However, when asked if he would resign if Trump moved to scuttle the probe by firing special counsel Robert Mueller or the deputy attorney general to whom he reports, he said no.
After choosing Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson, who was ousted last month as secretary of state, Trump asserted Pompeo would "do a fantastic job" in the role, but LGBTQ advocates have been sounding the alarms over his anti-LGBTQ record ever since his nomination was announced. In his opening statement, Pompeo signaled that he planned to harvest a forceful diplomacy.
In fact, Madison wrote very specifically, he said, the the Executive branch is the branch most prone to war, therefore, we have with studied care vested that authority in the legislature.
"I am not going to talk about private conversations I've had with the President", he said.
"I've been part of this cabinet", Pompeo replied, "and I can tell you. every day at the forefront of our mind is how can we find solutions that achieve the American objective but avoid us having to put a single American in harm's way".
"As our nation's top diplomat, will you champion diplomacy and offer actual plans?"
Mr. Dole, who also introduced Mr. Pompeo during his confirmation hearing past year to be the director of the C.I.A., warmed up the panel, which is far from unanimous in its support to confirm him.
"I can see all you people up there".
Despite his diplomatic rhetoric Pompeo's first task might be building a coalition to support military action against Syria following the regime's alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 60 people and wounded more 1,000 others last weekend.
"I asked Mike to lead the C.I.A.in an ethical, moral and legal manner", Mr. Burr said.
"We expect Director Pompeo to be able to explain exactly what financial entanglement he had with the Chinese government and why he failed to disclose it", Juan Pachon, the committee's communications director, told MClatchy.
He asked those on the committee to examine Mr. Pompeo's nomination on the merits alone.
He confirmed that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and said the U.S. has an obligation to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty.
Pompeo did not get to deliver his full testimony owing to time limits, but he did agree with Sen.
With that in mind, Democratic lawmakers like Sen. Will you go along with them? The state department is also struggling with numerous vacancies and the threat of cuts to a third of its budget, prompting current and former officials to bemoan the collapse of USA diplomacy.
During Thursday's hearing, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., asked Pompeo, who is now the Central Intelligence Agency director, whether he believed being gay is "a perversion".
While senators on both sides of the aisle queried Pompeo about his views on the Iranian nuclear deal, the rise of China as a geopolitical force, the threat posed by North Korea, and the relationship between the US and Russian Federation, there were few direct confrontations over Pompeo's own record. Sen.
This makes it easier than ever to share your trip, so loved ones can follow along and know when you've arrived. Annual reruns: In the past, Uber conducted background check reruns in jurisdictions where required.
According to Professor Fann, "Shedding light on risk factors for dementia is one of the most important tasks in health research". The research may lend support to campaigns for better safety in sports including football, boxing and rugby.
However, Volkswagen refused City AM's request to confirm whether Muller was resigning, and whether he would be replaced by Diess. Mueller-was made CEO in September 2015, at the height of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.
It's getting harder and harder for NFL teams to claim not signing Colin Kaepernick is exclusively a football decision. There were conflicting reports as to whether Kaepernick kneeling in protest during the national anthem played a role.
Mr Jeeves's white Vauxhall Astra van was found burnt out and destroyed in Star Lane in Orpington, Kent, on Saturday evening. Both men then apparently attempted a getaway, but Vincent collapsed nearby on Further Green Road.
No new California National Guard troops have been sent to the border , according to Evan Westrup, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. It's unclear what operations or missions troops will perform along the border that might require them to carry weapons.
The 48-year-old has held the position of speaker since the retirement of former House Speaker John Boehner in 2015. His campaign has support from the national party, and it said it raised US$4.75 million through the end of March.
Spotify is aware of this, and its data saver mode is the default bitrate setting when a user streams over a mobile connection. Currently, Spotify Premium costs subscribers $9.99 a month, while Hulu's limited-commercial plan costs $7.99 a month.
The analysts, led by David Tamberrino , kept their sell rating on the stock and cut their price target to $195, from $205. BidaskClub upgraded Tesla from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st.
According to CryptoCompare, " Waltonchain is a cryptocurrency project leveraging the Ethereum blockchain and RFID technology". Bitcoin had been suffering from tax-related selling in the run-up to the USA tax deadline on April 17.
Also in the report is word that the PS5 will play games that do not run on PS4, so this sounds like it could be a big step up. Earlier this year , it was also speculated that the future PlayStation console would move to more "procedural content".
Nicki Minaj Drops "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li"
Minaj premiered the tracks on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show earlier today, where she also announced a new as-yet-untitled album. Here's what she said about it and Nicki during the awkward interview: "I spoke to her before, I saw her in person before".
Crown Prince Heads to Spain on Official Visit
The conservative kingdom will be represented at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time next month. In total, $9 billion will be invested, a joint statement from the company said.
Shakib stars in Sunrisers win
Williamson joined the party by hitting six off Unadkat in the fourth over as they took Sunrisers to fifty-run mark in 5.3 overs. Match Predictions - SunRisers Hyderabad has 20 out of 30 matches played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.
US Republicans preside over mammoth budget blowout
CBO also projects 3.3 percent GDP growth in 2018 and 2.4 percent in 2019 - both higher estimates than CBO forecast previous year . The US budget deficit is set to top $1 trillion (£705bn) by 2020 - levels not seen since the financial crash and World War II.
Jawan killed, civiian injured in Kulgam encounter
The police official said that the gunbattle broke out between the militants and security forces in the early hours today. Sources said the stone-pelting, which helped terrorists flee, was so intense that security forces had to retreat.