Mike Pompeo 'threw binders' at subordinates at CIA — and demanded they take polygraphs: report
Kremlin photo of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

On Tuesday, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reported that President Donald Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was prone to "fits of anger" while working as Director of the CIA — including throwing binders at officials and demanding they take polygraph tests:


Pompeo, a former GOP representative from Kansas, was initially appointed by Trump to serve as CIA Director in 2017, then moved to the State Department after the firing of Rex Tillerson.

Pompeo is one of many senior Trump administration officials caught up in the Ukraine scandal, as new reporting reveals he was listening in on the call in which Trump apparently tried to extort the president of Ukraine to help him dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.