Trump Ousts Sec. of State Rex Tillerson; CIA Director Pompeo to Replace

Posted on 03/13/2018 7:56 AM

Gina Haspel to become new CIA Director

President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a major change to his national security team amid upcoming talks with North Korea, White House officials said today.

Tillerson had been on the opposite side of several major trade and foreign policy issues of the Trump administration.

Pompeo's strong showing on a Fox News show on Sunday made Trump confident of today's move.

Trump comments. "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!" Trump tweeted. "Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!"


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