Posted: 9:44 am PT
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: White House fires top Tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state's dismissal.
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) March 13, 2018
NEWS, LEAVING WITH TILLERSON –> two sources say White House just recently called Under Secretary Steve Goldstein to tell him he is no longer needed. Goldstein was then called up to Tillerson's office for a meeting. @StateDept
— Kylie Atwood (@kylieatwood) March 13, 2018
Remarkable statement from State Department spokesman on Tillerson firing: pic.twitter.com/iBpLaK1tXw
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 13, 2018
WH official says chief of staff John Kelly called Tillerson Friday and again on Saturday. Both calls to Tillerson, the official says, warned that Trump was about to take imminent action if he did not step aside. When Tillerson didn't act, Trump fired him.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 13, 2018
Trump ousts Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state and replaces him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. https://t.co/UisOebzrC0
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 13, 2018
— Jordyn Phelps (@JordynPhelps) March 13, 2018
Who is Secretary of State right now?? The White House tells ABC Tillerson is STILL SecState during a transition period. Asked to comment a senior State Dept official said the press office is unaware of that. Sanders said John Sullivan will become acting SoS soon, didnt know when.
— Justin Fishel (@JustinFishelABC) March 13, 2018