Entertainment Fox News Hires Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Pompeo sought flurry of unmaskings last spring
The secretary of State made requests as Trump leveled criticism of Obama-era queries, records show.Pompeo, who was sworn in in April 2018, appears to have gone on an unmasking binge in late 2019 and early 2020. His first request came on August 23, 2019, and they seemed to accelerate thereafter, reaching a frequency of several per week in late April and May 2020, when the newly released summary ends.
Fox News has hired former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a contributor role.
Pompeo, who will make his first appearance in his new role on the channel on Friday’s Fox & Friends, will appear across Fox News and Fox Business programming.
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In a statement Thursday, Pompeo said he intends “to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security.”
Pompeo, who was a congressman and director of the Central Intelligence Agency before being named Secretary of State in 2018, is the most high-profile former Trump administration official to join Fox News since President Trump left office in January.
Mike Pompeo Says America Will Be Less Secure if It Returns to 'Crappy Deal' With Iran
The former secretary of state defended the work that the Trump administration did with Iran."If this Administration unwinds that and goes back to the crappy deal that we had with Iran when President Obama was in office, America will be less secure," he explained during an interview with radio talk show host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770.
Fox News previously hired former economic adviser, and also tapped former to serve as a contributor and co-host of Outnumbered. One of McEnany’s predecessors, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, before stepping aside to run for Governor of Arkansas earlier this year.
Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News as Paid Contributor—Because of Course .
Yet another member of Team Trump has joined Fox News. The conservative cable network announced Thursday that it has signed ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a paid on-air contributor. Pompeo is scheduled to make his first appearance as a network employee on Friday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends. “Mike Pompeo is one of America’s most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security issues. I look forward to his contributions across our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective with our millions of viewers,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a press release.