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Washington (CNN) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs his Foggy Bottom post on Wednesday a loyal Trump footman to the very end. Some of his most consequential decisions were announced in the final weeks of his tenure, leaving behind a minefield for the Biden administration to navigate. […] And as the United States continues to grapple with the fallout of an assault on its very institutions of democracy — one incited by the President and his allies — Pompeo leaves with an apparent eye toward his own political future on a tide of Twitter self-congratulations. […] Pompeo cancels Europe trip after Luxembourg snub Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach described Pompeo as “very strategic” and “tough,” which he saw as attributes in dealing with China. […] Sources said there were high hopes for the outset of his tenure, as he took over a department decimated under Tillerson, with the first senior State Department official telling CNN that Pompeo made “significant headway at the beginning of his tenure” in making the State Department relevant to the President.
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