Trump Removes U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson; Plans To Nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo As Replacement
Washington Post: Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo
“President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday. Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington. Pompeo will replace him at the State Department, and Gina Haspel — the deputy director at the CIA — will succeed him at the CIA, becoming the first woman to run the spy agency, if confirmed…” (Parker/Rucker, 3/13).