Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the Senior Counsel for Global Affairs at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Before joining the ACLJ, Pompeo led the U.S. State Department as Secretary of State. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Pompeo also served four terms in Congress, representing Kansas’ 4th District. During his tenure, he served on the House Intelligence Committee, as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee and House Select Benghazi Committee.

After graduating first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pompeo served as a U.S. Army tank platoon leader and then cavalry officer and squadron maintenance officer in West Germany prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

After retiring from active duty at the rank of Captain, Pompeo graduated from Harvard Law School, having been an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Harvard Law Review. He then worked as a lawyer in a D.C. firm.

Secretary Pompeo brings unique and unparalleled experience in foreign policy, diplomacy, and leadership to his role with the ACLJ.

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Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs

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2021 was undoubtedly another difficult year for America. Despite Joe Biden’s promises on the campaign trail, the health and economic crises brought on by the Coronavirus have not gone away – in fact, they have been exacerbated by feckless, overbearing action on the part of the Biden Administration,

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This Christmas Season, Remember Those Still Struggling To Celebrate

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Over 2,000 years ago, a baby was born in the small village of Bethlehem to humble conditions, surrounded by livestock, with a manger filled with hay for a bed. His birth was, and still is, a sign to so many that light had come to a dark world. To this day, Christians, including myself, still...

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The Supreme Court Must Finally Undo the Injustices of Roe v. Wade

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It has been nearly 50 years since the Supreme Court bowed to public pressure and issued a wholly unjust, unconstitutional ruling in its decision on Roe v. Wade, in which the Court fabricated a constitutional “right” to perform an abortion that is nowhere to be found in our founding documents. Now,

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The U.S. Must Completely Boycott the Upcoming Olympics in China

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