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Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

HeadlineApr 27, 2018

The Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state in a 57-42 vote Thursday. Pompeo then rushed to the Supreme Court for his swearing-in, and then to Joint Base Andrews, where he departed to Brussels for his first official trip as secretary of state. Next he’s slated to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The White House has also released a photo of Pompeo shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their secret meeting over Easter weekend. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is slated to meet with President Trump at the White House today.

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