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Tillerson out, Pompeo in: Trump shuffles staff via tweet

Gina by the way who I know very well who I've worked very closely with will be the first woman director of the CIA' Trump said as he departed the White House Tuesday Rand Paul Opposes Trump's Pick for CIA Director: She Seemed to 'Enjoy' Torture
Olivia Ford | 15 March, 2018, 06:07

Late Night host Seth Meyers on Tuesday night weighed in on Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonFormer WH adviser: Trump will want to rejoin Paris climate pact by 2020 Why the USA should lead on protecting Rohingya Muslims 'Bolivarian Diaspora" can no longer be ignored MORE's ouster, suggesting that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion' at VA MORE should have fired Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week House Dems call for first Education Committee hearing on school shootings since Sandy Hook MORE instead. CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel will succeed him, also following Senate confirmation.

Wisconsin's U.S. Senators reacted, to changes at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency.

The crux of the July 2015 pact between Iran and six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - was that Iran would restrict its nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions that have crippled its economy.

"We are now seeing President Trump surround himself with people who are like-minded", Blaxland said. "When you look at the Iran deal: I think it's awful, I guess he thought it was okay".

"She'll have to answer for that period of time, but I think she's a highly qualified person", Sen. I wanted to either break it or do something.

The president later said he and the former ExxonMobil CEO "were not really thinking the same", but that Pompeo had a "similar thought process".

"What is most important is to ensure an orderly and smooth transition during a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges", Tillerson said.

Shortly before the president said he would meet with Kim, Tillerson had stressed that the US was a "long ways from negotiations" with North Korea. "The Secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason (for his firing), but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve", Goldstein said.

Barely 24 hours after his visit to Nigeria, Rex Tillerson was sacked as the 69th United States Secretary of State.Tillerson was in Nigeria and Chad on the last leg of his maiden trip to Africa. But, after more than a year of Mr Tillerson's stubborn performance, perhaps Mr Trump has given up on the power of deals to remake United States foreign policy in his image.

In recent months, Trump and Tillerson have had several public disagreements, specifically over how to deal with North Korea. "We think she should stand trial to defend herself against the allegations that she was involved in torture and she shouldn't be appointed to any position", the head of the ECCHR's crime division told Al-Jazeera Tuesday. I like Rex a lot.

The biggest shakeup of Trump's Cabinet since he took office more than a year ago, which the president announced on Twitter, comes as the administration prepares for an unprecedented meeting with the leader of North Korea.

Announcing Tillerson's sacking in a tweet earlier Tuesday, Trump lavished praise on Pompeo, saying he would do a "fantastic job!"

In her current post, she worked with Pompeo to manage intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence and cooperation with the CIA's foreign counterparts.

Tillerson canceled his entire schedule that Saturday in Ethiopia, with the State Department telling reporters he was sick.

Trump pointed out he did not discuss much with Tillerson regarding his decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The undersecretary for public affairs at the State Department, Steve Goldstein, offered a different account of Tillerson's departure.

Politico reported in February that a fuming Tillerson said there can not be "four secretaries of state", referencing what he saw as intrusion by Kushner, UN ambassador Nikki Haley and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

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