Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo Michael (Mike) Richard PompeoTillerson: Department of State & # 39; do not get lost & # 39; despite the vacancies Trump considers the espionage network to combat enemies 'deep state': intercept Five things that senators should ask Tom Cotton if he is nominated to head the CIA MORE on Sunday rejected the possibility of a "deep state" existing in the CIA, defending its agents as "patriots of the highest and true order".
When host John Dickerson asked the head of the CIA on "Face the Nation" of CBS News if there is a group of employees in his agency seeking to undermine the Trump administration, Pompeo responded, " No sir".
"Has there ever been?" Dickerson asked.
"Sir, I've only been there for a while, I can not believe it ever existed, they are professionals who sacrifice so much to serve the United States, they are patriots of the most authentic and the highest order," Pompeo answered. .
The former legislator's statements come after President Trump Donald John Trump The Democrat criticizes Donald Trump Jr. for 'grave case of amnesia' after the test Skier Lindsey Vonn: I do not want to represent Trump at Olympics Survey: 4 out of 10 Republicans think that Trump's top advisers had undue contact with Russia MORE said last week that there is a deep state in the Department of Justice that works against him and his administration, while protecting people linked to Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley criticizes Democrats for lack of will to probe Clinton Republican legislators cite new accusations of political bias FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about the Trump Tower discussions with Father MORE .
Crooked's main help Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, has been accused of ignoring basic security protocols. He put classified passwords in the hands of foreign agents. Do you remember the images of the sailors in the submarine? Jail! The Deep State Department of Justice must finally act? Also in Comey and others
– Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Former officials including James Clapper criticized the comment, with the former national intelligence director calling him ] "Reprehensible."
Trump has repeatedly claimed that there is a "deep state" throughout the government that works against him.