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Trump may replace Rex Tillerson with CIA chief Mike Pompeo: US officials

Republican Senator Tom Cotton would be tapped to replace Pompeo at Central Intelligence Agency: US officials

Reuters  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump is considering a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose relationship has been strained by the top US diplomat’s softer line on North Korea and other differences, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Tillerson would be replaced within weeks by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist and foreign policy hardliner, under a White House plan to carry out the most significant staff shake-up so far of the Trump administration. Republican Senator Tom Cotton, one of Trump’s staunchest defenders in Congress, would be tapped ...

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 08:01 IST