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another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted [ fired ] Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 13, 2018 07:46AM
......Mike Pompeo, CIA Director, will replace him....CIO Deputy Director, Gina Haspel replaces Pompeo......just announced on TV.....no on-line news links yet....


....links are posted....


Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

....President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday.

Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

Pompeo will replace him at the State Department, and Gina Haspel — the deputy director at the CIA — will succeed him at the CIA, becoming the first woman to run the spy agency, if confirmed.

In a statement issued to The Washington Post, Trump praised both Pompeo and Haspel.

“I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State,” Trump said. “Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. Army, and graduated with Honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle.”

The president continued, “Gina Haspel, the Deputy Director of the CIA, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo and she will be the CIA’s first-ever female director, a historic milestone. Mike and Gina have worked together for more than a year, and have developed a great mutual respect.”

Trump also had words of praise for Tillerson: “Finally, I want to thank Rex Tillerson for his service. A great deal has been accomplished over the last fourteen months, and I wish him and his family well.”

The president — who has long clashed will Tillerson, who he believes is “too establishment” in his thinking — felt it was important to make the change now, as he prepares for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as upcoming trade negotiations, three White House officials said.

“I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and for this opportunity to serve as Secretary of State,” Pompeo said in a statement. “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 America’s prosperity. Serving alongside the great men and women of the CIA, the most dedicated and talented public servants I have encountered, has been one of the great honors of my life.”

Haspel in a statement also said she was excited for her promotion.

“After 30 years as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, it has been my honor to serve as its Deputy Director alongside Mike Pompeo for the past year,” she said. “I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me, to be nominated to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.”



OMG....another one is gone..........?!



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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 13, 2018 08:01AM
Now we know why he accepted Kim's invite while Rex was away..... We're bringing in a hawk to run the NoKo negotiations. War footing, y'all.



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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 13, 2018 08:07AM
....it was obvious when Tillerson was blind-sided....he said one thing about the North Korea offer, then Trump contradicted him without letting him know......



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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 13, 2018 08:12AM
And just yesterday Tillerson declared that the Russians were behind that poisoning in the UK, now today he’s tired by trump. Hmmmm!
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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 13, 2018 08:24AM
Till: "Russians tried to kill the dude in the UK."
Vlad: "Donnie... fire him or I release THE TAPES "
Trump: "YER FIRED !"
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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 13, 2018 08:49AM
I’m glad he’s gone, but these other two sound like effusive bootlickers. Trump will have his conflict/war/whatever. He’ll need it, to shore up his wilting base in time for re-election. It’s all right there in the conservative playbook.
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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 13, 2018 08:58AM
Out of the frying pan and into the fire, I’m afraid. Pompeo sounds like a smart guy, but he’s also a tea partier who has certainly said any number of ridiculous things. I think Trump wanted a more aggressive SoS, which we all may regret.

When was the last time a SoS was fired? I mean, removed in midstream, not by his/her choice, and not at the transition to a new presidential term?

Edit: Closest I could come was Alexander (“I am in control”) Haig, who lasted two years with Reagan. He resigned, but was on the outs with various members of the gipper’s administration at the time.



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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 13, 2018 09:51AM
So, what former Soviet satellite property is next on Putin's shopping list? Now would be a great time for him to buy.


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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: March 13, 2018 10:01AM
Tillerson was an adult in the room, probably the best regarded of all of Trump's cabinet picks. I viewed him as a buffer between us and the real chaos Trump might otherwise unleash on the world (so far it's been all bravado...)

Pompeo is a right wing nutter AND hawk, he's a nightmare for SOS.
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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 13, 2018 11:05AM
"U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is hailing Mike Pompeo as a "great decision" for next secretary of state.

Haley, who had her own contentious relationship with ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, congratulated Pompeo in a tweet and called him her "friend." She wrote: "Great decision by the President."
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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 13, 2018 11:15AM
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Steve G.
"U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is hailing Mike Pompeo as a "great decision" for next secretary of state.

Haley, who had her own contentious relationship with ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, congratulated Pompeo in a tweet and called him her "friend." She wrote: "Great decision by the President."

Remember, sucking up to 45 always helps your standing in the moron's eyes.
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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 13, 2018 12:11PM
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The White House’s account of the Tillerson firing collapsed within minutes.

Senior administration officials told outlets including The Washington Post and CNN that Tillerson had been told he would be dismissed on Friday, March 9.

Within the hour, the State Department issued a statement insisting that Tillerson “had every intention of remaining” and “did not speak to the President this morning and is unaware of the reason.” CNN reported that Tillerson had received a call from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Friday night indicating that he would be replaced that did not specify timing; a senior White House official told the network that it was Trump himself who had suddenly decided to pull the trigger on Tuesday morning. Tillerson learned of his actual firing the same way everybody else did: By reading about it on Twitter shortly after 8:44 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 13.

A lot turns on that timing.
[www.theatlantic.com]







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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted [ fired ] Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 13, 2018 12:14PM
.....wow, he can't even be truthful about it.....never tells them in-person or gives them a 'heads up'.....he just dumps them like yesterday's trash......



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Re: another one bites the dust?!....Trump has ousted Tillerson as Secretary of State.......
Posted by: Sam3
Date: March 14, 2018 04:43AM
At least on "The Apprentice" he told them to their face:

"You're fired."
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