Gina Haspel could be the first woman ever to run the Central Intelligence Agency

Lester Mason
March 14, 2018

But many news outlets, including NBC and CNN, reported that Tillerson found out he was sacked went he saw Trump's tweet Tuesday morning that Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo would be the "new Secretary of State".

"We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things", Trump said on the White House lawn on Tuesday. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the move.

When Trump ultimately made his decision last week to meet with Kim, he did so without consulting Tillerson. "There were a number of policy clashes between him and the President, and I don't think he really ever was able to kind of integrate with the State Department apparatus". Goldstein had served as the under secretary of public affairs and was the fourth-highest ranking official at the State Department.

Mike Pompeo went further than many members of his own party in blaming Hillary Clinton, who was then secretary of state, and President Barack Obama's administration for the deaths of four Americans.

"I think it's important that the President and Secretary of State are on the same wavelength and I think the President now will be", the normally tight-lipped Sen. "Congratulations to all!" Trump tells reporters that Tillerson will be "much happier now". While Trump said he believes the Iran deal is "terrible", he said Tillerson that it "was okay". He also complimented Tillerson for "his commitment and his service, and I wish him well". "He's a good man who did some good work under hard circumstances".

FILE - President Donald Trump, followed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is pictured in Manila, Philippines, site of an ASEAN summit, November 14, 2017. "He will miss his colleagues at the the Department of State and the foreign ministers he has worked with throughout the world".

The president, speaking briefly to reporters yesterday about his decision to fire Tillerson, made his reasoning clear: He wanted someone who would agree with him.

August 27, 2017 - Tillerson says in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" that the U.S.is committed to advancing American values in the aftermath of the White House response to a rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier in the month.


The White House originally said Tuesday that President Trump fired Tillerson on Friday and told the secretary of state to cut his trip to Africa short and return to Washington.

Tillerson's final departure date has yet to be determined, the officials said.

Heitkamp voted to confirm the now ex-secretary past year, and said she hopes Pompeo "will seriously address" the lack of top State Department officials assigned to the Korean peninsula.

"Fawning over Putin is poor preparation for being the top diplomat of the United States of America", the statement concluded.

Tillerson had also encouraged Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal and tried to change the president's mind on leaving the Paris climate agreement.

Both she and Pompeo would need confirmation by the Senate to take the positions.

"And it is the story of an administration so focused on the next election that it lost sight of its duty to tell the American people the truth about what had happened that night", they added in their report, which came out just a few months before the presidential election in which Clinton was running.

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