White House Releases Photos Of Mike Pompeo With Kim Jong Un To Praise Confirmation

The CIA director secretly met with the North Korean leader this month.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders celebrated CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as secretary of state on Thursday by sharing photos of his secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Pompeo met with the leader this month before direct talks between Kim and President Donald Trump planned for late May or early June.

“Great to have Secretary Pompeo confirmed,” Sanders wrote on Twitter. “He will do an excellent job helping @POTUS lead our efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.” 

According to Trump, during his clandestine trip to North Korea, Pompeo wasn’t initially supposed to meet with Kim face to face. But the two ended up meeting for more than an hour. 

“They got along,” Trump said during an interview Thursday on “Fox & Friends.” Pompeo and Kim spoke for over an hour in what Trump described as a “great meeting.” 

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