Rex Tillerson is Out; Mike Pompeo is in as Secretary of State

Mar 13, 2018

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sit down between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tillerson's departure follows months of tension between him and Trump. Gina Haspel, the current CIA deputy director, stands to take over the agency, Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.