Secretary of State Tillerson out amid clashes with Trump, to be replaced by CIA Director Pompeo, First woman to to head CIA, Gina Haspel, replaces Pompeo


So he’s out. Too bad. But I think we are seeing the emergence of Trump Administration 2.0. Or perhaps it’s 1.8. It’s hard to tell at this point.

(From CNBC)

Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of State, ending a tumultuous tenure as America’s top diplomat that was marked by a series of public disagreements with his boss — President Donald Trump.

Trump plans to appoint CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace the former Exxon Mobil chief executive. The president picked deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to run the spy agency. She would become the first woman to do so.

The Washington Post first reported the news, which the president quickly confirmed in a tweet. Trump thanked Tillerson for his service and said Pompeo will do a “fantastic job.”

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