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Robert Gates Calls Rex Tillerson ‘Deeply Knowledgeable’ About the World

January 11, 2017 2:45 PM
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The congressional slate on Wednesday was supposed to be more daunting, before two nominees — Betsy DeVos, Mr. Trump’s choice for education secretary, and Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas, his pick to lead the C.I.A. — had their hearings moved. But Mr. Trump’s nominees, and the senators questioning them, will still be busy.

For Mr. Sessions, who completed his testimony on Tuesday, the hearing will continue with remarks from advocates on both sides. His supporters will look to build on an effective performance on Tuesday, when Mr. Sessions assured legislators that the law prohibited waterboarding and vowed to defend the...

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