Trump to Oust Tillerson, Replace Him With Mike Pompeo

Lucy Bush
December 1, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to leave his post in January, sources told Fox News, with CIA Director Mike Pompeo being eyed to take his place.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly developed the plan to replace Tillerson, the report said, which involves nominating Sen.

The move will come in the next several weeks, The New York Times reported, citing senior administration officials.

This is a developing story; stay with 7News for continued updates as they become available.

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"He's here. Rex is here", he said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are "no personnel announcements at this time".

Kelle Louaillier, president of Corporate Accountability International, said that while ousting Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, might otherwise be a positive step, having Pompeo in charge of the U.S. State Department would be nothing to celebrate.

Pompeo is reportedly much closer to President Trump and has a good relationship with the President, unlike Tillerson, who has appeared to distance himself from Trump on a number of occasions. She says, "When the president loses confidence in somebody they will no longer serve in their position".

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According to Pentagon reporters, Mattis said, when asked about the report, "I make nothing of it; there's nothing to it". That's after reports that he might be picked to run the Central Intelligence Agency in a major shake-up of President Donald Trump's national security team.

Trump is considering a plan to oust Tillerson, whose relationship has been strained by the top USA diplomat's softer line on North Korea and other differences, senior administration officials said. He's a 40-year-old Army veteran who was first elected to the Senate in 2014, and has been viewed as a rising star in the GOP. Vanity Fair separately reported that Pompeo could replace Tillerson as early as January.

US officials and individuals familiar with White House plans have spoken about the possibility of a broad shakeup in President Donald Trump's national security team.

Also unclear is whether Pompeo has been approached about the Cabinet reshuffle, but another administration official said he is open to taking the job.

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