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Trump ousts Secy of State Rex Tillerson, ropes in CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen

Reuters 

Trump on Tuesday said he had replaced U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, and had tapped Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen." Tillerson’s departure caps months of friction between the Republican president and the 65-year-old former Exxon Mobil chief executive. The tensions peaked last ...

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 02:04 IST
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