Tillerson out at secretary of state, to be replaced by CIA chief Pompeo
13 March, 2018, 15:39
"Mike Pompeo, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will become our new Secretary of State. Congratulations to all!" he tweeted. "He will do a fantastic job!" the president tweeted.
Trump also thanked Tillerson, saying "A great deal has been accomplished over the last fourteen months, and I wish him and his family well", according to the Washington Post.
As the New York Times reported previous year, "as a clandestine officer at the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of two terrorism suspects and later took part in an order to destroy videotapes documenting their brutal interrogations at a secret prison in Thailand".
Trump's statement did not mention Tillerson, with whom he has been at odds on issues ranging from North Korea to steel and aluminum tariffs throughout the first 14 months of his administration.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside.
Pompeo said in a statement, "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.
Mr. Trump made Tuesday's move while Mr. Tillerson, formerly the CEO of ExxonMobil, was out of the country, finishing a week-long tour of several African nations.
Last Thursday, Tillerson said it would be premature for Trump to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In October, NBC reported that Tillerson called the president a "moron" following a meeting in July.
The ruling TRS would finalise its strategy for the session at a meeting of its MLAs and MLCs today, TRS sources said. I just checked the condition of Swamy Goud. "Komatireddy and others were clearly drunk in the House", he alleged.
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Cohn said he would resign shortly after he lost a fight over Trump's plans for hefty steel and aluminum import tariffs. Rick Saccone, a Republican who is in a tight special-election race in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.
Starting cornerback TJ Carrie and safety Reggie Nelson are both scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on Wednesday. Smith was arrested for causing "great bodily injury" related to an altercation in Pasadena past year , the report said.
These and other moves boosted the number of United States troops in Afghanistan by at least 3,500 to a total of more than 14,000. Mattis said he had seen some positive indications from Islamabad, noting some Pakistani military operations along the border.
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The governor stated the visit might also signal a complete end to the violent attacks on Benue communities by marauding herdsmen. He said 60 percent of the IDPs were sadly children who ordinarily should have been in school.
Why Tesla Suspended Model 3 Production Last Month
Zacks Investment Research cut Tesla from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD grew its holdings in Tesla by 77.1% in the fourth quarter. (NASDAQ: TSLA ).
Mourinho shrugs off criticism from 'worst manager' De Boer
Asked if it would be a failure if United were knocked out, Mourinho said: "A failure?" "Sanchez has lived with pressure", he said. Ex Inter and Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer has slammed Jose Mourinho for his treatment towards Marcus Rashford .
Family in Arizona helping Cardinals with pitch to Kirk Cousins
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