Groningen American with roots in race to become CIA director

Gepubliceerd op 16 november 2016 om 14:31

The Groningen-born Pete Hoekstra is named as the new director of the CIA. The 63-year-old Hoekstra would be honored to work for the new government of Donald Trump, he told Newsmax TV.


"It's a decision that Trump will have to take. He must appoint someone he can trust completely," he said.

Hoekstra Trump in the past three months in his own words "know well". "I've worked hard on his campaign and knows what he stands for. I know which way he wants with the United States, both at home and abroad."

Hoekstra moved at the age of 3 to the United States. He worked in the furniture industry and was active for many years as a parliamentarian in Michigan. Hoekstra speaks a little Dutch.

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Donald Trump has meanwhile made it known that there is no turmoil and confusion has arisen in his team. He left via Twitter that the composition of his government and advisory team claimed "runs a very organized process."

According to US media rummaging in the squad which would be prepared for the presidency of Trump. Two people who dealt with national security are no longer in the team.So Mike Rogers stepped suddenly. He was known primarily as a candidate to lead the CIA.

The NIS Editors: Photo: Newsmax TV

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