Michael Richard Pompeo was born December 30, 1963. He is a former three-term U.S. congressman from Kansas, and became the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and is now the 70th U.S. secretary of state under President Donald Trump.
Pompeo was born and raised in Southern California. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and spent five years in active duty. He graduated at Harvard Law School and ran two businesses before turning to politics.
Pompeo has stated that he opposes same-sex marriage and that abortions should only be allowed if necessary to save the life of the mother. He also opposed the Affordable Care Act.
Mike and his wife are affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school and serving as a church deacon.
Israel envoy vindicated by Washington's decision tells Europeans to back off ■ Israeli human rights activist argues there can be no peace without advocating for Palestinian and Israeli well-being equally
Analysis After Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, the Latest Trump Statement Isn't Going to Make Settlements Legal
With both Trump and Netanyahu facing political troubles at home, timing of U.S. policy shift is surprising, as Secretary Pompeo insists all his administration is trying to do is 'advance peace'
Israelis Laud 'Historic' U.S. Policy Shift on Settlements; Palestinians Call for International Rebuke
The EU stresses following the announcement, made by Secretary Pompeo, that 'all settlement activity erodes the prospects for a lasting peace'
Meeting takes place after Pompeo, U.S. Vice President Pence broker cease-fire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria
The visit will take place amid ongoing Ankara's offensive in Syria
U.S. secretary of state defended the Trump administration's approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress
'I was on the call,' secretary of state says as Democrats look into Trump's request from Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden
Iran, which has denied involvement in the incident, warned the U.S. it will retaliate immediately if it is targeted
Pompeo says Iran launched 'unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply' after attacks that raise concerns about global oil supply
Chances for European efforts at renewed U.S.-Iran talks increasingly under strain as Mike Pompeo says 'reliable information' shows tanker headed to Syrian port
Lebanese sources say Pompeo 'stressed the need to avoid any escalation and work with all concerned parties to prevent any form of deterioration'
'Many on the Hill aren't willing to join in curbing wasteful spending,' senior administration official says
United States has issued a warrant to seize the tanker on the grounds that it had links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which it designates as a terrorist organization
State Secretary and Khamenei trade barbs on Twitter on Jewish, Muslim holidays
Called 'Operation Sentinel,' the American plan has thus far attracted few commitments from other nations
U.S. Secretary of State also dismisses in Fox interview Iran's claims that is has captured 17 spies working for the CIA
Pompeo said Chinese government officials sought to discourage countries from attending a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom
Deal is expected to be based on an American promise to withdraw its troops in exchange for a Taliban promise not to use Afghanistan as a base for terrorism
Some lawmakers and activists worry move could minimize abortion and LGBTQ rights as secretary of state says institutions built to protect rights have drifted from mission
Before heading to negotiations, Washington must set its red lines and clarify what it offers in return
The U.S. secretary of state says Trump has done everything in his power to avoid war with Tehran in view of the unmistakable evidence in the Oman attack
Opinion Pompeo’s Promise to Protect U.K. Jews From Corbyn Was Shocking, Foolish - and Morally Perfect
When Pompeo committed to 'pushing back' against Corbyn it wasn’t just another Trump administration stumble. The U.S. cannot be indifferent to an anti-Semite coming to power - and nor should any other Western state
In a leaked audio, the U.S. secretary of state is heard saying about allegations of anti-Semitism aimed at the Labour party leader: 'We won't wait for him to do things'
Members of Congress, including some Republicans, preparing legislation to stop plan that circumvents precedent of legislators reviewing arms deals
Trump told reporters, 'I understand when he says that, because most people think it can’t be done. I think it probably can. But as I say often, we’ll see what happens'
In a leaked tape from a closed-door meeting of Jewish leaders, the U.S. secretary of state said, he understands 'why people think this will be a deal that only the Israelis could love,' urges leaders to keep an open mind
'An emergency requires the immediate sale' of weapons 'in order to deter further the malign influence of Iran,' Pompeo argues, invoking rarely used provision
Officials suspect the document politicized and skewed assessments against Iran in a bid to lay the groundwork to justify military action