Friday, 20 July, 2018


Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as state secretary

Incoming CIA director Gina Haspel delivers remarks at the 2017 William J. Donovan Award Dinner in Washington DC Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as state secretary
Bennie Garza | 13 March, 2018, 19:23

Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Tillerson and is replacing him with Mike Pompeo, now the Central Intelligence Agency director. Tillerson disagreed with Trump on issues from his decision to quit the Paris climate accords to his inclination to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran.

Trump mentioned differences over how to handle the Iran agreement, which he wanted to withdraw from. "So we were not thinking the same", Trump said. It is a surprising one, however: Tillerson had survived months of antagonism from President Trump, and there was no particular reason to think that this was the moment when the ax would fall. Here are five reasons why Trump may have fired Tillerson.

Earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had refrained from saying Moscow was responsible. Top economic adviser Gary Cohn announced his resignation last week, not long after communications director Hope Hicks and staff secretary Rob Porter both departed near the start of Trump's second year in office. Amid massive global challenges like North Korea's nuclear arms race and the war in Syria, Trump proposed cutting the State Department budget by almost one-third. When Trump ultimately accepted Kim's invitation for a meeting, Tillerson was in Ethiopia, though he said he spoke with Trump about it shortly before it was announced.

Goldstein says Tillerson will miss his colleagues at the State Department and the foreign ministers he worked with. "He will do a fantastic job!" the president tweeted. "I really appreciate his service".

Mr Trump's Twitter announcement came only a few hours after Mr Tillerson landed in Washington after the trip, which had been cut short.

The circumstances behind the firing were unclear.

Rob Porter The White House staff secretary, a senior adviser in charge of much of the documentation that went to Trump for his signature, resigned in early February following accusations of domestic abuse from two former wives.

A top State Department official says President Donald Trump never explained to ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the reason why he was sacked.

Here is a partial list of officials who have been fired or quit since Trump took office on January 20, 2017, as well as people nominated by him for a position who did not take the job.

The State Department said Tillerson only learned of his termination when he read Trump's tweet on Tuesday morning.

"We've been talking about this for a long time", Trump said, citing the Iran nuclear deal as one of their points of disagreement.

A senior White House official said Mr Trump asked Tillerson to step down on Friday but did not want to make it public while he was on a trip to Africa.

As he headed home on Monday, Tillerson was also sharply critical of Moscow's purported role in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in London, and warned that it would nearly certainly "trigger a response". There were no obvious signs from his behavior or his aides on the plane that his departure was imminent.

Later, her name was on the order to carry out the destruction of videotapes of the interrogation, the New York Times reported, although the agency said her superior, Jose Rodriguez, head of the clandestine service, had made the decision.

Last week Tillerson said that an upcoming meeting between Trump and Kim would focus on "talks" rather than "negotiations". The timing of the move was created to allow Trump to put a new team in place in advance of those talks, said a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss a personnel decision. The sources weren't authorized to speak publicly and demanded anonymity.

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