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15 April 2018, 12:18 | Damon Campbell
Mike Pompeo at a Senate hearing last year
But he ducked and dodged when asked whether he supports President Donald Trump's pounding criticism of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Pompeo suggested he did not share all the president's views - including his skepticism about Russia's interference. "Frankly, both the administrations, every administration, Republican and Democrat alike, we provide arms sales necessary, consistent with that one-China policy", Pompeo said when answering questions from Republican Senator Cory Gardner during a nomination hearing at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He maintained he wants to improve the Iran deal and would continue efforts to do so even if Trump withdraws from it as he has threatened.
"I'm with the president an terrible lot", Pompeo said. Trump fired Comey less than two months later.
Pompeo said he didn't precisely recall the discussion, but said the suggestion that Trump asked him to do anything improper "is false".
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"If there's no chance that we can fix it, I will recommend to the president that we work with our allies to achieve a better outcome and to achieve a better deal", Pompeo said.
Menendez asked Pompeo about a Washington Post story from past year claiming Mr. Trump wanted his top officials to intervene, during a conversation about Russian Federation and the FBI's investigation.
"I'm not going to talk about conversations the president and I had", Pompeo replied, adding that Trump should be able to have private conversations with his top aides.
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