CIA Director to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State
March 13, 2018 08:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump has announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is leaving his post.
In a tweet, the President said that Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, will take over the position with Deputy Director of the CIA Gina Haspel becoming the new Director. She will be the first woman to take that role.
Tillerson had just returned from a trip to Africa hours before Trump's announcement. The President has not yet given any explanation for the change.
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. Congratulations to all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
Updated: March 13, 2018 08:27 AM
Created: March 13, 2018 06:56 AM
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