Michael Richard Pompeo (//; born December 30, 1963) is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who served under President Donald Trump as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2017 to 2018 and as the 70th United States secretary of state from 2018 to 2021.
|70th United States Secretary of State|
April 26, 2018 – January 20, 2021
|Preceded by||Rex Tillerson|
|Succeeded by||Antony Blinken|
|6th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency|
January 23, 2017 – April 26, 2018
|Preceded by||John Brennan|
|Succeeded by||Gina Haspel|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Kansas's 4th district
January 3, 2011 – January 23, 2017
|Preceded by||Todd Tiahrt|
|Succeeded by||Ron Estes|
Michael Richard Pompeo
December 30, 1963
Orange, California, U.S.
(m. 1986; div. 1997)
Susan Justice Mostrous
|Residence||Wichita, Kansas, U.S.|
|Education||United States Military Academy (BS)|
Harvard University (JD)
|Net worth||$345,000 (2014)|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1986–1991|
Pompeo is a former United States Army officer. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, representing Kansas's 4th congressional district. He was a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee. Pompeo is also a member of the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party.
Once a critic of Donald Trump, whom he called an "authoritarian", Pompeo became one of his biggest supporters after Trump became the Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump appointed Pompeo director of the Central Intelligence Agency in January 2017. Trump promoted Pompeo to secretary of state in March 2018, with Pompeo succeeding Rex Tillerson after his dismissal. Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2018, in a 57–42 vote and was sworn in the same day.
During his tenure as secretary of state, Pompeo was described as among the staunchest Trump loyalists in the Cabinet. During his tenure, he routinely flouted norms and protocols followed by his predecessors. These included using his office to campaign for Trump's re-election officials, firing and criticizing State Department inspectors general, and standing on the sidelines while Trump and his allies harassed career diplomats. A State Department Inspector General report found more than 100 instances of misconduct where Pompeo requested that State Department staff perform personal errands for him and his wife. Under Pompeo's tenure, career State Department officials quit, were forced into retirement or fired, and were replaced by inexperienced political appointees. In January 2021, Pompeo joined the Hudson Institute.