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Pompeo Mulls Resignation to Run for US Senate
By Staff, Agencies
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly plans to leave his post as the top American diplomat to run for a US Senate seat, representing the state of Kansas in 2020.
Pompeo is considering keeping his post as head of the US State Department at least until early spring 2020, Time broke the news late on Tuesday, citing three high-profile sources in the GOP familiar with the official's plans.
Among the reasons behind a possible Pompeo resignation could be the ongoing impeachment probe against US President Donald Trump that is thought to be a risk for the secretary's political image, while straining his personal relationship with Trump as well, Time said.
According to Republican sources cited by the media outlet, Pompeo’s resignation will be decided by his ability to navigate the smoothest possible exit from the Trump administration. There is no indication, however, that he has discussed his plans with Trump.
Pompeo's aides reportedly denied the issue.
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