Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ousted in favor of CIA chief, Trump announces

Posted on Tuesday, 13th March 2018 @ 01:03 PM by Text Size A | A | A

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WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to remove Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Trump announced Tuesday.

The move, first reported by The Washington Post, was followed by a tweet from Trump. 

Gina Haspel will become the first woman director of the CIA, Trump said. Both she and Pompeo will have to be confirmed by the Senate.

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