Saturday, 22 September, 2018

A look at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning said he was replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with former CIA director Mike Pompeo Tillerson out at secretary of state, to be replaced by CIA chief Pompeo
Ellis Copeland | 13 March, 2018, 15:36

President Trump on Tuesday ousted Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and said he is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. He will do a fantastic job!

Trump also announced that Deputy Director of the CIA Gina Haspel take Pompeo's place as Director of the CIA, the first woman to be appointed to the job. The Secretary of State was reportedly asked Friday to return to Washington and informed he would be let go by Trump.

Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, began having his name floated as Tillerson's inevitable replacement in November of 2017.

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Steve Goldstein, said on Monday, March 12 that Tillerson would end his trip early to deal with work that needs to be attended to in Washington, D.C.

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Mr. Trump said Mr. Pompeo "has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernizing our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building close ties with our friends and allies in the global intelligence community", the president said in a statement.

More on this as it develops.

A senior White House official said: "The president wanted to make sure to have his new team in place in advance of the upcoming talks with North Korea and various ongoing trade negotiations".

In a written statement that followed the tweet, Pompeo said that, if confirmed, "I look forward to guiding the world's finest diplomatic corps in formulating and executing the President's foreign policy". Both Mr. Pompeo and Ms. Haspel will require Senate confirmation.

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