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Trump loyalist Pompeo faces North Korea challenge as top diplomat

March 13, 2018
By Matt Spetalnick, David Brunnstrom

CIA Director Mike Pompeo may have developed personal chemistry with President Donald Trump by delivering his crucial morning intelligence briefings, praising him publicly and embracing his hard-line views on issues ranging from North Korea to Iran. But with Pompeo tapped to become secretary of state, some U.S. officials and analysts worry about what they see as the Republican former congressmanís habit of telling Trump what he wants to hear, especially as the administration prepares for an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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