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Pompeo to decide whether to run for president in the “next few months,” Trump says will not influence the choice

Washington – Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that he will decide whether to bid for the White House in the “next few months” while he and his wife continue to assess his political future.

Pompeo said, “Susan and I are thinking, praying, trying to figure out if this is the next place to go. We haven’t come to that conclusion. We’ll find out in the next few months.” Interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings.

Pompeo’s new book, Never Care: Fighting for the America I Love, hit shelves Tuesday. The book focuses on his tenure as CIA Director and Secretary of State in the Trump administration, and is seen as a launching pad for a run for the 2024 presidential election, though Pompeo said the goal is to “tell the story” of the Trump administration’s efforts to “put the American people in Introduction to American Foreign Policy”.

If Pompeo seeks the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, he will face his former boss, who announce In November, he announced that he would run for president for the third time.

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Asked if Trump’s decision to seek the White House again would have an effect on himself, Pompeo said, “Nothing.”

“When you run for president, you’re making the case for the American people, so all the people who decide to run, on both sides of the aisle, are going to present themselves, their ideas, they’re going to present their arguments. And I hope they’re going to be speaking in basically decent language and you’re talking about America’s supreme calling and it’s an optimistic message.” “It won’t matter to Pompeo who decides to run. We’ll make that decision based on whether we think this is our moment.”

Pompeo is the only person to have held the positions of both Director of the CIA and Secretary of State, and he served all four years of the Trump administration. called in his book January 6, 2021when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from reconfirming President Biden’s victory, a day that Democrats wanted to “exploit” for political gain.

“We have had bad days in America before, and that night ended with glory. And that night ended in the United States of America to complete its constitutional process and confirm President Biden as elected president of the United States,” he said. “We should be proud of that, and we should not use violence in a political way.”

However, he said that if the people involved in the assault on the Capitol broke the law, they should be charged.

“If you committed a crime, so if you stormed the Capitol, if you committed violence, you should be prosecuted,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo also touched on the investigations in a file Mr. Biden And Trump Handling confidential documents.

In the president’s case, between 25 and 30 classified records dating back to his time in the Senate and vice president were found at his post. previous post At a Washington think tank and on site Wilmington, Delaware home. The material has been turned over to the National Archives and Justice Department.

In Trump’s case, nearly 300 classified documents from his presidency were found at his South Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago. From a segment of 300 records, more than 100 recovered by the FBI during A search certified by the court of the property in August.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed two special counsels to he supervise on the separate investigations On matters related to Mr. Biden and Trump.

Pompeo said he did not believe any sensitive government records in his possession would ever be discovered.

He said, “If you have confidential documents, handle them properly, and if you find they are in the wrong place, take responsibility, take responsibility and return them.”