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Mike Pompeo confirmed as CIA director

On Monday evening, the Senate voted 66-32 to confirm Mike Pompeo, a conservative congressman from Kansas, as the CIA director.

His responsibilities will include managing the global spy network and improving the contentious relationship between the agency and President Trump. As a congressman, Pompeo was a Tea Party Republican who opposed the Obama administration's nuclear accord with Iran and called the attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi "worse in some ways" than Watergate, The Washington Post reports.