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Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state began his Senate confirmation testimony Thursday by refusing to discuss a reported meeting he had with Trump about then-FBI director James Comey.

He also confirmed that he has been interviewed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, but declined to say whether it was related to that Trump meeting.

Though introduced by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) as honest and candid, CIA Director Mike Pompeo wouldn’t “talk about the conversations the president and I had.”

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Author: By Spencer.Ackerman@thedailybeast.com (Spencer Ackerman)