‘Rexit’ From Foggy Bottom Is Now a Thing … Plus PredictIt Odds

Posted: 1:20 am ET
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Via CNN:

For weeks, conversations with Tillerson friends outside of Washington have left the impression that he, despite his frustrations, was determined to stay on the job at least through the end of the year. That would allow time to continue efforts to reorganize the State Department and would mean he could claim to have put in a year as America’s top diplomat.
But two sources who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity over the weekend said they would not be surprised if there was a “Rexit” from Foggy Bottom sooner that that.
Both of these sources are familiar with Tillerson conversations with friends outside Washington. Both said there was a noticeable increase in the secretary’s frustration and his doubts that the tug-of-war with the White House would subside anytime soon.

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69th Secretary of State Watch: The Prediction Market, Who’s Up, Who’s Down? Who’s at Trump Tower?

Posted: 1:53 am ET
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CBS News is reporting today that the “battle” to become¬†President-elect Donald Trump‚Äôs secretary of state¬†appears to be down to three men:¬†former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani,¬†2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney¬†and¬†former CIA Director David Petraeus. ¬†CBS News‚Äô Major Garrett reported Tuesday morning that Giuliani is still the likeliest pick — but that as Mr. Trump¬†meets with Romney¬†over dinner in Midtown Manhattan tonight, it‚Äôs hard to discount Romney as a top pick as well. ¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôm told that Giuliani is still the leading candidate but this dinner with Romney tonight … does add to the atmospheric drama around this whole process,‚ÄĚ Garrett said on CBSN.

These are exactly the top three names over at the prediction market with Romney leading at $0.41 now since we did the screen grab below, followed by Giuliani at $.0.26, and Petraeus at $0.12. 

Top tier names on predictit breaking above¬†1¬Ę:

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Lower¬†tier names on predictit not breaking above¬†1¬Ę:

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See the SoS predictit page here.

In any case, somebody apparently told Representative Dana Rorahbacher that he is under consideration as secretary of state. He released the following statement for folks who wanted to cast their votes over at the Breitbart News poll.

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Link to poll below where 146,450 people apparently voted on who should be the next secretary of state. They picked somebody else!

Meanwhile, Rudy, Rudy, Rudy, is still in the running.

And then, the Petraeus crashed¬†Rudy’s party.

President-elect Trump also had dinner at a French restaurant with Mitt Romney and there’s a photo! ¬†Somewhere is this photo is an invisible word cloud that says “GOTCHA!” ¬†Looks like DJT is so tickled, he might just announced his secretary of state before the season finale.

Nooooo, it’s not Fabio.

And it’s not¬†Mr. Large Wooden Stick. Stopit.

Da end. Until the next update.

 

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