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Trump Ousts Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, Replaces Him With CIA Director Mike Pompeo

WorldNews Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Trump Ousts Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, Replaces Him With CIA Director Mike PompeoThe Washington Post reports U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the top US diplomat, was ousted early Tuesday by President Donald Trump, orchestrating a major change to the country’s national security team in the midst of delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday. Last Friday, the report said, Trump asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington. Tillerson will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the report said, adding Gina Hapsel, the deputy director at the CIA, will replace Pompeo. If confirmed, Hapsel will become the first woman to run the spy agency. In a statement issued...
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