Top Former Trump Official Scores Lucrative Media Gig

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott revealed that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will join the conservative news network as a contributing correspondent.

Pompeo will contribute across all of the Fox News platforms – including Fox business.

Pompeo joints a growing list of former Trump officials to join a conservative news network. Just last month, Fox News announced the employment of former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

The cycle has continued during the Biden administration, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and press secretary Jen Psaki are both former CNN analysts.

Pompeo was previously the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and was instrumental in historic negotiations with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. His work helped broker the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korea and also helped release three detained Americans from North Korea.

The newest member of the Fox News family also played key roles in the decision to strike top Iranian

Before joining the Trump administration, Pompeo was elected to four terms in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the House of Representatives, serving from 2011 until joining the Trump administration in 2017. He sat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee and House Select Committee on Benghazi.

He graduated first in his class at United States Military Academy at West Point, served as a cavalry officer patrolling the border between East and West Germany during the Cold War, and graduated from Harvard Law School.

Author: Sebastian Hayworth