Power outage interrupts Trump's CIA director nominee Pompeo's hearing

Published 12.01.2017 23:10
Updated 12.01.2017 23:12
Mark Pompeo (AA Photo)
Mark Pompeo (AA Photo)

Electricity went out late Thursday in two U.S. Senate office buildings, interrupting a hearing for President elect-Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director.

10 minutes after the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing for Trump's CIA director nominee Mike Pompeo started, the power went out. Senator Mark Warner was delivering opening statement at the time.

"Chairman [Richard] Burr and I have committed to conduct a review of the intelligence supporting the Intelligence Community's assessment that Russia, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin–" Warner said around 10:14 a.m. local time, and the outage took place.

A spokesman for the Architect of the Capitol stated that power went out in most of the Hart Senate Office Building and in some of the adjacent Dirksen building.

The confirmation hearing for congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas was moved to Dirksen Senate Office Building and resumed in about a half hour.

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