Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA, has been a congressman from Kansas for the past six years. He's shown here questioning Hillary Clinton last year during a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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For CIA Nominee Mike Pompeo, 'Not A Good Situation To Inherit'

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President-elect Trump met in the Oval Office with President Obama last month. Trump would get daily intelligence briefings there, but he has expressed skepticism about their worth. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and John Podesta arrive for a portrait unveiling ceremony for retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., last week. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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U.S. intelligence agencies charge that operatives with ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin's (above) administration hacked private Clinton and Democratic National Committee emails during the presidential election and released them via WikiLeaks. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption

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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions pledges his support for then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before speaking to supporters on Oct. 10 at a rally in Ambridge, Pa. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Former CIA operative Sabrina De Sousa, photographed in her then-home in Washington, D.C., in 2013, has lost an appeal to the Portuguese court system and will be extradited to Italy, she says. Barbara L. Salisbury/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Sabrina De Sousa, shown here at her Washington home in 2012, is a former CIA officer who was convicted in absentia by an Italian court for the 2003 abduction of a terrorism suspect, cleric Abu Omar, in Milan, Italy. She was detained in Portugal and could be extradited to Italy. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Will An Ex-CIA Spy Go To Prison In Italy?

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Duane "Dewey" Clarridge, a CIA veteran, speaks in May 2007 during an Arkansas Committee on Foreign Relations luncheon in Little Rock, Ark. The retired spy criticized the CIA's leadership and said a lack of human intelligence had led to mistakes in Iraq, Iran and North Korea. Mike Wintroath/AP hide caption

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Russia's Vladimir Putin makes a speech in 2009 after receiving an award in Dresden, Germany, where he served as a KGB officer during the Cold War. Norbert Millauer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spy Vs. Spies: Why Deciphering Putin Is So Hard For U.S. Intelligence

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Gen. Michael Hayden, the former head of the National Security Agency and the CIA, testifies before Congress last August. In an interview with NPR, Hayden says the intelligence agencies, not the White House, were responsible for getting it wrong when they concluded that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction prior to the U.S. invasion in 2003. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Hayden: Blame Intel Agencies, Not White House, For Getting Iraq Wrong

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CIA Director John Brennan made this case against encryption on Monday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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After Paris Attacks, Encrypted Communication Is Back In Spotlight

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CIA Director John Brennan listens during a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., in December 2014. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

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Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

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Report Reveals Deeply Misguided Interrogation Tactics, Feinstein Says

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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

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