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Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News As Former Trump Aides Hit ‘Job Desert’

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has joined the Fox News Channel as a contributor in his first new job after the Trump administration.

There has been much speculation about Pompeo’s next job, and he has been mentioned as a 2024 possible presidential candidate.

There is also some belief that that he could be considering a run for the Senate from his home state of Kansas, where he had previously served as a Member of Congress in the 4th District.

A statement from Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott read in part, “Mike Pompeo is one of America’s most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security issues. I look forward to his contributions across our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective with our millions of viewers.”

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Pompeo Joins Other Presidential Administration Aides

Pompeo put out a statement as well.

“As a now former diplomat and member of Congress, and in this new role at Fox News Media, I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security.”

Mike Pompeo has an impressive resume.

He graduated first in his class from West Point – later serving as a cavalry officer patrolling the East/West German border during the cold war, and then graduated from Harvard Law, before serving four terms in Congress from 2011 to 2017.

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Trump Alumni Hit Job Wall

Since the Jan. 6 protests and subsequent riot that took place at the Capitol, many of those who served in the Trump administration are not seeing offers for advantageous and esteemed positions that might normally come the way of a former presidential staffer.

Business Insider reports that Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, says former Trump staffers are considered “radioactive” at the moment. Former George W. Bush staffers faced a similar predicament, “but even that was nothing compared to what Trump/Pence people are finding themselves in today.”

Schlapp put the unfortunate scenario in a nutshell, “If I had a dollar for every time someone in Washington said to me, hey, I’m really looking to hire someone for X job, but they can’t have worked for the Trump administration, I’d have a great sum of money.”

The Hill writes that the general consensus among lobbying firms in Washington D.C. is that former Trump employees who had established careers would be fine, but for younger people just starting out in the world of Washington D.C., one former Bush aide put it, “I think you’re basically un-hirable.”

A former Republican aide-turned-lobbyist also told a story that is common around the nation’s Capitol. 

“We had a lobbyist with one of our clients tell us, unprovoked, that if we hired a certain Trump official, that they would fire us. It wasn’t even somebody we were considering. This official was just that toxic.

Clients want to know if you’re going to send in someone who worked in the previous administration, are they still going to get the required results? Will their calls get answered?”

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Job Prospects Not All Bad For Trump Aides

The job search has not been all negative for those coming out of the Trump administration.

Mike Pompeo will join former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany as a Fox News Contributor. Another former White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, hosts a show on the Newsmax network. 

And yet another former White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has headed home to Arkansas to run for Governor in 2022.

Among other former Trump aides, former HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and former advisor Steven Miller have both started their own organizations. 

Former Vice President Mike Pence just announced a book deal, and that he is starting a political advocacy group that has also brought on board Trump alumni Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow, and Ross Vought.

 

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Becky Noble, a political blogger and writer for over 10 years, lives by the motto, “Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.” Becky holds a degree in journalism from Regent University.

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  • Ok so they are not part of the SWAMP. So what? That's what happens when you aren't part of the SWAMP. The SWAMP CREATURES all pat each other on the back and stick bills into each others pockets, and give them underage girls to bed and/or give abortions to, or young boys, and to basically continue the corruption they started when they came to DC. So this doesn't surprise me when you come out AGAINST corruption---the corrupt SWAMP doesn't reward you. Oh well.

  • SDNY is a very competent organization with an exceptional conviction rate. They do a very thorough job. Do some research.

  • Not a lot of thought and research went into this article. Many of these alumni were self-employed. Pompeo, for instance, ran his own defense contracting company before he went to Congress. And he is a lawyer too, likely working on a book deal. Mike Pence was a popular radio host and after his book may return to running his own radio show. Morgan Ortagus has returned to Fox News. Steve Mnuchin was making movies but he is a retired Goldman Sachs partner and does not need to work. Matt Schlapp was never part of the Trump administration. He runs a PAC and still does. His wife, Mercedes, was on the Trump team but before that she worked with her husband running the CPAC conventions. This article is poorly written and researched.

  • Good luck with that. Cyrus Vance is retiring and that may have something to do with the strength of the case.

  • After Trump, Pompeo is my first choice with DeSantis a very close second. I think Pompeo has to run for the senate in 2022 and go for it in 2028 for the POTUS. Immaculate record when it comes to foreign affairs with a management style and work ethics that closely resemble to DJT.

  • Manhattan DA Seizes Records From Trump Honcho’s Ex-Daughter-in-Law
    Manhattan prosecutors have reportedly seized boxes of financial records from Trump Organization honcho Allen Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law. Investigators for District Attorney Cyrus Vance had a grand jury subpoena for bank, credit card, and tax records involving Barry Weisselberg, Allen’s son, who managed the Wollman ice rink for the Trumps. The subpoena sought records related to the Trump Organization or the rink that Barry’s ex, Jennifer, had as a result of their divorce battle. “My knowledge of the documents and my voice connect the flow of money from various banks and from personal finances that bleed directly into the Trump Organization,” Jennifer Weisselberg told the paper. Vance’s office is conducting a criminal investigation into the company’s finances, and it’s increasingly clear the elder Weisselberg is a focus of that probe.

  • Just lie like the dems - they will have jobs under Cuomo and prob an acting career and a stupid award nobody cares about but the dog that needs something to bury

  • It is safe to say the Dims with a lot of help from the MSM have directed this extreme politicization of everyone and anything they want to smear. This is how the Dims have decided to unite the country. But first it will be necessary for them to divide and conquer everyone they disagree with so only their own views are left standing and deemed the only true path forward.

  • Like N. Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" Mike Pompeo has been marked in a similar way 170 years later not with a Red A but a large red T..

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