Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as 70th secretary of state
30 April, 2018, 11:54 | Author: Charlene Valdez
"... Shortly after the vote at the Capitol, Mr. Pompeo went across the street to the Supreme Court, where he was sworn in by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr".
For Pompeo, a long list of pressing issues awaits, including a decision on the Iran nuclear deal, Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and ongoing disagreements in the White House about the future United States role in Syria.
Trump added that the two spoke for more than an hour and that there were "incredible pictures of the two talking and meeting".
Pompeo faced unprecedented opposition to his becoming the nation's top diplomat - many Democrats who just previous year voted to confirm him as Central Intelligence Agency director publicly opposed him as the next secretary of state.
But ultimately, the 54-year-old West Point graduate and former congressman beat back critics, easily winning Senate confirmation in a 57-42 vote. Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang over Easter after being nominated for secretary of state and met with Kim ahead of the planned summit with Trump, expected in late May or June. He's expected to have an easier time in the full Senate, though the tally will still likely be close.
Pompeo is expected to be sworn in nearly immediately.
Your package is in the boot: Amazon's in-car deliveries
Customers can track when their vehicle was unlocked and relocked in the App's activity feed, and rate their in-car delivery . Alyssa Bronikowski with Amazon says, "What's convenient about it is that you can now receive deliveries wherever you are".
In Brussels, Pompeo will attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministers summit and meet with the top diplomats from Turkey and Italy.
An NBC spokesman told The Washington Post there is no record of Curry's complaint and it was not noted in Lauer's personnel file. Variety reported that Vester's friends corroborated her story, as did contemporaneous journal entries.
Walker, who is also co-chair of the Prayer Caucus, didn't explicitly say another Catholic could not serve as House chaplain. A group of bipartisan lawmakers in the House are drafting a letter to send to Ryan asking he explain the resignation.
The US Department of Commerce banned US exports to the company after it found that ZTE violated an agreement. It said the probe of Huawei is similar to one that China's ZTE Corp. says is now threatening its survival .
The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation tried to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor. Chaika, his representatives and his institutions other than those related to my professional functions as a lawyer".
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The sanctions threatened the business of Rusal , which accounts for some seven percent of the world's aluminum production. Aluminum steadied after a four-day selloff that accelerated after the USA decision to ease sanctions against United Co.
Gross refining margin stood at United States dollars 11 per barrel, well within the range expected by most analysts. Reliance Retail reported 134.1% growth in revenues to Rs. 24,183 crore and its EBIT rose 291.4% to Rs. 951 crore.
Police personnel pay tribute to Constable Lateef Gojri at a wreath laying ceremony in Tral , Kashmir, on Tuesday. Heavy reinforcements laid a cordon around a vast area to prevent the militants from fleeing.
After years of physical and emotional abuse and suppression, the girl was finally able to escape, leading to the couple's arrest. The Toures are also accused of confiscating the girl's official documentation and keeping her in the USA until her visa expired.
Defense attorney Kathleen Bliss chastised Constand for "cavorting around with a married man old enough to be her grandfather". Cosby, who had been silent throughout the trial, shouted back. " I want to see a serial rapist convicted ", Thomas said.
But she echoed the Prime Minister, saying there was nothing wrong with trying to remove people who were in the country unlawfully. The Home Office has launched a major review to check whether anyone has been incorrectly deported.
Kanye West's new song explains his Twitter rant
On the track, Yeezy debates with rapper T.I. about numerous issues brought up during West's week of tweeting about the president. Meanwhile, the "Graduation" artist argues he's wearing the hat to promote unity and make people understand each other.
Phase 2 begins as Warriors welcome Anthony Davis and Co
The Warriors made only 9.4 3-pointers per game at a 33.6 percent clip against the Spurs, marks well below their season averages. Davis was a beast against Portland but he'll find the going tougher in this series against a rotating crew of defenders.
Crude oil futures down at Rs 4545 per barrel
Gasoline stocks were down (-3.0m vs. -0.3m expected) while distillate stocks (-3.0m vs. -0.4m expected) were also down. USA crude oil inventories rose by 2.2 million barrels in the week to April 20 to 429.74 million barrels.
Michael Cohen Pleads The Fifth In Stormy Daniels Case
Ironically, on the campaign trail Mr Trump said innocent people don't plead the fifth , and that it was only for "mobsters". Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti responded to Cohen pleading the Fifth, calling his move a "stunning development".