Trump appoints Tillerson as Secretary of State with Central Intelligence Agency director Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Monica Juma at a hotel in Nairobi Kenya Friday March

President Donald Trump has replaced Rex Tillerson at Secretary of State with Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pomeo, after months of speculation surrounding Tillerson's role in the Trump administration.

"Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" he added.

Tillerson had just returned from a shortened trip to Africa hours before Trump's announcement. "Congratulations to all!" President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. "A great deal has been accomplished over the last 14 months, and I wish him and his family well".

CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel will replace Pompeo as the head of the CIA.

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Last week, Trump's chief economic advisor Gary Cohn resigned after the president announced he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Haspel will be the first woman to serve in the position.

Trump publicly undercut Tillerson's diplomatic initiatives numerous times, including on Monday when the former secretary of state's comments about Russian Federation appeared to be at odds with those of the White House.

"After 30 years as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, it has been my honor to serve as its Deputy Director alongside Mike Pompeo for the past year", she said.


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