Monday, 17 December, 2018

Rex Tillerson out as secretary of state, president announces

CIA Director to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson out as secretary of state, president announces
Patty Aguilar | 13 March, 2018, 15:23

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday morning that he will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Trump also had words of praise for Tillerson: "Finally, I want to thank Rex Tillerson for his service".

Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

A White House official said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of upcoming talks with North Korea and various trade talks.

Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the first woman so chosen.

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Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri
The Seminoles' season was one of close wins and close losses, but they're not heading into the NCAA Tournament with much momentum. The Seminoles made the tournament last season and advanced to the second round before being ousted by Xavier.

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Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is Trump's pick to take over for Pompeo.

In 2010, Pompeo defeated State Senator Jean Schodorf for the Kansas Republican primary for the 4th District Congressional seat. Haspel will be the first woman to serve in the position. In October, NBC reported that Tillerson called the president a "moron" following a meeting in July.

Tillerson is the former ExxonMobil CEO.

The breaking point appears to be Trump's surprise announcement last week that he was willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to CBS News.

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