Most of the nominees confirmed were for executive branch positions, including a handful of new US attorneys and members of the Federal Communications Commission. Only a few judicial nominees were part of the deal, as Democrats have opposed many of Trump's picks.
US Senator Corker’s amendment would have pared back Trump’s authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose tariffs on national security grounds without obtaining Congress’ consent.
On Friday Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del, joined the committee's other Democrats, and one Republican, in saying he'll oppose. That means Pompeo, now the CIA director, may not have enough support for a favorable recommendation.
"We've had a number of discussions with our Pakistani partners on expectations for change and expelling terrorists from areas in which they've been allowed to operate," Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said.
Whether any Senate emails could be published in such a way isn't clear. Previous warnings that German lawmakers' correspondence might be leaked by Fancy Bear ahead of last year's election there appear to have come to nothing.