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Docs: Pompeo Failed to Disclose Additional Business Ties to China

Mike Pompeo—director of the CIA and President Trump’s pick for secretary of State—has even more previously undisclosed business ties to China than were reported earlier this month. Pompeo came under criticism earlier in April for failing to disclose last year that he owned a Kansas business that imported oil-field equipment from a company owned by the Chinese government. New documents obtained by the Huffington Post show Pompeo’s business links to Beijing are even deeper than previously thought, although he continues to deny his involvement in foreign business. The new documents show Pompeo’s company imported products—12 shipments of oil and gas equipment—from two subsidiaries of the state-owned oil company China National Petroleum Corporation, bringing the total number of Pompeo’s undisclosed relationships with foreign firms to four.