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Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump Were a Terrible Fit. That's All There Is To It

9 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump, who just fired him, were a terrible fit from day one. It's pointless to seek a more profound truth here, as media boffins will insist on doing. The news doesn't show that business leaders are unfit for government service, though it does illustrate the old observation that if they choose to serve, they'll probably be miserable. The larger, worrying trend is that after Gary Cohn's resignation as Trump's chief economic adviser , the administration in one week has lost two of its most substantial members.
The bad fit should...
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White House Fires Aide Who Contradicted Terms of Tillerson's Firing

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

Two U.S. officials say the White House has fired one of Rex Tillerson's top aides after he contradicted the official account of the secretary of state's dismissal by President Donald Trump.
The officials said Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, was informed of the move shortly after he released a statement in his name saying that Tillerson was “unaware of the reason” for his termination. Goldstein had also told reporters that Tillerson learned of his firing Tuesday morning from Trump's tweet announcing he was nominating CIA chief Mike...
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Trump replaces Tillerson with Pompeo in dramatic shakeup

9 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by tweet on Tuesday and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place, abruptly ending Tillerson's turbulent tenure as America's top diplomat and escalating the administration's chaotic second-year shake-up.
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Trump's Defense Secretary Loses an Ally With Tillerson Firing

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

With the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis lost his closest ally in the tumultuous Trump Administration.
A retired four-star Marine Corps general, Mattis consulted with Tillerson on a daily basis to resolve foreign policy dilemmas spanning from strife on the Korean Peninsula to the formulation of a new Afghanistan strategy.
When Mattis unveiled the U.S. National Defense Strategy earlier this year, he stressed this importance of working with Tillerson to tackle issues and dealing with the White House.
“It starts with me having breakfast every...
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Who's next? Pompeo-Tillerson shake-up sparks Twitter speculation on Trump firings

Who's next? Pompeo-Tillerson shake-up sparks Twitter speculation on Trump firings

9 monthes ago   |   By RT

As news of the latest Trump administration cull spreads, social media is alight with reactions and speculation. Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, while Gina Haspel will lead the CIA.
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Trump pick for top diplomatic post kind of hates diplomacy

Trump pick for top diplomatic post kind of hates diplomacy

9 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo for the position. Now, the person who could head the top diplomatic post in the country doesn't even seem to be a fan of diplomacy.
Pompeo supported the torture program before he suddenly opposed it , is hawkish on North Korea , opposes the Iran nuclear deal , and has sought to expand the drone program , allowing the CIA to carry out strikes in Afghanistan.
In an impromptu presser on the White House's south lawn, Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he replaced Tillerson - who...
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‘We Disagreed on Things.' Read President Trump's Remarks After Firing Rex Tillerson

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

Following the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , President Donald Trump commented on his decision and took questions from the media.
Trump maintained that he and Tillerson “disagreed on things,” while adding that he shares more views with Mike Pompeo , whom he tapped to replace Tillerson. Most notably, Trump pointed to the Iran deal as a source of dispute between he and Tillerson. Trump also claimed he and Tillerson discussed the matter “for a very long time.”
Trump emphasized that he's gotten along well with Pompeo and said they have “very good chemistry” in addition to agreeing...
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Trump's Nominee to Lead CIA Supervised Torture of Mistakenly Identified Subject, Then Destroyed Evidence

9 monthes ago   |   By Slate

Rex Tillerson has been fired as Secretary of State; CIA director Mike Pompeo has been nominated to replace him. Donald Trump's nominee to replace Pompeo at the CIA is Gina Haspel, who had been the agency's deputy director.
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Why Trump's Personal Assistant Was Abruptly Fired and Escorted Off White House Grounds

9 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

President Donald Trump is culling the ranks again. This time, amid the tumult of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's departure, was the abrupt firing of a less public figure: Trump's personal assistant John McEntee.
McEntee, who has been by Trump's side for the past three years, was escorted out of the White House on Monday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal reported. There are few details about his firing, except that it was related to serious financial crimes. McEntee left without his belongings and wasn't even able to grab his jacket as he was escorted out of the White House and into the...
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The Latest: Corker expresses surprise at Tillerson firing

9 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - The Latest on the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson : 10:35 a.m. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, says President Donald Trump's decision to fire his chief diplomat caught him by surprise. Corker, who has been Tillerson's most vocal supporter on Capitol Hill, acknowledged "there's been tensions" between Tillerson and Trump. But he says, it had seemed "that they had learned to work together a little bit better." Corker said he didn't know what precipitated the firing.
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CIA's Pompeo brings insider's touch to secretary of state role

9 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Mike Pompeo, if confirmed as the next secretary of state, would bring a number of assets to his new role as the top U.S. diplomat: the confidence of President Donald Trump, government experience and an insider's knowledge of Congress and the federal bureaucracy.
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Who Is Gina Haspel, President Trump's Pick for CIA Director?

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he will nominate Gina Haspel to become the new CIA director, replacing Mike Pompeo, who will be nominated as the next Secretary of State .
If confirmed, Haspel would be the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! 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!
- Donald J. Trump March 13, 2018
In a statement, Gina Haspel...
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