this juncture in the role of secretary of state".

"I take a back seat to no one" when it comes to standing up to Russia, Pompeo said.

Pompeo confirmed for the first time publicly that he's been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign and possible obstruction of justice issues. Pompeo defended his record, promising he will treat people of all faiths "with the dignity and respect that they deserve".

"I cooperated", Mr Pompeo said.

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"I continue to hold that view", Mr Pompeo said of his opposition to same-sex marriage, though he declined repeatedly to answer whether he believes gay sex is a "perversion".

He also vowed to continue "to take real actions to push back, to reset the deterrence relationship with respect to Russian Federation". Often Trump would have the Central Intelligence Agency director stay in the West Wing after the briefing to accompany him to other meetings.

If confirmed by the Senate, Pompeo said he would bolster the Iran nuclear deal, adding that fixing the 2015 agreement is in the US' best interest.

To the dismay of some Democratic lawmakers, Pompeo equivocated when asked about climate change - acknowledging it is occurring but saying only that it's "likely" that humans are contributing to it. After establishing that Pompeo believes that Muslim leaders in the United States have a special "opportunity" to represent their faith well by condemning violent extremists, Booker turned to some of Pompeo's extremist associates and asked him whether he would consider calling them out.

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