Rex Tillerson out as Secretary of State, to be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo


President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was out as secretary of state and said he plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to fill the position amid reports of ongoing tension between Tillerson and Trump.

>> READ MORE: Who is Gina Haspel, the new CIA director nominee?5 things to know about Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson | Pompeo may replace Tillerson under White House plan, reports sayTillerson slams reports he considered resigning, called Trump a 'moron'MORE


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I will not relent’
Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I will not relent’

Shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Donald Trump is revoking John Brennan’s security clearance, the former CIA director replied on Twitter:  Brennan later appeared in an MSNBC interview discussing the announcement. "I think Mr. Trump is getting more and more concerned...
Person bitten by shark off Cape Cod
Person bitten by shark off Cape Cod

A person was bitten by a shark off Cape Cod, sources tell Boston 25 News. >> Read more trending news  The harbormaster said that a Medflight has been called to take the victim to Tufts Medical Center. Crews are now out looking for the shark. The victim reportedly has "deep puncture wounds." Truro police are handling the investigation...
1 dead in fatal industrial accident near Walt Disney World employee area
1 dead in fatal industrial accident near Walt Disney World employee area

A 61-year-old man has died after an industrial accident near a Walt Disney World employee area, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. >> Read more trending news  According to deputies, two employees were emptying oil and grease byproduct from a semitrailer into a vat at the Harvest Power energy facility in Reedy Creek near...
‘John Doe’ buried in Georgia ID’ed by DNA as Michigan teen missing 39 years
‘John Doe’ buried in Georgia ID’ed by DNA as Michigan teen missing 39 years

Forensic experts on Tuesday identified a body buried in Georgia for nearly 40 years as a 15-year-old Michigan boy who was reported missing in 1979. Andrew Jackson Greer Jr., of Clayton, vanished Feb. 12, 1979, after leaving Addison High School and failing to return home. Michigan State Police officials said in a news release that the cold case...
Do you know her? Body found in Georgia landfill has several distinctive tattoos
Do you know her? Body found in Georgia landfill has several distinctive tattoos

The body of a woman found in a landfill in Bartow County, Georgia, was cut into “numerous pieces,” Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said at a news conference Wednesday.  “I’ve been doing this 35 years and I’ve never seen something like this before,” he said.  The pieces were packed into individual bags...
More Stories