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Trump Has A Plan To Replace Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson With The CIA Chief

Thursday - 30/11/2017 11:32
Under the scenario, Sen. Tom Cotton would become the new CIA leader.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in September at the White House. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in September at the White House. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Trump currently has a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA chief Mike Pompeo, several news outlets confirmed on Thursday.

The nearly unprecedented move would cut short the turbulent tenure of the former ExxonMobil CEO whose relationship has frayed with Trump over a variety of issues ranging from climate change to the Iran nuclear deal to the diplomatic crisis between US allies in the Persian Gulf.

The plan, which is reportedly being overseen by Trump's chief of staff, would also replace Pompeo with Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who is an ally of Trump's on national security matters.

The news was first reported by the New York Times. As always with the Trump administration, nothing is set in stone until it actually happens. BuzzFeed News didn't immediately confirm the planned moves.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates and follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.

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