President-elect Donald Trump wants Mike Pompeo to head-up the CIA:
BREAKING: Trump official says Rep. Mike Pompeo to be nominated for CIA director.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 18, 2016
So much for Trump’s promise to get the government off our backs.
Pompeo is an enthusiastic supporter of NSA surveillance. He not only wants the NSA’s bulk data-collection program brought back, he wants a significant expansion.
He also wants to kill Edward Snowden. In February, Pompeo said Snowden “should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence.”
In January, he wrote:
Congress should pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database. Legal and bureaucratic impediments to surveillance should be removed. That includes Presidential Policy Directive-28, which bestows privacy rights on foreigners and imposes burdensome requirements to justify data collection.
Pompeo also wants to dump the nuclear deal with Iran:
I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. https://t.co/bifC97jWpY
— Mike Pompeo (@RepMikePompeo) November 17, 2016
Sorry, Mike. The world’s largest terrorist state is the US government.
He has ideas for Trump’s plan to interrogate and deport Muslims. In 2013 during a speech delivered on the House floor, Pompeo said Muslim leaders who fail to denounce acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam are “potentially complicit” in the attacks. He wants to keep the Guantánamo Bay internment camp on annexed Cuban territory open.
Appointing Mike Pompeo to the CIA will make certain the war on terror expands and Orwellian surveillance continues.
The alt right is celebrating:
Three excellent appointments https://t.co/QUc61UMtbH
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 18, 2016
The talk show host claims to be an expert on the Constitution. He does not offer an explanation on how the NSA violating the Fourth Amendment through pervasive surveillance is constitutional.