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(Report) White House Plans Replacing Rex Tillerson With Mike Pompeo

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The White House plans to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

The New York Times reports that the White House is making plans to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with current CIA director Mike Pompeo, following reports of a strained relationship between Tillerson and the president. The intent is to replace Pompeo with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who has indicated he would accept the job if asked.

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Trump has given final approval to the plan, but he has been said to have soured on Mr. Tillerson and in general is ready to make a change at the State Department. John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, developed the transition plan and has discussed it with other officials.

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