Senate Committee Questions Trump Pick For CIA Director

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CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

It’s the third day of Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks.

On Thursday a Senate housing committee questions Dr. Ben Carson, who is the nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Senate Armed Services Committee is considering retired Gen. James Mattis for Secretary of Defense; and the Senate Intelligence Committee is holding a hearing for Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas. Pompeo is Trump’s pick for director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young recaps a few moments from the Pompeo hearing so far.

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