Trump ousts Rex Tillerson, names Mike Pompeo as new US Secretary of State

(CIA take over State Department? that’s interesting)

from Straits Times

US President Donald Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said on Tuesday (March 13).

Mr Trump last Friday asked Mr Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

Mr Pompeo will replace him at the State Department, and Ms Gina Hapsel – the deputy director at the CIA – will succeed him at the CIA, becoming the first woman to run the spy agency, if confirmed…

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6 Responses

  1. The Trump phenomenon and #TheStorm #GreatAwakening will one day be seen as the most sophisticated con-job ever.
    History isn’t being made, it’s being repeated.

  2. Gina, as those of us who are her friends call her — is eminently qualified for the job having run one of the first CIA facilities – later called ‘black sites’ – a prison in Thailand code-named ‘Cat’s Eye,’ where a low-tech interrogating technique involving only water (and a board, I think) was perfected.
    Only a male chauvinist pig could claim women are not as good as men in any job.

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