BREAKING: President- Elect Trump Selects Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions As Attorney General And Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo As CIA Director
President-elect Donald Trump announced today that he selected Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General and Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
“It is an honor to nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States,” said President-elect Trump. “Jeff has been a highly respected member of the U.S. Senate for 20 years. He is a world-class legal mind and considered a truly great Attorney General and U.S. Attorney in the state of Alabama.”
Senator Sessions earned the rank of Captain during his U.S. military service. He also graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama. In addition, he served as both U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and Alabama Attorney General, according to his extensive resume.
"I am humbled to have been asked by President-elect Trump to serve as Attorney General of the United States,” said U.S. Senator Sessions. “My previous 15 years working in the Department of Justice were extraordinarily fulfilling. I love the Department, its people and its mission. I can think of no greater honor than to lead them."
Congressman Pompeo, who is currently a member of the House Intelligence Committee, will bring extensive intelligence expertise to the CIA.
“He has served our country with honor and spent his life fighting for the security of our citizens. Mike graduated number one in his class at West Point and is a graduate of Harvard Law School where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review,” President-elect said in a statement. “He will be a brilliant and unrelenting leader for our intelligence community to ensure the safety of Americans and our allies.”
He also served in the U.S. military as a cavalry officer, according to his distinguished resume.
“I am honored to have been given this opportunity to serve and to work alongside President-elect Donald J. Trump to keep America safe,” said Congressman Pompeo in a statement. “I also look forward to working with America’s intelligence warriors, who do so much to protect Americans each and every day.”