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Trump taps Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA director

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo to be the director of the CIA, according to reports today.

The Associated Press reported that the choice to head the secretive agency will be rolled out Friday morning, along with Trump's pick to head the Justice Department, Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions.

The conservative Pompeo, who's been in office since 2011, was a member of the House of Representatives Select Benghazi Committee and has been a top critic of President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

He's a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard Law School.

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