Trump Fires Tillerson, Picks CIA Chief Pompeo to Succeed Him
Trump Fires Tillerson, Picks CIA Chief Pompeo to Succeed Him
Trump's pick for new CIA director is female career spymaster
14 March, 2018, 12:04
As CIA director, Pompeo said he believed intelligence assessments that Putin was behind the effort to influence the 2016 election - even though Trump has dismissed those reports for fear it would undercut the legitimacy of his election. She is a veteran CIA clandestine officer backed by many in the US intelligence community but regarded warily by some in Congress for her involvement in the agency's "black site" detention facilities.
The rare firing of the United States' top diplomat capped months of friction between the Republican president and the 65-year-old former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive.
Tillerson was reported to have privately called Trump a "moron" in July after the president suggested a 10-fold increase in the US nuclear arsenal.
Trump told reporters on the White House lawn on Tuesday morning that he did not discuss his decision with Tillerson but that the two "have been talking about this a long time". He declared Tuesday, "I'm really at a point where we're getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want". "With Mike Pompeo, we have a similar thought process".
The undersecretary for public affairs at the State Department, Steve Goldstein, offered a different account of Tillerson's departure.
"The torture of detainees in USA custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history", Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said in a statement Tuesday.
"Under the Trump administration, we're seeing an uptick in CIA-led missions and operations", said Rachel Stohl, managing director of the Stimson Center and director of its Conventional Defense Program. I think Trump is right about the Iran nuke deal and Paris Climate Accord.
Though Trump and other officials said he'd been considering replacing Tillerson for some time, the president said he made the decision only recently and "by myself".
While the White House said Tillerson was informed on Friday of his imminent dismissal, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday that White House chief of staff John Kelly called Tillerson on Friday to inform him that a presidential tweet about him may be coming but did not give any more details.
He appeared to be caught by surprise last week when Trump announced he had accepted Kim's invitation to meet.
FILE - Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on "Worldwide Threats" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 13, 2018. Trump tweeted, "He will do a fantastic job!"
For Thomas Countryman, who was assistant secretary of state for worldwide security and nonproliferation from 2011 to 2017, the reshuffle could have catastrophic consequences for U.S. national security.
The White House then confirmed State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as acting under secretary for public diplomacy, with a White House official telling Axios, "Heather is the only one at State we trust".
The White House distanced itself from those remarks, and a few days later, Tillerson himself backed off. "I guess he thought it was OK", Trump said, referring to Tillerson. Trump may not take his advice but there's every reason to believe he'll take it seriously.
Morell noted that Haspel will be taking over at a time when the USA faces "significant adversaries here, from Iran to Russian Federation to North Korea to ISIS and al Qaeda".
Lawmakers from both major parties have criticized those cuts and the administration's failure to fill dozens of open jobs there.
Tillerson faced a tougher confirmation that most nominees to be secretary of state previous year as Democrats grilled him about his oil business ties to Russian Federation.
It is not unusual in the Trump administration for top officials to learn from others that they have been fired.
"His leadership has made America safer and I look forward to representing him and the American people to the rest of the world to further Americas prosperity", he said.
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