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US Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director

Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo to be President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director on Monday, despite some lawmakers' concerns that he might expand surveillance or allow the use of so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques widely considered torture.

As voting continued, there were 67 "yes" votes, more than enough to confirm Pompeo, and 30 voted against. Almost all the opposition was from Democrats.

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