December 1, 2017

Trump weighs plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA boss Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON – After months of clashes on policy and personality, President Donald Trump is considering ousting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with hard-nosed CIA Director Mike Pompeo following less than a year on the job, senior U.S. officials said Thursday as turmoil within Trump’s national security team burst into the open.

The White House plan, which Trump has not yet signed off on, would force a major realignment early in his term,.. Read more.

Japan Times

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