Great. Word is also that Tom Cotton, the neoconservative senator, would then leave the Senate to head the CIA. I wouldn’t call that progress.
John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, developed the transition plan and has discussed it with other officials, the Times reported. Under his plan, the staff reshuffle would happen around the end of the year or shortly afterward.
Tillerson’s departure has been widely rumored for months, with attention focused on Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as his likely replacement.
But Pompeo, a former member of Congress, has increasingly moved to the forefront as he has gained Trump’s trust on national security matters.