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BREAKING: Tillerson Out, Pompeo In as Secretary of State

Minutes after The Washington Post tweeted that Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state, President Trump confirmed the news on Twitter.

By NTK Staff | 03.13.2018 @9:00am
BREAKING: Tillerson Out, Pompeo In as Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO who ascended to secretary of state and seemed to clash at times with his boss, President Trump, is out at the State Department.

The Washington Post tweeted the news on Tuesday morning, reporting that CIA Director Mike Pompeo, also a former Republican congressman, will be Trump’s pick to replace Tillerson:

Not four minutes later, President Trump tweeted the news himself, and added that Gina Haspel will be his pick to lead the CIA – and the first woman to do so:

In what will end up being one of his last major actions as secretary of state, Tillerson made clear in a statement last night that the U.S. stands with British Prime Minister Theresa May in blaming Russia for a neurotoxin attack on British soil.

NTK Network reported on Monday afternoon that Prime Minister Theresa May, in remarks to the House of Commons, clearly pointed the finger at the Kremlin for the attack on a Russian dissident.

Tillerson’s statement was a notable, public pushback against Russia after another attack against a Russian defector on foreign soil. Still, reporting suggests Trump’s replacement of Tillerson was weeks or months in the making.

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