Rex Tillerson out as Secretary of State with CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace him
By: Suzy Adams, Xiro Xone News March 13, 2018 Updated: 6:21 AM PT
Amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will replace him with his loyal friend, Mike Pompeo, who currently heads the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Deputy Director Gina Haspel will take over as director of CIA. She has been with the agency since 1985 and was appointed deputy director by President Trump in February 2017.
White House insider say, this decision has been on the President’s radar for some time now because the two were not a good match and were seldom on the same page.
According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, “The President asked Tillerson to step aside.”
While the President claims he spoke with Tillerson sources are saying it is not true. Rex Tillerson said, "i was not told ay the President I was fired. I found out when he tweeted it." The President said he and Tillerson had a different mindset. He wanted to break the Iran deal, Tillerson thought it was working. He wished Tillerson well. And thanked him for his service.