As resignation rumors swirl, State Dept says Tillerson taking time off

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may resign before the end of 2017 due to a rift with President Donald Trump and the administration over a number of policy differences, according to reports in the American media. However, a State Department spokesperson said Tuesday that Tillerson intends to stay at the department and is merely "taking a little time off" this week following an overseas trip. The top diplomat is also said to be at odds with Trump over the president's comment last week that he regrets selecting Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

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