WASHINGTON, United States - The White House has a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported Thursday, November 30.
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US officials and individuals familiar with White House plans have spoken about the possibility of a broad shakeup in President Donald Trump's national security team.
The strategy to remove Tillerson comes amid strained relations between President Donald Trump and his top diplomat. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are "no personnel announcements at this time".
Asked what he made of Tillerson's reported pending departure, Mattis said: "I make nothing of it". Even so, an end-of-year exit would make his time in office the shortest of any secretary of state whose tenure was not ended by a change in presidents in almost 120 years.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in a panel discussion at the Wilson Center in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017. Trump has never been one to favor diplomacy either, despite his talk of making deals, and while it makes some sense that he would want a top diplomat who is similarly averse to talking, it's also clearly risky.
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If carried out, the staff changes would be the latest in a string of firings or resignations in the Trump administration including the departures of the chief of staff, national security adviser and Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
He has offered effusive praise for Trump despite the president's criticism of USA intelligence agencies, some of which concluded that Russian Federation conducted an influence campaign to boost Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
In September in Beijing, Tillerson said Washington was probing North Korea to see whether it was interested in dialogue and had multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang.
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace reacted on "Outnumbered Overtime", saying it "sure does seem like Tillerson is on the way out" given that White House statement.
Tillerson answered that "the president speaks for himself".