CIA Director Pompeo reportedly tabbed as Secretary of State
Senior officials in Washington say that the White House is planning to oust Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo in the coming weeks. The candidate for taking over the CIA is Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, who reportedly sees eye to eye with Trump on national security issues.
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I hope very much that this is not ‘fake news’ as it came to light through the NYT from ‘unnamed’ White House officials. Tillerson is an Arabist through and through judging by his past deeds and not too far off in his approach to the Middle East from a Kerry/Clinton State Dept.. His recent meeting with the little king from Jordan, must have included promises that the US will not move the embassy to Jerusalem. Something that I’m sure has been Tillerson’s view also. He loves this ‘peace process’ and the ‘Two State Solution’.