Trump Fires Rex Tillerson, Says He’ll Replace Him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

HeadlineMar 13, 2018

President Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump announced the news on Twitter this morning. He also said CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel will be tapped to succeed Pompeo at the CIA. The Intercept reports Gina Haspel was directly involved in the CIA’s torture program under the George W. Bush administration. She was responsible for running a secret CIA black site in Thailand where prisoners were waterboarded and tortured.

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