According to the publication, Pompeo announced to three Republicans his intention to participate in the U.S. Senate election from Kansas next year.

Sources said that initially Pompeo intended to remain in the US State Department until the spring of 2020, but is now reviewing its plans.

The article states that recent events, including the Trump impeachment procedure, “cause political damage to Pompeo.”

In October, Pompeo announced that his senior adviser, Michael McKinley, had resigned for legitimate personal reasons.