Washington (CNN)Former CIA Director Leon Panetta stated Thursday that Rep. Mike Pompeo, whom President-elect Donald Trump has actually chosen to lead the firm, depends on the job and supports his election.
“He’s someone who comprehends the intelligence companies, is wise and I believe will be an excellent director,” Panetta informed CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront.”
Panetta, who later on worked as President Barack Obama’s secretary of defense, has actually made likewise favorable remarks about defense secretary candidate James Mattis.
Pompeo at his Senate verification hearing previously on Thursday stated it would be his objective to provide unvarnished truths to the President and promised to protect the company from political impact at a time when Trump has actually been important of the intelligence neighborhood. Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, likewise stated he would not reboot the CIA’s usage of boosted interrogation strategies if he were authorized for the position.
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