(New York) Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will publish a book this fall that will cover his years in the Trump administration and, according to its publisher, offer his insight into the deals made and the characters encountered along the way.
Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of publisher HarperCollins, announced on Monday that Mike Pompeo’s book, which still has no title, is due out in November. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mr. Pompeo will “take readers deep into government decision-making and reveal the stories and strategic thinking behind key actions involving North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, Mexico, Israel, ‘Afghanistan, support for international religious freedom and many more countries and issues,’ the ad read.
Mike Pompeo, 58, is a Republican from Kansas who served three terms in Congress before President Donald Trump named him director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2017 and then secretary of state a year later. Speculation swirls about a possible presidential race for him in 2024, which could put him in competition with his former boss. Other former Trump officials considered possible candidates – and also working on books – include Vice President Mike Pence and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Mr. Trump has had clashes with several members of his cabinet, including Mr. Pompeo’s immediate predecessor as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. But Mr. Pompeo remained on good terms with Mr. Trump. He continued to defend it after the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, at a time when other officials resigned or distanced themselves. Less than two weeks later, he tweeted a message promoting Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.