Reports: White House Has Plan to Oust Tillerson
Are his days numbered? Multiple media reports claim there’s a White House plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. That would cap a turbulent year for Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil, whose tenure has been marred by public tensions with Trump and sharp criticism of how he’s run the State Department. Pompeo, meanwhile, has proven himself a loyal member of Trump’s national security team. Still, it’s unclear whether the president has approved the plan, reportedly assembled by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.